East Coast vs. West Coast: Striped Shirt


I grew up in New England and have now lived in Manhattan for over 5 years so I am a tried and true east coaster. On the other hand, I went to college in Los Angeles and lived there the following year, and I at least partially understand west coast styles. A reader emailed me last week, letting me know that she was moving to California and wanted to update her wardrobe for the other side of the country. That email inspired this post. Thank you, Lindsey!

I decided to showcase one of my favorite articles of clothing that I wear in all weather, my Saint James for J.Crew striped shirt. I paired it with red, gold, and Sperry’s for a preppier, more classic east coast springtime look. I added in yellow and lots of bright colors for the free-spirited west coast vibe. Tell me if I’m totally off, west coasters.

Which style do you prefer?

The shirt:
Saint James for J.Crew 3/4 sleeve tee

East Coast:
Ray Ban aviators
J.Crew knot earrings
Kate Spade bracelet
J.Crew jeans
Michael Kors Runway watch
Kate Spade floral purse
Emily Ley tile iPhone case
Bauble Bar engraved bracelet
Sperry Top Sider Lola shoe

West Coast:
Stella McCartney sunglasses
J.Crew fan fringe necklace
Alice and Olivia lemon skirt
Coach Penny shoulder purse
J.Crew crystal crush bracelet
The Ropes Maine bracelet
J.Crew Vega sandals
Society 6 iPhone case
The Ropes Maine bracelet

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  1. Dorothy said:

    I live on the west coast but I like your east coast style better. maybe i need to move lol!

    3.25.13 · Reply
    • Maybe it’s time for a change! Or you can rock the East Coast look over there 🙂

      3.25.13 · Reply
  2. I love both but that lemon print skirt is to die for!

    3.25.13 · Reply
    • I know, I LOVE that skirt! (And also I definitely need to buy it)

      3.25.13 · Reply
  3. Carla Daly said:

    Great post, love both looks but LOVE the lemon skirt!

    3.27.13 · Reply
    • It is just perfection, isn’t it? I think I need it!

      3.27.13 · Reply
  4. Lindsey said:

    JUST what I was looking for! You’re the best!

    3.27.13 · Reply
  5. Fashionably_Meg said:

    East Coast!

    5.1.13 · Reply