It’s no secret that nostalgia is something that continues to inform fashion. With a slew of decades continuously referenced throughout designers’ collections, from the ’70s to the ’90s, it’s clear there is a sense of comfort and ease that comes with the familiar.
Here at Fashion Times, we have found that one location channels this kind of nostalgia: Venice Beach, Calif. This eclectic beachfront neighborhood is a veritable time capsule of cultural references, where decades of styles and trends collide, making it easy to forget just where you are.
Set against the brilliant backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Venice Beach is noted for its jaw-dropping scenery and street style as well as its California-cool and laid-back beach vibe. So for this week’s Packing List, we’re hitting the waves and heading to Venice Beach.
This former seaside resort town is a treat for the eyes, with prolific street art and colorful vendors ready to grab the attention of tourists who descend upon the strip to eat, shop and stroll.
Seek your own Venice Beach inspiration with looks from the most recent New York Fashion Week SS16 collections from the Adam Selman and Baja East shows. Casual is king, so take a cue from Baja East and try a loose off-the-shoulder sweater or t-shirt. Opt for voluminous cotton dresses and crop tops in bright blues and crisp whites to let major statement accessory pieces do the talking.
Speaking of accessories, we suggest high-shine pieces in bright electric colors.
We’ve rounded up the perfect assortment of accessories, from a pistachio colored analogue watch by Reebok to the perfect bejewelled skull pendant necklace from Alexis Bittar. Top it off with a killer pair of shades and you’re ready to hit the strip.
The outfit inspirations…
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NYFW Women’s RTW SS16 collection pieces from Baja East and Adam Selman.
…to try with these accessories!
1. Reebok Icon Beam Watch
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2. Cheeky Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses by Thierry Lasry from Net-A-Porter
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3. Layla Leather and Iridescent Metal Headphones by Frends from Net-A-Porter
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4. Nezha Vintage Kilim Sneakers by Howsty from Calypso St. Barth
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5. Claremont Patent Drawstring Bag from Dooney & Bourke
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6. Pearl-Twist Gold Ring from Wanderlust + Co.
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7. [Gold Labe] Rusty by Jinny Kim
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8. Small Encrusted Skull Pendant by Alexis Bittar
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9. Cage Clutch from Anndra Neen
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10. Impasto Cap by Mansi Shah
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