I have to admit that when I first heard about Planet Blue, an online store tailored to all things California style, was more than just a little skeptical. After all, I am from Southern California and when people think they know me, I get a little “oh yeah?” attitude going on, but I am seriously impressed. As far as California fashion goes, these people have got us on lock. I picked out a few of my favorite pieces to showcase here for you guys, though it’s official, I am now obsessed with Planet Blue. What can I say? It’s like they know me or something…
I absolutely LOVE this sweater! Anyone who knows me knows that I am sooo not a morning person! I love the cute hoodie style because it hardly ever gets that cold here in the winter. We rarely get into the low 30′s (30 F) and it only ever gets cold and rainy so we don’t have a huge need for winter coats, though many people in Cali will wear them anyway just because we can’t get away with it any other time of year…
I’m not a huge fan of these, but I thought you guys might like them and it’s very much that California style vibe to them. Nothing says Cali like Palm trees and the ocean LOL.
Everyone in California probably has about 10 bathing suits each, especially women, because let’s be honest, it’s hot weather more than anything else here so we have a need to be fashionable in many ways when it comes to swimwear. I thought this swimsuit was so unique; I don’t think I’ve even seen a peplum style suit before and I love it!
Lovely cotton maxi dresses are pretty on trend for California, especially in the beach cities which have a tendency to get chilly and breezy in the evenings, but are hot during the day. Plus, this is a great, easy outfit to go straight over your bathing suit after a dip in the pool or ocean if you’re going to dinner straight after.
This isn’t particularly swaying to California style, but I saw it and loved it and had to add it to my list! I love the Victorian influence on this top, but I also love that they’ve modernized the style with cutouts and a tank style.
Girls in Cali have a thing for two things: rings and bohemian-looking knit bags. It’s true, not everyone rocks that style, but it’s huge all over, especially near beach cities as well as Palm Springs and LA. Rings are the perfect way to add fun pops of color and accessorize an outfit without cluttering it. This midi ring is so cute and the turquoise bead accents are perfect for Cali as there’s a lot of Native American tribal type influence.
This T-shirt is just one that is casual and cute and really just breathed Cali in my mind because sooo many people in California now speak Spanish. We’re so close to TJ (Tijuana,MX) that it’s really common for people to speak the language, know the culture and love the food. Aside from that, there are a ton of Mexican people who live in California and there’s a huge influence on our entire culture because of it which is awesome because who doesn’t love tacos?
Love this slightly more formal yet not overly fancy dress! It’s breathable in a chic sort of way that seems comfortable and still really stylish. The slight high-low and cutouts to it make this dress a great choice for dinners on the beach or hot summer nights.
Shorts are a huge staple here in California. Especially in the beach cities, young girls to teens to grown women wear shorts 24/7, even when it rains out. They pop a sweatshirt on and rock shorts when it’s poring so I thought this was a great choice. These shorts are really cute with a touch of bohemian crochet style while adding a pop of color to any outfit.
Absolutely love the style of this shirt! It’s a big thing in California to wear slouchy type tops, whether sweaters, blouses, knit tops, or whichever. This top is perfect for hot nights or even cooler evening where it’s just casual. It has the feel of being a bit nicer than a sweatshirt or hoodie, but still looks comfortable.
This jacket is great for fashionable evenings out, whether at the club or just going out to dinner. It’ll keep you warm if you’re near the ocean or otherwise is a great way to look a little edgy while staying warm.
For more California type fashion picks , check out Planet Blue.
UPDATE: I just saw that today is the last day for Planet Blue’s 50% Off Sale on Select Items, Use Code: BYESUMMER.
Other Planet Blue Deals:
Shop Women’s Designer Fashion at Planet Blue and get 10% Off your entire purchase!* Use promo code: PBSUMMER. *One-time only; excludes sale items. Offer valid 8/1/13-8/31/13.
Shop regular-priced jeans & denim from Planet Blue and get 10% Off with promo code DENIM10. *one-time use only. Offer valid 8/1/13-9/15/13.
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