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Thursday, August 29, 2019

California Dreaming Style

Cali style is confident, laid-back and all about shopping local and supporting independent. The retro, free-spirited vibe of California living is reflected in its simple, dreamy style. Home to fashion legends, Hollywood babes and beautiful landscapes along the Pacific Ocean, everyone wants a piece of the California dreaming style. 

From LA-based designers to some of your fave plus size brands; get the look with these pieces, inspired by California style

Featured Image: MsKristine/TrendyCurvy

Denim Daze

Jeans were basically invented in San Francisco so if you are looking for some California dreaming style inspo then denim is your go-to. There are loads of huge denim names who come straight from the Golden State, just like Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. We love these slim ankle straight leg jeans as worn by Jenna Kutcher, grab yours at Nordstrom.

Slim Ankle Straight Leg Jeans - Not Your Daughters Jeans at Nordstorm


Activewear is huge in California as living a healthy lifestyle is a must. From cute prints on your yoga pants to bold color bralettes; workout out clothes as everyday looks are Cali staples. 

We love the Fabletics 2 Piece Cross Train set 

2 Piece Cross Train Set - Fabletics

Beach Boho

Lazy days at the beach are what Cali style is all about. From surfer girl looks to breezy boho, it’s all about the laid-back vibes.  

We love the Torrid Ivory Lace and Crochet dress 

Ivory Lace and Crochet Dress - Torrid

We love how Taneesha from Girl With Curves has styled this gorgeous maxi skirt from Eloquii with an ASOS tee and straw bag to give it a laid back boho vibe


Simplicity is key to Cali style. Minimal looks are effortlessly stylish with an understated finish that polished without even trying.

Check out these corduroy culottes from Pretty Little Thing. Pair with a plain tee and sandals to complete the look.

Coduroy Culottes - Pretty Little Thing

Rachel from Lovely in LA is keeping it minimal in this sunny summer outfit with a pop of colour from the Loft Riveria wide-leg pants

Shop Local

Our final tip for getting the California dreaming style is to shop local. Support independent brands and sustainable fashion. By cutting down on the fashion miles your online orders rack up, you’re not only helping to save the planet but also helping to keep local businesses going. Cali babes are loving the ethical fashion from Reformation and the extended size range s available up to a size 22! (US) We’re obsessed with the Carina wrap dress.

Carina Midi Dress

Whether you are a California local or just dreaming about the Orange County, we can all get the dreamy Cali style with these tips.

What is your personal style? Let us know by using the hashtag #insyzestyle on Instagram.

Read more Insyze style guides and trend reports on the blog, including The Best Swimwear for Plus Size and getting the Calabassas look. Or find out more about ethical fashion brands for plus size here.