These are a few outfits I see when I think "LA street style." Sure, NYC is known as the fashion capital, & people on the west coast are not as daring with their style, including myself. But, when I am in need of some inspiration, I usually go to Melrose or 3rd street, where I can take advantage of outdoor seatings of cafe's. I tend to see a lot of basics mixed with designer handbags. I picked the first image of Kate Bosworth, because lace with light washed denim is a look I've really been loving. Also, I've been meaning to find a denim button down shirt like the second picture, which I also consider a great pick for a casual look.
P.S. I highly recommend coconut cupcakes from Joan's on Third !