Inspired by the laid-back chic of 1970s southern California, Claire Stansfield and Cheyann Benedict launched C&C California with the goal of creating comfy sundresses and separates that transition seamlessly from the beach to the street. The pair started out designing vintage-inspired cotton tees perfect for layering or just tossing over a bikini, then expanded their collection to include luxe sweaters, strapless jumpsuits, flattering tie-dye stripe tank dresses, and breezy maxi dresses. Today C & C California offers menswear and children's clothing in addition to its easy-to-layer frocks and separates.
Make a stylish escape with soft tees, comfy leggings, and more, from brands like Tibi and Tory Burch
Slinky dresses, casual jumpsuits, and more designed for maximum comfort
Stylishly segue into sunny weather in breezy blouses, tanks, and more
"My closet is a sea of black," says men's fashion director Brooke Cundiff. Lucky for a monochrome-lover like her, the fall runways were brimming with subdued hues that offer an updated take on the classic neutral: Olive, camel, navy, gray, and winter white were big stories everywhere from Alexander Wang to Max Mara, and have one reigning virtue. "I love having a monochrome base, because it’s like a blank canvas, and you can paint it however you want," Brooke says. To snag a piece of her style, start with solid pieces she calls "great investments" — like those shoppable below — then accessorize to the hilt to make the look your own.