Transitioning from summer to fall is sometimes difficult for us SoCal fashionistas, especially when the real heat often kicks in mid-September. But, who can resist the fashion magazine’s glossy pages filled with the hottest trends for the cooler seasons? It’s time to think about switching over your closet and the verdict is in on fall’s essential must-haves – it is all about accessorizing with blazers and jackets.
115 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
As the celebrity-adored shop featured in all of the gossip magazines, it’s no wonder Kitson has the “it” blazer for the season. Look like Princess Kate Middleton at the London Olympics in the Smythe Black Cut Out Back Blazer. This jacket looks great paired with a white tee and dark straight-legged jeans or over a simple camel dress. Add a splash of British color with the yellow or red plaid Femme by Michele R Giacca Donna Jacket. For chilly afternoons, the JET by John Eshaya Double Denim Jacket is cozy with its extra sweatshirt hoodie layered inside.
405 N Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Barbara Bui’s style is all about chic sophistication with a shot of wild on the side. This Vietnamese-French designer’s fall collection includes the double-breasted ‘Grain de Poudre’ coat that gives a modern twist to the Chinese tunic jacket and can be worn simply on it’s own with black leggings and thigh-high black boots. The satin and wool Tuxedo Jacket paired with Bui’s Crossover Blouse in wine is a great ensemble for day or evening. And, don’t get caught unprotected in the rain – check out Bui’s Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat – a definite must from her fall line.
8008 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
A local California girl, Trina Turk is wowing the runways with her carefree, vintage style. The designer’s fall jacket collection brings together textures and custom-fit tailoring that make you feel like she designed the pieces with you in mind. Artfully embellished with faux fur, houndstooth and elegant three-quarter sleeves, Turk’s line demonstrates the classic fashion revivals of the 1960s – think “Mad Men” and Jackie O. Visit her shop and take a peek at The Brennan Jacket featuring a textured jigsaw plaid or the Hedren Cape in heather ponte.
1146 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Taking a cue from her college days in New York City and combining her love for Manhattan Beach, boutique owner Cami is all about customer service. Her clients drive to her shop from all over Los Angeles because Cami’s selection of stylish designer clothes are not to be missed. As a fashionista at heart, Cami features up-and-coming designers as well as known brands that take can take you from beach to city in a heartbeat. Two of our picks for fall are the Prairie Underground Cloak Hoodie and T Los Angeles Leather Jacket.
15306 Antioch St
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
With a celeb fan list including Kate Beckinsale, Renee Zellweger and Maria Shriver, Elyse Walker’s taste in designer clothing attracts clients from all over the world. The boutique features casual and evening clothes from Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Golden Goose, Peter Pilotto, Raquel Allegra, Mother and a full designer shoe and handbag section with pieces from Christian Louboutin, Lanvin, Yves St. Laurent, Balenciaga, Fendi, Nancy Gonzalez and Bottega Veneta. The winter coats have arrived – keep warm and look tres chic in the Helmut Lang Nitro Hooded Puffer in Black, Acne Velocite Coat in Black or the Chloe Reversible Shearling Patchwork Jacket in Multi.