It’s the Housewives series that started it all: The Real Housewives of Orange County. Over the years, the ladies of the OC have definitely left their imprint on our style imaginations. If you’re hoping to emulate their California lady of leisure look, then read on Slice fan, read on!
1. Pretty Silk Top
Equal parts glamorous and relaxed, this tribal inspired printed chiffon top by Buckle is the epitome of laid back California chic. Dress it up with a great pair of heels for brunch with the girls or throw on a pair of flat sandals to run errands around town.
2. Metallic Statement Necklace
An eye-catching chain necklace like this one by H&M adds drama to a simple outfit. Wear a collar bone grazing style like the one above or layer on multiple chains of different lengths for added effect.
3. White Jacket
Perfect for those chilly California nights, a light jacket like this white motorcycle inspired one by Top Shop can be dressed up or down, depending on your mood.
4. Halter Cocktail Dress
Show off your toned arms and shoulders in a sexy halter dress like this one by Yves St Laurent (available at Barney’s). There’s no doubt you’ll make an “entrance” at your next poolside cocktail soiree.
5. Dramatic earrings
Add some glamor to a casual outfit with a pair of delicately embellished hoop earrings like this boho inspired pair by Isharya Moon Bali (available on Netporter)
6. Studded platform espadrilles
For the California girl who doesn’t want to lose her edge, these studded raffia wedges by Alexander McQueen are the perfect mix of beachy cool and rock and roll badassery (available at Shirise)
7. Tide To Go Pen
With all the red wine drinking and flinging that seems to go on in the OC, we recommend never leaving home without some stain remover in your clutch (available at Amazon).
8. Pink Bag
Channel your inner Malibu Barbie with a playful oversized purse like this satchel by Kate Spade New York (available at Nordstrom). Feminine but also practical, this bag is perfect for carrying around all of your daily essentials.
9. Friendship Bracelet
Friendship bracelets are back and they aren’t just for tweens this time around. Even if you have more frenemies than friends, a chic friendship bracelet like this one by Miss Selfridge adds a trendy touch to any outfit. Choose one with a peace sign charm to remind you to think twice before your next catfight.
10: Flared Jeans
Californians like to keep things casual and sometimes that means forgoing the skinny jeans for a pair of perfectly washed flares like these ones by J-Brand (available at Farfetch).
Simone Paget is a freelance writer and the author of Skinny Dip, a cheeky blog about love, sex, relationships and everything in between. When she’s not writing her heart out, she loves wandering around her city, large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story.