I had just 24 blissful hours in Ojai last weekend, and still I managed to pack a bag I could barely carry. Why do we do that? The fact of the matter is, we can’t help it, especially when we’re talkin’ vacation and we know the weather will be in your favor. There’s something particularly about the notion of a getaway that makes me want to bust out hats, prints, colors, ruffles – all the wild stuff. It’s gotta be cute, out of my usual norm, but most importantly: easy and affordable. Jumpsuits and dresses pack like dreams, so naturally this is what most of my suitcase consisted of on my Ojai trip.
Ojai has a very hippie, laid back, casual-cool kind of vibe that you definitely want to get on board with. Needless to say, I wouldn’t recommend showing up to Ojai in heels, big hats, skimpy stuff, or basically anything that screams “I AM A LOT OF WORK”. I mean I’m never going to stop anyone from being exactly who they are, I too am a lot of work plenty of the time, but I will say the laid back vibe of Ojai makes you want to tone it all down and go comfortable. If you end up buying a poncho and a pair of bellbottoms… don’t say I didn’t warn you.
If ponchos and bellbottoms aren’t your thing though, make sure you pack a good pair of jeans, a fun t-shirt or colored blouse, a nice pair of flat sandals, tennis shoes, a dress or jumpsuit you could wear from day to night, a cozy sweater (it gets chilly at night), and your go-to hat of choice. That will pretty much be all you need in Ojai to be relaxed yet chic! Ojai’s an easy crowd and a beautiful backdrop for those crucial vacation shots!
READ MY WEEKEND GUIDE TO OJAI to plan your next weekend getaway!!
| PHOTOS |
Nastassia Johnson – Let Me Eat Cake
| DETAILS |
POLKA DOT JUMPSUIT: Urban Outfitters – Ashley Button-Down Tie-Back Jumpsuit – $79 (comes in three colors!)
SWEATER: Zara (old)
SANDALS: Who What Wear for Target (old, but they always have cute sandals!)
BLUE MINI DRESS: Urban Outfitters – Mallory Button Down Mini Dress – $69
TENNIS SHOES: Converse – Chuck Taylors in Parchment – $85
WHITE HAT: Janessa Leone – Aisley – $185
GOLD NECKLACES: Missoma London X Lucy Williams “The Roman Collection” – obsessed is an understatement.