5 Brands That Epitomize California Style

In one of her iconic songs, Katy Perry famously sings about California girls wearing Daisy Dukes (true) and bikinis on top (not always). But if you’re wondering what the other hallmarks of quintessential California style arebesides killer cutoffs, we’re here to help: more cool denim, great basic tees and tanks, breezy boho silhouettes, and a healthy mix of ’90s grunge and ’70s surf and sport culture.

Because the Cali look is always in style, we rounded up five brands that have the West Coast vibe on lock. From Christy Dawn to Staud, these are the places to shop to nail down the laid-back look. Click through for the brands that epitomize SoCal style.

This post was originally published in 2014 and has since been updated.