I Live in Los Angeles, and These 4 Summer Outfits Are Inspiring My Next Go-To Looks

Summer is here, and there's nothing I want more than to look cute all season long. I've been living in Los Angeles for a little under two years, and I'm always looking for easy yet chic outfit combos that are perfect for channelling West Coast vibes. My favourite way to find looks worth re-creating is scrolling through social media, so I did just that. I've highlighted some cute looks I stumbled upon and exactly how I plan on shopping them so you, dear reader, can shop along too.

Keep scrolling for the ultimate summer outfit ideas and detailed shopping suggestions for scoring these killer looks. From outfits that incorporate sporty pieces to skirts galore, there's a 'fit worth getting excited about ahead.

1. Halter Top + Plaid Skirt

Vivian standing in a subway station wearing a grey halter-neck top and green plaid skirt with green sneakers

(Image credit: @vivianyrl)

Style Notes: Summer is the perfect time to bring out the iconic halterneck silhouette. I love how this look pairs it with the trendier plaid skirt for a fun outfit that's super versatile. Pair this combo with anything from trainers to flats or your favourite sandals.

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2. Basketball Shorts + Baby Tee

influencer wears cropped white t-shirt, men's basketball shorts, and headphones while looking at fruit at a market

(Image credit: @by_regiina)

Style Notes: With the WNBA's recent rise in popularity, it's no wonder fashion people everywhere are embracing sportier styles like basketball shorts. Longer-inseam shorts in general are definitely going to be big for summer, but I love this casual take on the trend. I'd totally wear this style with flats or kitten-heel sandals for a fun contrast.

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3. Black Top +White Miniskirt

model wears white flowy miniskirt, black top, bomber jacket, and black cowboy boots in front of a brick-red building

(Image credit: @gracealexandriaa)

Style Notes: You can't go wrong with lightweight, neutral separates like a black top with a white miniskirt. Such a versatile outfit is the perfect backdrop to really make the outfit your own with cool, unique accessories. I'd pair this look with moto boots or loafers, but the options are endless.

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4. Jersey + Maxi Skirt

influencer wears olive green skirt, light blue jersey, and platform converse in front of a concrete wall

(Image credit: @nayelizabeth)

Style Notes: As I touched on above, sportier styles have definitely been having a moment. I'm so obsessed with the jersey and maxi skirt combo in particular. I feel like the sports jersey adds an air of coolness to an already classic summer staple. I think this outfit would look great with sneakers or even Mary Janes.

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Chinazor "Chichi" Offor is a Georgia-born, Los Angeles–based associate editor and model who has recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York, and joined Who What Wear's West Coast offices. For WWW, she utilizes her love of personal style to dish out shopping advice to the masses.After graduating from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, Chichi moved to Brooklyn and began hustling to make it in the NYC media world. Before landing at WWW, she spent some time at Vice Media Group, where she helped revolutionize Refinery29's plus-size and inclusive fashion coverage and even co-hosted a summer styling series. Prior to R29, she supported Bustle Digital Group's commerce team and freelanced for various publications.Chichi is a multi-passionate, pop culture–obsessed television and music lover who enjoys a good concert and a yummy meal just as much as she loves analyzing cultural trends and throwing together a solid outfit. After work, you can probably find her bopping around the best L.A. restaurants talking about her latest ADHD-fueled hyper-fixation (e.g., Jesse McCartney's underrated career, TikTok black hole discoveries, and theories on the emo-rock music revival).