Our latest go-to vacay is a trip to Santa Monica, CA. To align yourself with the SoCal theme, your style should point to ‘laid-back chic’: without much effort—but plenty of color—it’s easy to achieve this style, and definitely easy to grasp this mindset!
Start with SCOUT’s Fast Getaway Roller Bag in Daily Bubble Blue… the pattern itself (a tried and true favorite of Scouties!), was inspired by the bright blue skies of sunny cities just like Santa Monica.
Bring along style siren Kelly Wearstler’s book, Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style: as you flip through the pages of this colorful tome, you’ll notice Wearstler’s capacity for exploring various color stories… some of which inspired the décor found in the hotel that she helped design, the Viceroy Hotel Group’s Santa Monica outpost!
Laid-back chic is best achieved via fun colors & classic patterns: choose an ethnic pattern, like the ikat print in this Calypso dress; juxtapose sky blue with a pop of pink, found on this pair of Vans slip-ons; next to light-weight cotton, the next best fabric for warm & sunny Cali is straw, best executed in J Crew’s easy Farmer’s Market Tote