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Instagram Style: How to Get That California-Chic Style Inspired by Three West Coast Babes

3 California Instagrammers Worth Following

"You could travel the world, but nothing comes close to the Golden Coast," sings Katy Perry in "California Gurls." And who could beg to differ with the California native? From endless sunshine that makes it feel like summer all year round, to perfect beach-bonfire backdrops and sun-kissed bombshells, California seems to have it all. But if you're not from the "Eureka" state, how do you find California style in your neck of the woods? Turn to these three California queens of Instagram - born and raised, these West Coast darlings have California chic down to a science.


1. Instagram name: amandalynnxo
This Wildfox loving SoCal pixie inspires with her ethereal, sunshine-filled, and comfy lifestyle. She rocks a sweatsuit better than most people rock their Friday night flares. Let her laid back insta-style inspire you, alongside her dreamy home decor, and drool worthy shopping guides.


2. Instagram name: cairusso
The ultimate California babe and model, Cailin Russo doesn’t just charm the West Coast with her stunning looks, but her totally rad style. She is the essence of California cool, with her hippie-chic bangs and the ability to rock a hat without an ounce of effort. Rockstar dad, and pro surfer boyfriend aside, Miss Cailin is just an Urban Outfitters and American Apparel loving girl like the rest of us! Did I mention that she’s featured in Super Groupie’s new single, “Say that you want me”?

Shannon Barkerr

3. Instagram name: shannonbarkerr
Cali crushing on Shannon Barker (younger sister of Caitlin Barkerr), a California native and video blogger with the Instagram to match. Sunsets and ocean waves are sprinkled throughout her style posts. A Brandy Melville addict and model for the brand, she mixes grungy Vans, Converse, and her stunning blonde locks with perfectly executed looks. Her cut-offs, plaid button downs, and oversized cardigans make for completely attainable and affordable looks - if you have the attitude to pull it off.
All three have super cute styles!
#1 Leslie (Homepage) on 2013-08-29 15:51 (Reply)
Very cute, but I do have to wonder... how can you pull off cool Cali style if you're NOT under 24? :p
#2 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2013-08-29 16:22 (Reply)
Such great feedback! You definitely can :-) The effortless style is attainable by balancing feminine style with masculine pieces. Not comfortable in crop tops and cut offs anymore? No worries, a pair of wide leg floral plants and a tank is equally chic. Lookout for great basics too, like black skinny jeans, and the perfect oversized cardigan to throw on before the sun burns off! Remember, less is more, and a little bronzer for that sun kissed look never hurt ;-)
#2.1 Sami Sandonato (Homepage) on 2013-09-02 20:01 (Reply)
Gorgeous instagram photos.

#3 MARTA (Homepage) on 2013-08-29 23:46 (Reply)
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