Five South Bay boutiques with a pulse on seasonal trends

Welcome to Et Cetera Spring!

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  • Styled by
    Tanya Monaghan
  • Photographed by
    Chad Michael Brooks
  • Hair & makeup by
    Jenny Karl
  • Shot on location at
    UNITA in El Segundo

Morgan’s Jewelers Torrance

All pieces by Shay Jewelry, available at Morgan’s Jewelers Torrance. Heart pinky ring, $4,410; emerald pinky ring, $2,625; emerald heart pinky ring, $2,625; diamond buckle ring, $6,195; jumbo nameplate bracelet, $18,690; diamond nameplate bangle, $12,180; triple bezel baguette bangle, $12,180; rainbow link bracelet, $15,750; diamond link bracelet, $18,060; jumbo rose gold link bracelet, $18,060; 3 tier baguette dangle hoops, $7980; diamond infinity Y necklace, $5,250; dot dash diamond necklace, $20,580; diamond baguette drop choker, $9,870; emerald heart necklace, $5,460; 3-loop orbit ring, $10,395

STYLIST TIP | Following the trends of the runways, the art of layering jewelry can make any outfit feel fashion-forward. Pile it on with confidence. If you’re not really mixing weights or textures, layer necklaces by length, starting with your shortest chain and working up to longest. And don’t shy away from lariats or charms. They’re your friends!

22200 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance  |  310-375-4471 |
Facebook: morgansjewelerstorrance  |  Twitter & Instagram: @MorgansJewelers

Trina Turk

Beads in Bloom tassel earring, $58; Gold Rush wavy ring set, $88; Gold Rush wavy cuff, $128; Poppy lace-up heel in blush, $198; Luscious ruffled top, $228; Chambray Fulton pant, $238

STYLIST TIP | Chambray all day. This lightweight fabric is super-practical for warmer weather, plus it’s casual enough for day and cool enough for night. This Trina Turk chambray top hits a home run with a ruffle detail that was seen all over the runways this spring.

333 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach  |  310-303-3153 |
Facebook & Instagram: @trinaturk | Twitter: @shoptrinaturk

Michael Stars at The Point

Tie back visor, $34; floral print dress, $158; woven linen trench coat, $278

STYLIST TIP | The trench coat has been one of the biggest trends all year round for 2018. This closet staple has gone from classic to cool. A lightweight linen trench by Michael Stars is the perfect piece to transition into spring and summer, and the army green color adds a great edge to any outfit.

860 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 102, El Segundo  |  424-290-2155 |
Facebook: @michaelstars | Twitter & Instagram: @michaelstarsinc

Planet Blue at The Point

Pink Lola cap in rose pink by Lack of Color, $139; The Jessie midi by Stillwater, $209

STYLIST TIP | Planet Blue is known as the home for festival wear. This midi-dress is right on trend for this season, combining the blush color, a fun animal print and ruffle details. And don’t forget the “it” military cap to play against the femininity of the dress.

840 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite B102, El Segundo  |  310-616-3380 |
Social: @shopplanetblue


Dawn To Dusk high-waisted bottoms, $92; Dawn To Dusk triangle bikini top, $112

STYLIST TIP | Velvet is everywhere, but the obsession has now well and truly moved into swimwear. When Kylie Jenner posted a selfie wearing a mossy green velvet bikini, we couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow. But the velvet swimwear trend is gaining serious momentum, and this one by Seafolly is on point featuring the popular full, high-waisted bottoms.

209 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach  |  310-545-4200 |
Facebook & Instagram: @seafollyaustralia

Meet the Talent

These are the faces behind the South Bay’s style trends.
Let’s get better acquainted, shall we?

Ling-Su Chinn

Founder & Chief, Creative Officer, Planet Blue at Plaza El Segundo

How would you describe your own personal style in six words?
North of hobo, south of chic.

What design trends are you most looking forward to this spring/summer season?
All things denim, ruching (flatters the body), something pink, rainbow and all paired with sneakers.

What is the key to your brand success?
Authenticity. Not trying to be all things to all people.

Trina Turk

CEO & Founder, Trina Turk in Manhattan Beach

What design trends are you most looking forward to this spring/summer season?
Our theme for spring 2018 is “Superbloom”—inspired by the explosion of wildflowers we saw in California last spring. So floral prints are key throughout.

What’s the one essential every customer should have in her closest?
A printed caftan that can be worn as a dress, a top or as a swim cover-up. Check out our Theodora and Anissa caftans.

What is the key to your brand success?
Having a consistent, recognizable look that has become identifiably Trina Turk. Our California inspiration has been expressed over the years through vivid color, bright signature prints and an optimistic outlook. We strive to create products that last. We are not fast fashion.

Melissa Varon Weinberg

3rd Generation, Morgan’s Jewelers in Torrance

What design trends are you most looking forward to this spring/summer season?
Bold colors and designs. And lots of emeralds!

What’s the one essential every customer should have in her closest?
That one piece of jewelry that makes you smile every time you put it on—whether it’s your great-grandmother’s necklace, your graduation watch, your engagement ring or that piece you bought on your favorite trip. Jewelry carries energy. It should make you happy!

Where are we most likely to find you when you’re not working?
With my family and friends, cooking, doing yoga, hiking, exploring the arts and enjoying “the bubble.”

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