Santa Monica Summer Style via Carbon38

Ahh, Summer…my favorite season of them all. I grew up in the midwest where Summer meant 100 degrees and humidity so thick you could shower in it. Since moving to California in 2005 I have since learned that Summer’s here are very different. The only time I ever wear sweaters or long sleeves in the Summer is when I’m in coastal California and I love it. 

Summer mornings here often begin cloudy and cool perfect for cozy cuddles in bed with coffee or tea but by 3 p.m. the Sun is out and the green juice and beach are calling my name. I was shopping Carbon38 the other day for a client of mine and found some stylish pieces I wanted to share with you if you find yourself heading to Santa Monica this Summer or if you simply want to dress in true Santa Monica style wherever you call home. 


 As mentioned before, the mornings here (and definitely the evenings) often are cool and damp so I rarely ever leave home without a long sleeve layering piece. The LNA Brushed Stripe Ezra tee and Chill by Will sweatshirt in dusty white are fun options to throw on over a tank or crop top if you’re heading out the door early or heading home after the sun goes down. These will go great with your favorite leggings or my personal favorite denim cutoffs. 


 Santa Monica style is so laid back and chill and nothing says that more than a pair of lived in denim, a pair of Chucks, and a fun top. Try your favorite cutoffs or jeans with the yellow Carbon38 One-Shoulder top for a fun pop of color. Stripes more your vibe? The LNA Lera striped tank is perfect for you. Feeling flirty? Go for the Free People Wrap Top in blush paired with denim and nude or taupe wedges or white booties for the perfect date night look. Just don’t forget a layering piece. Speaking of…


 The LTH bomber jacket is a cool-girl chic layering piece to have year round here in SoCal. This baby is perfect for fitted dresses, casual denim looks or paired with your favorite black leggings and white tops. Here I’ve given it an edgy athleisure vibe with the Alo Yoga High Waist Seamless Radiance capri leggings and the edgy LNA Reprise tee in white. White chucks are perfect for a casual streetwear look or your favorite white or black athletic sneakers if in fact you’re headed to a workout. Here lately, I’m working so much I more or less am just dressing the part of a girl going to workout…but I digress.