Califormula

I've honestly been wearing some version of this exact outfit my whole life: destroyed denim shorts + plain fitted tee + neutral sandals + neutral shades. I do believe I've been wearing these exact shorts for some 2+ years, too. 

Something about that combo is so quintessentially SoCal I can hardly stand it... a very can't-be-bothered weekend daytime look. Not a look I sport much anymore since I work most weekends, but it was a nice standby for a day at the flea market and a nap in the park. 

Bonus pic of a weird bug spotted at the park.

Shades - Nordies
Linen tee - Madewell
Unbranded (asian) shorts - $1 at flea market
Kate Spade satchel - Ebay
Worishofer sandals - DNA footwear

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19 Comments

  • shiny replied 3 years ago

    You're so adorable I could squish you! 

    Often I look at your WiW's and sigh, thinking, if I'd only found YLF when I was your age, maybe I could've been half so fab. 

  • shiny replied 3 years ago

    P.s. the weird bug? I think it's a dragonfly. We have them around here too.

  • Marley replied 3 years ago

    Rae - I'm wearing the same formula today - only thing different from yours is that my shorts are longer!  I even have open toe, nude, laced sandals!  It just works, doesn't it?  You look cute and comfy!

  • Kristin L replied 3 years ago

    I think it looks like a great weekend look.

    And that is a weird looking bug. It looks like a grasshopper, but I'm not sure what kind.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    (Is it THAT hot in So Cal already?)

    Love this look on you. The shorts are just so perfect. 

  • Caro in Oz replied 3 years ago

    YLF rae!

  • replied 3 years ago

    Oh, it's nice to see green grass and shorts! -15C today here (-22C with windchill)...Spring is not being cooperative!

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Wow, Angie, I was thinking the same thing and looking enviously at the green. You would not have believed how cold it was on my walk today...

    Rae, I love the silver sandals. And the bag updates everything. And also: What Shiny said. 

  • rae replied 3 years ago

    Shiny, dragonfly? I thought they had more wings, but to be honest I've only seen them on Natalie's shoes before!

    Marley, yay! What fun to be your twin!!

    It was 88F today, with a "real feel" index of 93F... crazy heat wave all of a sudden. I am hoping for a return of mild Spring temps before our true Summer, or it's going to get ugly here...

  • MuseumGal replied 3 years ago

    I don't think this look says "I can't be bothered," rather I think it says, "I am so confident in my fabulousness that I shine in this simple ensemble." 

  • adorkable replied 3 years ago

    It's very So Cal for sure. But I don't read it as not-caring at all. I'm not much of a shorts person on me, but I find them adorable on others.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Such a perfect summer look, no wonder it is a uniform.

  • Jen W replied 3 years ago

    The metallic shoes definitely elevate the look for me, still comfy casual, but not careless at all. Your accessories are making this simple look great!

  • Ariadne replied 3 years ago

    I think the bug is a crane fly.

    Love the Califormula!  It's hailing here.  I'm jealous.

  • CocoLion replied 3 years ago

    "Califormula" lol.  You are so clever with headlines.  If you ever get sick of fashion, the NY Daily News might hire you for big bucks … 

    Great warm weather go-to look and it's nice to see a fitted tee.  I simply cannot wear them any more, too many wobbly bits.

  • Deborah replied 3 years ago

    Such a great weekend look. This suits you Rae and you carry it off which great style :)

  • Debra replied 3 years ago

    You look so stylish in this weekend wear, I love those little sandals.

  • Vicki replied 3 years ago

    Oh, do I love your title, Rae, and I completely agree.  It's effortless, casual and thank you for the bug shot, because I love nature!

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    I am craving shorts now and legs like yours too. Argh ... Darn you fabbers! :)

    You look fantastic Rae! Relaxed chic as always!

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