Spring trends are typically filled with the usual suspects—florals, pastels, a romantic dress style or two—so when we saw this fresh trend infiltrate the runways during fashion week, we were shocked and thrilled and all other kinds of excited. The trend we speak of can best be described as California-inspired, chill, and insanely cool. Designers sent out looks containing pieces we haven’t seen circle the trend circuit for quite some time, including tie-dye, board shorts, wetsuits, beat-up sneakers, shell jewelry, and flip-flops. If the combination of those items doesn’t instantly make you think of California, we don’t know what will.
Wondering how to get the look? That’s where we come in. Ahead, you’ll see some of our favorite California-cool runway looks that we feel best embody this exciting new spring trend, plus the shopping picks you’ll need to get your beachy wardrobe going. Considering there are dozens of ways to incorporate this chill-vibey style into your wardrobe, we know it will be a trend that’s going to forcefully take over the sartorial scene—and we can’t wait. For now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the Golden State fashion we’re ready to cop in 2019.