10 Fall Essentials You Need To Get SoCal Fashion Blogger Style

Dressing for fall in California is a little bit of an oxymoron – the weather doesn’t exactly change as much on the west coast as it does everywhere else. Nevertheless, every girl wants to refresh her wardrobe in order to dress for the season (even if it’s still 80 degrees). California fashion bloggers are the definite masters of dressing comfortably  for the season, without sacrificing on style. Check out the top 10 pieces you need to get that west coast girl style, no matter what’s your zipcode.


“By the end of summer I am just itching to get into cozy knits to combat the chilly fall air, which was the overall inspiration for this look. By adding the black snakeskin heels, chic handbag, and berry lips, I amped up this basic ensemble, which is simply jeans and a sweater that anyone can wear. This is one of those outfits that makes me feel most like me; comfortable and confident, ready to take on anything that comes my way.”

Maegan from Love Maegan


“I’m inspired by menswear!! Lately it’s been all about contrasting looks. I love taking a feminine piece & mixing it with something masculine. In this look I went for a typical black dress but wrapped a boyfriend flannel around my waist. I feel like it ‘grunged-up’ the look a bit. Also, it’s always fun to add a pop of color on my lips too when I’m wearing menswear. Think: my boyfriend’s white tee with Nars hot pink lipstick! Ultimately, this look is fun for California girls because it’s sexy in an understated way.”

Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential


“Pastels are huge this season. And a comfy sweater is the perfect laid back piece for a Cali girl to layer over more tailored separates.”

Sydne from Sydne Style


“This overalls look is my go-to for summer into fall. Because we don’t have extreme variation in the seasons in SoCal, I like to show a bit of skin while still covering up too. I’ve also been throwing these crystal and glass necklaces on constantly for a more earthy, spiritual feel– I totally believe in the healing powers of crystals! Also, these lace-up flats are the perfect laid-back shoe for LA. I don’t think I could wear these in New York, they’re too casual!”

Minnie from The Stylish Wanderer


“I’m a California girl for life, and I like things easy and simplified. But at this point in my life, my heart craves a city vibe. Crisp white shirts paired with barely-there cotton skirt is my favorite no-brainer outfit.”

Rachel from That’s Chic


“I live for fall. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Snuggling Up By The Fire. Apple Picking. Watching Hocus Pocus. Wearing Chunky Knits & Cozy Scarves. Breathing in the crisp Fall air. Baking up a pumpkin and apple storm. Colorful fall leaves. I just can’t get enough of this beautiful season. When I think about my go-to fall outfit, this is it. It’s comfy, cozy, and most definitely lazy day Sunday appropriate. Plus, the touch of yellow is totally fitting for the season. It’s so unexpected and adds an element of warmth to any look. Light layers are the way to go for CA’s mild autumn season.”

Rita from Coast With Me


“California style is about wearing clothes that make you feel like you can do anything. Here in LA it’s always great weather, so your outfit should always be ready for adventure! There’s usually a light breeze, so flow-y skirts are definitely a Cali thing. It’s the easiest way to pull off that effortless chic look every girl is going for. Crop tops, like this one from Free People, are perfect. Throw on a jean jacket as night falls and you’ll be ready for anywhere the weekend takes you.”

Kate from Style Wax Poetic


“I don’t wear a lot of dresses, but I’ve always had a thing for a good shirtdress. Probably because they just have that sorta laid back vibe that I’m so easily drawn to. This kind of look has year-round potential here in Southern California. Just add a light sweater when the temperatures drop, and you’re good to go.”

Theresa from The Habit


“West Coast style in general is more laid back and natural, but still manages to look put together. This look I balanced distressed boyfriend jeans with a polished silk blouse and trendy stacked sandals, making it perfect for warm fall California days or a dinner down by the beach!”

Sarah from Denim Dujour



“I love this simple sweater dress because it really is a classic piece that can take me from day to night all year round. A great boot and a statement necklace make it pop and have me looking pulled together no matter how crazy my day is.”

Rebecca from Sea Island Drive

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By Kasha Cabato

Kasha Cabato is a fashion industry professional who specializes in marketing and social media. She is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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