Trend Report from L.A.: 5.8.19
for the love of leopard
Leopard is the new neutral. It works for any season, can be dressed up or down, and flatters almost everyone. The latest must-have piece? The leopard skirt, specifically a mid-calf, bias-print, silk style. From Free People to Altuzarra, this skirt can be seen all over the sidewalks of L.A., from the beach to downtown. Pair the skirt with white tennis shoes and a T-shirt or dress it up with black stilettos and a crop top. It’s such an easy look to pull off, and best of all, it’s the quintessential L.A. cool girl outfit that you can wear anywhere.
Getting out of the L.A. bubble is important, and luckily for Angelenos, escaping the city is easy. Just 30 miles from the southern California coast, Catalina Island is a one-hour ferry ride or 15-minute helicopter ride from Long Beach. It offers activities like kayaking, hiking and fly fishing. Boutique accommodations like the Pavilion Hotel feel like tropical resorts while the ports look like they could be nestled in the Mediterranean. In spring and summer, the island is as green and lush as any Hawaiian paradise, so it’s no surprise it’s a top getaway from city life.
It seems as if every decade, hair clips make a reappearance as the ‘it’ hair accessory. We may have hit the 10-year mark this spring based on all of the hair clips popping up in L.A. I first noticed the trend on Instagram with thick, pearl-embellished clips adorning the locks of the city’s ‘cool’ girls. While some are more daring than others with this trend, I find that tortoiseshell options are the most classic while still being modern. Clip just behind the ear and rock this trend until it goes back into hibernation.
gold on gold
More is more when it comes to the layered gold necklace trend. From dainty gold pendants to Cuban chains, no style is off limits. While some prefer more layers, I’m partial to three gold chains of varying lengths and widths. My best advice for layering is to start with a thick, short, gold chain and then add a longer, medium-width pendant necklace. Finish off the look with a dainty necklace that falls between the two. It’s perfect for adding a little glam to an off-the-shoulder summer ensemble.
go to margot
L.A.’s restaurant buzz is all about Margot this spring. Providing a rooftop view, the hot dining spot offers its trendy guests Mediterranean cuisine with regional wines and craft cocktails. True to southern California, the space is indoor/outdoor and offers 360-degree views of the city. While snagging a reservation is not the easiest, getting a chance to dine at Margot is definitely worth the wait.