Spring is finally here, and you know what that means: beautiful, warm months ahead…especially in Los Angeles. If you live on the West Coast already, it’s only getting warmer, and if you live somewhere else, well, it’s time to save up for that ticket! Palm trees, wide beaches and gorgeous sunsets come to mind when we think of the infamous metropolis, but you need to pack a little more than bikinis (ok, not too much more). Here are a few staples to remember to take with you on your journey, from Rodeo Drive to Sunset Boulevard.
Beachy Chic. L.A. is home to some of the nicest beaches & parks on the West Coast. It makes sense that you’d want the perfect colorful swimwear that shows off your curves and luscious tan as you lay out.
Flora Print Vintage High Waisted Bikini Set | $8-$15 | by Amazon
Rayban Aviator Sunglasses | $160 | by Intermix
Lipsy Geo-Tribal Beach Caftan Kimono | $46 | by Asos
Milo Beach Bag | $79.50 | by Wool And The Gang
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100 | $9.99 | by Target
Afternoon Delights. After your long layout session at the beach, it’s time to grab something to eat. You don’t need to do too much exploring, the hangout spots near the boardwalk like Santa Monica’s The Sidewalk Cafe will be just what you need to satisfy your appetite. Relax without looking buttoned up.
Blue High Waist Denim Short | $44 | by Miss Selfridge
Floral Print Kimono | $49.90 | by ZARA
Nailhead Faux Leather Sandals | $24.90 | by Forever 21
Stepping Out. You just finished your pina colada and your homegirl texts you an invite to a dinner at Nobu before attending an exhibit opening near the LA County Museum of Art in the evening. Don’t worry about what to wear because these picks will have you set for a night out.
Lovers + Friends x REVOLVE My Way Jumpsuit | $180 | by REVOLVE
Birchell High Heeled Sandals | $160 | by Aldo
Sydnee Clutch | $39.95 | by Sole/Society
Give us the night. Dinner was fabulous and the exhibit was incredible, but it’s time to let your hair down! For a night filled with people watching and some of the best live music you’ll see, head to Hollywood’s The Sayers Club. Get sexy with a few of these picks. Just grab your palette and go with a light contour to beat the night. You’re going to want to keep it your makeup light because of the heat.
Olivera Floral Print Wrap Back Crop Top | $40 | by Missguided
Lila Floral Print Cigarette Trousers | $40 | by Missguided
Sephora Contouring 101 Face Palette | $28 | by Sephora
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Shine Lipstick in Surreal Sun ($30 | by Sephora
– Jade Earle