Posted: August 8, 2015 4:48pm

So people keep asking me, “What should I pack for a trip to California?” and my answer is always:

Jeans/shorts and shirts. Throw in a few light cotton dresses and you are done.

It is so super laid back here and no one really dresses up. They just add a fabulous shoe or bag.

It is so refreshing not to be chasing trends.
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The jeans are from Lucky Brand, a US brand which is one of my favourites. They make well priced incredibly comfortable jeans. The shirt is by Madewell– another lovely US brand. You can now find some of the pieces on Net a Porter.  Neither of these are expensive so if you are visiting the US make sure you pop into one of their shops.

The shoes are my favourites from Alexander Wang, I love the heel height and the simplicity of the shoe.

Shush at the Wellington is my first port of call when I am looking for a new bag, they stock an amazing selection of pre-loved designer bags at great prices.

I would still wear this look back in London, but with a great stiletto and throw over a cocoon coat. Matches have loads in sale.

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