Have you heard of Carly Jean Los Angeles? Maybe you’ve heard it referred to as CJLA? No? For starters, it’s a small boutique based out of Malibu, CA. All of their clothing is created for women by women, and I love it…I would even go as far as to say I am addicted. It’s cute, affordable, and all the pieces are great to mix and match creating a “capsule wardrobe.” Here is what you need to know about Carly Jean Los Angeles and building your own capsule wardrobe.
Carly Jean Los Angeles Review
Like most clothing stores, or really any store, we will buy a piece or two to start – and that’s what I did with Carly Jean Los Angeles (CJLA) until I quickly became obsessed or hooked. My style is simple – I love to throw on a sundress or jeans with a cute top and call it a day. Both I and Carly Jean’s goal is for you (+ everyone) to feel beautiful in your skin, simplify your closets, make you cozy/cute, and make shopping fun. Really, what’s not to love?
Carly Jean Los Angeles is made for every girl, any age, any size, and any skin color. If a simple, easy, cohesive style is your jam- this brand is totally for you. Everything I ordered is so soft, which I love. All of their pieces are made with a capsule wardrobe in mind and most of the items are made right in LA.
Carly Jean Los Angeles Capsule Wardrobe
I asked who was familiar with the brand on my insta stories last week and only a few of you knew, so I figured it would be a great time to introduce CJLA with a blog post and discuss why I’m obsessed and what I have in my capsule…not to mention what even is a capsule!
If you go to the shop you’ll see a lot of different capsules, and if you’re like me, you aren’t going to fit into one overall “type” #sorrynotsorry! I’m a mix of these: Core Closet, Travel, Boho, and Minimalist. I mix and match what I like and what fits my style to create my look. The capsules that are already created (there’s a drop down) are for people who want others to do all the work for them and where they can piece together a few options and know it’ll look good. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that either.
My Favorite Pieces from Carly Jean Los Angeles
“Keller” High Rise Jeans, Dark Wash: CJLA denim is unlike any other. I need my jeans to be comfortable, stretchy, and chic. These do exactly all of those. The button-up detail is so cute, and they’re so stretchy they practically feel like leggings. CJLA has sooo many jean options – denim, black, colored, skinny, flare, bootcut…you name it.
“Hunter” Jean Jacket and “Reed” (white) Denim Jacket: I had been wanting a white jean jacket for a while and these are one of CJLA’s most popular pieces (both white and denim) for good reason! They’re designed to have a slightly oversized look but not look boxy. I can be thrown them on with a loose sweater or dress or a tight shirt/tank and it looks good with both options…crazy to me!
CJ’s Favorite V-Neck Long Sleeve: I wear these long sleeves all the time. They’re so versatile, you can tie, tuck it, or wear it down. Just like most CJLA pieces, they can be worn in different ways to give them a completely different look and feel. Black and white are both so classic, but they come in other colors as well.
“Adley” Contrast Sweater: This is perfect in so many ways. It’s thicker than a shirt/tunic so it will keep you warm on cooler days. It hugs you in all the right ways. Wear it by itself or throw it on a jacket with it.
“Jayden” Pullover Sweater, Cream and Taupe: This could quite possibly be the softest sweater I have ever felt. It’s great for a cute, yet casual look with options to have it be a cute day outfit with shorts, and dressed up at night with jeans, booties, and a hat.
“Benton” Wool Hat, Black, and “Paige” Flat Brim Hat: These hats are absolutely gorgeous and made of such a soft yet durable material. They work with so many different pieces to add an elevated look. It’s also adjustable on the inside so it fits all head sizes. I love the Benton because it’s a black hat with a brown stripe aka it goes with black and brown. Then the Paige hat is the perfect shade of tan that it goes with a variety of shades/colors!
“Katie” Tie Sundress and “Willow” Floral Maxi Dress: These dresses are both of my faves and the perfect addition to your closet! Both are perfect with sandals or booties, by themselves or with a jean jacket. They both will take you from day to night.
“Nicole” Super Soft Spaghetti Tank: In both olive and black, because can you ever have enough tanks? These are super soft and perfect to throw on for a warm day, cover up under a kimono, or even under a jacket. They’re so versatile which is why I like them! They also give you a little bit of a cut, but not too much cleavage.
“Leo” Cropped Tank: In both rust and black, these are a little more “dressier” if you will than the Nicole so perfect to dress up for a dinner or a night out, even a happy hour. I would recommend sizing up with these.
A great start is the “Basics” are tops and kimonos in a variety of styles and colors that are made with amazing quality! They are made with a bamboo fabric that is soft, breathable, stretchy and has great durability. My favorites are the CJ’s Favorite Spaghetti Strap, CJ’s Favorite Tie T-Shirt, Carly’s Favorite Half Sleeve Tunic, and all the CJ’s Dresses. When it comes to their denim line I am convinced they are the holy grail of jeans. The denim is unbelievably soft, there’s a stretch that holds and never loosens during the day, and they’re the perfect thickness that still allows you to move around as if you’re wearing yoga pants. If you are going to place any order from CJLA make sure something from the “Basics” or denim in your cart, you won’t be sorry.
Are you ready to start yours? Shop Carly Jean Los Angeles here! Check out their Instagram page to join in the CJLA Community and to stay in the loop with their new releases, sales, and promo codes. But remember, always to shop with this link to support your local bloggers. WINK WINK. Also, if you find any new items that you buy and love, send them my way!!
~ XOXO, the CJLA capsule guru, Amanda // Blonde out of Water