Street Smart

It’s what the South Bay is wearing.

Juliet Ritchie

Manhattan Beach, California Child-rearer-in-chief to three son

My personal style:

“A mix of beachy bohemian, sporty and urban.”

What I’m wearing today:

“I love this Ulla Johnson dress of mine, but adding my Golden Goose high tops makes the outfit a little less girly and adds a little urban flavor.”

Dressing day-to-day:

“My clothes need to be comfortable and suited for an active woman who on any given day could be found teaching Young at Art in the kids’ classrooms, crawling around on preschool carpets playing make believe, or out on the soccer field coaching AYSO.”

My favorite piece:

“Isabel Marant Crisi boots that I have had for five years. I wear them with jeans, dresses, you name it.”

Can’t live without:

“I know I look my best when I feel content and wear my smile and when I see other women of all ages, shapes and styles who are generally happy with themselves.”

 

 

Ben Meek

Redondo Beach Tech business manager

My personal style:

“Beach business casual. Is that a thing?”

What I’m wearing today:

“I pulled style inspiration from a few designers and brands: Apolis, J.Crew, CWST designer Derek Buse, Sol Angeles—to name a few.”

Dressing day-to-day:

“Living and working in the beach communities, you can afford to have a little more of a casual dress style. My life is relatively active. So I like to dress comfortable enough to throw a football or ride a bike at any time but look respectable enough for a business meeting.”

My favorite piece:

“My sneakers. I often dress myself from the bottom up.”

Can’t live without:

“Can I say my daughters? They are the real fashionistas in the family.”

 

 

Jo Watkinson

Manhattan Beach Personal shopper and mum of two

My personal style:

“Versatile and individual. I don’t conform to one particular style, as I like to change my looks regularly.”

What I’m wearing today:

“My new love for culottes inspired the outfit, along with the beautiful detailing on this blouse. The neutral palette worked well together.”

Dressing day-to-day:

“My style has to be comfortable and I’d like to think on trend.”

My favorite piece:

“My Isabel Marant navy leather jacket. It works well with most pieces in my closet and gets better with age.”

Can’t live without:

“Anyone who knows me knows I love a scarf. It can change a look of an outfit quickly and effortlessly.”