The Top Outfit L.A. Girls Wear All the Time (No, Really)

Over a recent weekend, I decided to take a little break from shopping and do a bit of people watching at The Grove (an outdoor mall here in Los Angeles). While I was sitting in the middle of the shopping center (eating a soft pretzel, FYI), I began to notice a pattern among the coolest shoppers’ outfits. It seemed every single girl (I’m talking seven in the scope of about 20 minutes) stuck to one outfit formula: a white or black tee/blouse, denim shorts or a miniskirt, and either sneakers or black ankle boots—essentially the perfectly cool L.A. uniform. After researching some of our favorite California-based celebs, bloggers, and influencers, I quickly realized that yes, this is the ensemble all the L.A. girls wear. And to be honest, this look works for every type of person—no matter where you’re from. It’s easy, chill, stylish, and perfect for summer.

Keep scrolling to check out how all the L.A. girls wear this uniform. Plus, go a bit further to shop the go-to outfit too.


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On Bella Hadid: Good American High Waist Denim Cutoff Shorts ($145); Nike Air Huarache Sneakers ($90).


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On Aimee Song: Janessa Leone Mattie Greek Fisherman Cap ($209); Oliver Peoples Nickol 53mm Round Sunglasses ($380); Two Songs Self-Love T-Shirt ($48); Frame Noveau Mix Miniskirt ($242); Chloé Faye Mini Backpack ($1490); Tommy Hilfiger boots.


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On Chiara Ferragni: Gucci Logo Cotton T-Shirt ($550); Hermès bag.


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On Kendall Jenner: Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses ($150); Re/Done | Levi's The Short ($175); Givenchy bag; Gianvito Rossi boots.


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On Lucy Hale: Ray-Ban Round Flash Sunglasses ($175); Alison Lou Bashful Necklace ($1595); Topshop Eternal Long Sleeve Ruffle Top ($12); Levi's 501 Selvedge Shorts ($98); Chanel bag; Isabel Marant boots.


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On Julie Sariñana: Sincerely Jules shorts; Chloé Faye Mini Bag ($795).


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On Nicolette Mason: Madewell top; Mansur Gavriel bag; ASOS skirt; Charlotte Olympia sneakers.


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On Bella Hadid: Dior Split 1 Sunglasses ($495); Are You Am I Kimia Body Suit ($119); Re/Done | Levi's High Rise Mini Skirt ($244); Givenchy bag.


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WHO: Kristen Stewart


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On Rumi Neely: Are You Am I blouse.


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On Jacey Duprie: Lack of Color hat; Gucci Soho Disco Bag ($980); Free People shorts; Soludos sneakers.


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Opening Image: Song of Style. This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Allyson Payer.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.