Out of all the brands on this list, Madewell is probably the most quintessentially "LA." Their selection of ready-to-wear pieces screams "Los Angeles," from the sexy flannel shirts to the ripped skinny jeans. Their signature style is a mix of grunge, punk, and a little bit of rock'n'roll for good measure. And all of them look right at home with the LA vibe. In fact, when you go to Downtown LA, you might see countless women sporting a piece or two, or even head-to-toe Madewell. That's how beloved they are in this city!
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As global warming and climate change remain hot button issues to this day, more and more people are calling for the fashion industry to go eco-friendly. Especially since the business is one of the biggest contributors to the world's waste, a common criticism that they've faced for a long time. Fortunately, a lot of companies have either started going organic or have made sustainability the foundation of their line. And in LA, that's Reformation! Quality attire that ranges from casual clothes to elegant attire, this label stands proud of their sustainable practices. No wonder it's slowly becoming a huge favourite among LA girls!
Remember that LA is where Hollywood is, and although it's highly unlikely you'll get invited to one of Tinsel Town's swanky parties, you can never be too prepared. Or even when you're just going on a night out with some friends and you want to go somewhere a little more sophisticated. Or when you're asked out on a hot date. As long as you need a more refined look for whatever or wherever it is you're going to, at least you'll have Stone Cold Fox. This LA-born brand specializes in cocktail-wear and eveningwear, giving you some sexy sophistication to go with the city's elegant urban vibe!
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Apart from Hollywood, LA is also the home for upscale pool parties. Or, if you're not in the mood to taste chlorine, you and your friends can simply go to the many crystal clear beaches that line up California, just a fun road trip away from LA's city centre. But what are you gonna wear for such? Vitamin A has got you covered! This cool and hip label is all about the sexy swimsuit, offering up sensual silhouettes that highlight all of your best features. And they come in the most delectable shades too, be it a pop of neon or the more natural neutrals.
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If it's not the bright California sun that's going to blind you, it's probably the hordes of paparazzi that trail behind the celebrities. And even though you're not the one getting popped, their bright flashes are still mega eyesores! So when going or even staying in LA, always be prepared with a nice pair of sunglasses. However, if you forgot yours at home or at your parent's place, there's still Crap Eyewear. Far from its ironic name, this eyewear brand sells some fo the chicest pairs in town. You can go for their sleek modern selection or look pretty in their vintage shapes that harken back to Old Hollywood glamour!
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And finally, no LA outfit is complete without a little bling. Of course, you're not competing with the celebs here, who probably wear the likes of Tiffany & Co, and Cartier. No, for you, as a cool West Coast chick, you're all about that subtle shine and golden sparkle. And because of that, thank goodness for Bagatiba! This upscale-meets-downtown jewellery brand will give you enough bling to cap off your look in that signature nonchalant California way without look too done up and stuffy. You just want your accessories to accentuate your beauty, not drown it, and their pieces do just that!
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There's no denying that West Coast chicks, especially those living in LA, has some serious style game! You'd have to in order to live in one of the most fashionable cities in the world. And if you want your clothes to really scream LA, these are the brands worth investing in!