I was born and raised in Los Angeles, so as cliché as it sounds, I have quintessentially laid-back L.A. style. I wear denim in some form pretty much every day, T-shirts and tanks are my go-tos, and I've been known to sport a vintage band tee on occasion (I told you it would sound cliché). What I'm getting at is that given my "chill" California style, there are some spring 2019 trends that just don't align with my aesthetic—hey, not every trend is for everybody. Whether they're too sporty, sleek, or street, a few just don't do it for me.
There are, however, quite a few spring trends I'm tripping over myself to jump on now that the weather is finally tolerable again (and by that I mean sunny and 70 degrees—I am from L.A., after all). From the barely there sandal trend I'm already wearing with jeans to the handbag trend I've been championing the return of for months, below are the six spring trends L.A. girls like myself are excited about right now. So if you typically find yourself gravitating toward more of a relaxed style, or simply want to see how the other half lives, I'm breaking each trend down for you below.
We may not be reinventing the wheel here, but '90s-style racerback tank tops are back in a major way for spring, and I'm 100% on board with it (and so is Kendall Jenner, if that means anything to you). That's right, this once-boring basic is officially high-brow again, and I plan on wearing it with everything from baggy jeans to slip skirts.
If there's one shoe trend that's taken the fashion world by storm the past few seasons, it's this strappy style. Coined "floss" sandals by one of our editors a few months back, this style is the 2019 version of the naked shoe. Worn with jeans, skirts, or dresses, this flattering shoe makes your legs look insanely long, and it doesn't get more L.A. than a chic sandal.
Love it or hate it, all things tie-dye are trending hard for spring. We're seeing this '70s-era print on everything from bags to shoes to jeans, and I'm all for it. My personal style is not bold enough to go for the rainbow look here, but I've been wearing this yellow Ganni T-shirt on heavy rotation recently, and it's making me feel even more ready for some sunshine. I think L.A. girls will be pairing this print with jeans and sneakers ASAP.
Just like we predicted, the crossbody bag trend is on the decline while shoulder bags are trending upward. Maybe I've seen too much Sex and the City (Carrie Bradshaw was all about the baguette bag), but I actually prefer a shoulder bag as it feels much more secure under my arm than flinging around next to my hips. This season everyone from luxury labels like Prada and Dior to rising brands like By Far and Wandler have iterations of the shoulder bag that I simply cannot wait to wear.
What kind of L.A. style roundup would this be without denim? For spring 2019, I'm eyeing cream-colored denim specifically. Blame it on the 50 shades of beige trend, but I want to give my go-to blue jeans and jackets a break in favor of ecru pieces, which I plan on wearing with other pieces of the same color family, naturally.