Fashion has always been associated with New York City, home of every shade of black there ever was and where the first US Fashion Week was held, in 1945. And yet, Los Angeles fashion has slowly and surely become a major contender with LA born-and-bred labels like Rick Owens, Trina Turk, and Monique Lhuiller becoming part of the international style dialog.
Proof that the Los Angeles fashion scene is on par with its East Coast cousin can be found in the vast blogosphere, where a seemingly endless supply of well-dressed California style darlings dot the landscape. Ranging from quirky to refined, extravagant to austere, edgy or beach-ready, we love them all, especially when they love travel as much as we do. If we must narrow it down, Travel Savvy's five favorite fashion-and-travel connoisseurs from the West Coast are below.