Los Angeles may be known for sunshine, palm trees and movie stars but those of us in the fashion world know it is also the denim capital of the world. Perhaps no one does off-duty cool better than an LA girl thanks to the city’s sunny and casual lifestyle. Here, a few examples of how to rock an array of locally grown denim styles with ease, confidence and just the right amount of LA sass.
No true Angeleno is complete without the perfect pair of cutoffs. A white pair is a fun alternative to typical denim that makes for a put-together, easy-breezy ensemble.
Boot cut is back. Believe it. Embrace the flattering silhouette by pairing it with a polished knit—like this mockneck sweater—that offsets the slouchy fit.
Flip Flop Jeans, Current/Elliott, $238
Braided Sweater, LNA, $242
Vintage Belt, Hat
Breathe new life into your skinny jeans routine by going for a high-waisted pair with a cuff. It's a classic and clean look that feels fresh and modern.
Frayed Mom Jeans
We don't know exactly when it happened, but there is no denying mom jeans are here to stay. The high waist of this pair feels edgy and retro, while the frayed hemmed keeps things relaxed. Team with a striped shirt and Birkenstocks for a backyard barbecue.
There is a reason the boyfriend jean is such a classic: It radiates the perfect amount of laid-back cool without being too casual. Opt for a slim-fitting distressed pair and wear with a flannel shirt and layered pendants.
Babylon Tank, Reformation, $58
When channeling LA's laid-back lifestyle keep hair and makeup to a minimum. Enhance hair's natural texture with salt spray, and define eyes with a soft brown shadow.
Photography: Monti Smith
Styling: Rachel Zoe Studio
Hair and Makeup: Ashley Bourdon
Model: Michaela Bushkin
Shot on location in Venice, California