In one of her iconic songs, Katy Perry famously sings about California girls wearing Daisy Dukes (true) and bikinis on top (not always). But if you’re wondering what else besides killer cutoffs are the other hallmarks of quintessential California style, we’re here to help: more cool denim; great basic tees and tanks; breezy boho silhouettes; and a healthy mix of ’90s grunge and ’70s surf and sport culture.
Because the Cali look is always in style, we rounded up 5 brands who have the West Coast vibe on lock. From Christy Dawn to Staud, these are the places to shop to nail down the laid-back look. Click through for the brands that epitomize SoCal style.
This post was originally published in 2014 and was updated on June 14, 2018.