What defines Orange County style?
You might think of Southern California style as laid back-jeans, a tee, and flip flops. OC style would be more polished casual – jeans and heels. The perfect outfit for OC would be layers – think jeans, a cool pair of sneakers, sweater, sunglasses -- always sunglasses.
What’s trending right now?
- Bold colors that make a statement
- Exaggerated waistline
- Leather jackets
- Denim with extra details
What are essentials for a visitor to pack?
- Layers. It gets cold in the evenings, so light sweaters are always important.
- Bathing suit
- Cover up
- Jeans that can be casual and dressy
- Heels, flats & sneakers
- Flowy maxi dress
Where’s the best OC Shopping?
Hands down……South Coast Plaza! South Coast Plaza has over 250 boutiques and restaurants from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, John Varvatos, Intermix, Madewell, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Hermes, just to name a few.
For outdoor shopping and dining near the water, I love Lido Marina Village. Great stores like Bailey 44, Cos Bar, Sugar Paper, Warby Parker, Elyse Walker, and Clare V. are some of my personal favorites.
Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll be ready to showcase your SoCal style thanks to premium shopping and expert stylists. Just don’t forget to pack your sunglasses!