A fashionista’s guide to vacationing in Southern California

Planning a trip to sunny Southern California this winter? If so, there’s something you should know before you start packing for your dream vacation. Did you know that SoCal, as it’s affectionately known here in the Golden State, has seven microclimates? We’ll get to that in a moment with a few tips on what to pack, but the best advice you can get is to know exactly where you plan to spend most of your time and plan your wardrobe based on that. Believe it or not, it depends on where you will be staying!

A brief look at these microclimates

So every fashionista always wants to look good no matter where she is or what she is doing. We usually dress according to the weather. That’s why we have seasonal favorites. To get an idea of ​​what to pack, we recommend visiting this page to get a better overview of these microclimates.

That being said, there are a few things you can pack with confidence, no matter what part of the region you’re visiting or what time of year you’re there. Sunscreen is always good, as is a wide-brimmed sun hat. Remember it can be chilly, but the sun will still give off those dangerous ultraviolet rays. Also, you may plan to do a lot of walking to see the sights or enjoy the many outdoor adventures, so sneakers are definitely a must. Converse platform sneakers are the pinnacle of style right now, and if you’re looking for a great purchase, get online to get yours today.

Evening wear no matter where you go

Every region in Southern California has some of the best world class restaurants that you will want to dine at at least once during your stay. While you might not want to pack a formal dress, a knee- or calf-length semi-formal dress would be appropriate. However, you may only want to dine at these upscale places once, as Southern California is famous for street food and the vendors are some of the best in the world. Hence our tips for sneakers for vacation. You will really need them!

Some holidaymakers enjoy strolling along the beaches in the evenings, so there’s nothing wrong with dressing a little smarter as you walk hand in hand down the seafront promenade to listen to the waves pounding the shore at night when temperatures start to cool a little and the moon’s effect on the tides changes. You probably want a moderately warm wrap or sweater in the winter, but nothing too heavy in the summer. While the Pacific breeze can be a bit chilly, it’s nothing like northern nights where you need multiple layers just to brave the cold!

If you are looking for clubbing

Most of the really popular nightclubs for a night on the dance floor are closer to the beach, so you don’t need anything too warm. Different cultures and venues are also represented there. So if you’re into Latin dancing, something black and red would be awesome. Perhaps a loose but huggable pantsuit would fit. Just dress like you would clubbing up north, but for seasons like spring and fall, even in winter.

Some of the most popular clubs you might want to try include:

  • Latin Knights – Latin dance in northern Los Angeles County
  • Exotico Nightclub – Also in northern Los Angeles County
  • Metro Swing – Los Angeles County near the Inland Empire region

Remember those microclimates we mentioned? The Inland Empire is one of them and in winter it is also quite warm during the day but a bit chilly at night. Summer can get very hot and if there is a heat wave you can plan to dress as skimpily as you are comfortable. Again, remember the sunscreen, especially in the summer as you will need it.

Too much to see and do

Even SoCal residents find it difficult to reach all the popular restaurants, theme parks, adventures and activities like hot air balloon rides and horseback riding in the Inland Empire or high desert regions. You may find that this could become an annual vacation spot because you just can’t see and do everything in a week or two.

Therefore, as you can see, a fashionista needs to do her homework before heading to Southern California. What you pack really depends on where you’re going, but a few things will be necessary no matter where you’re staying or what time of year you plan to visit. Whether you book accommodation closer to the beach or further inland, rest assured that there is too much to see or do in a single vacation. If you’re packed for this year, you’ll know exactly what we mean!