Summer4Ever: The Weekend Round Up

There’s nothing like summer in California. The surf is high, people are laying out on the sand, cocktails on the beach, and the most  memorable sunsets on the pier with your closest friends. Here at Koolaburra HQ in sunny Santa Barbara, we make it a regular to walk over to the beach even if it’s for a little while for some necessary wave time. But what’s summertime without killer tunes to accompany those memories? Nada. So, we’ve created a weekly summer series of playlists to help you along with your fun in the sun.  First up, #summer4ever playlist no.1 featuring some tracks off of our latest obsession, Lana Del Rey’s new album Ultraviolence! Some other tracks include Bleachers, FKA Twiggs, Blood Orange, Sky Ferreria, and Best Coast!

Add us on Spotify (@koolaburra) and listen to the playlist: SUMMER4EVER #1

A WEST COAST visual to get you amped a la Lana Del Rey. (Obsessed. Told you.)

Thursday Movie Night: Almost Famous

Happy Thursday party people! It’s time to spice things up with a little #tbt movie night. We’re going to throw it back with one of our favorite 2000s flicks, Almost Famous. Words cannot describe our love for this 1970s inspired film. And, really, who can forget on screen boho rock goddess and bandaid Penny Lane? Not us. That furry leather coat. Now words, just epic. If you’re in the Santa Barbara county, we recommend stopping by one of our favorite wineries Municipal for a bottle of their amazing Pale Pink Rose– DELISH. All grapes are handpicked from special Santa Barbara county vineyards. The nose of his wine has spices like nutmeg and cardamon, along with a palette of sandalwood and fruity strawberry and cherry notes. I mean, if you’re going to have a movie night, do it the right way. Get ready for a night of 1970s style, #boho4ever , fine wine, golden gods, and rock and roll!

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Kult of Koolaburra: Nicole Bernades

Welcome to the Kult of Koolaburra. A krew of badass boho babes including celebrity fringe lovers like Vanessa Hudgens and Kate Hudson to fashion bloggers, and fashionistas alike who inspire us with the way they don our styles. Every Wednesday, we’ll be paying homage to the ladies who rock this kult with their killer boho and laid back California style. First up, fashion blogger and model Nicole Bernardes of O Fantastico Mundo De Nicole!

Nicole is a Brazilian boho bombshell. She believes in living life the way she wants it, in a beautiful fantasy world. She admires the unusual and different, and refuses anything routine and common. Can you say #boho4ever? Yeah. Let’s take a few minutes to admire how perfectly bohemian her outfit is paired with our Enez Fringe Espadrille sandal.

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Quick Summer Beach Waves

So, as much as we’d like to wake up extra early every morning to bathe our hair in beach water.. we’ve realized this just isn’t realistic– and we live in Santa Barbara! Beach waves aren’t only the ultimate summer ‘do, they’re year round if you live a #boho4ever lifestyle. We found this easy, adorable hair tutorial illustration from She Lets Her Hair Down and had to share! All you need is hairspray, a curling iron, and hair clip and it’s hello to easy breezy beach waves in 4 steps. Killer, right? Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:

1″ curling iron


medium hair clip (to hold hair sections)



First, prep your hair by spraying a light hold hairspray all over.

1. In sections, curl all of your hair so it goes away from your face.

2. Without clamping the iron shut, hold your curling iron with the tip pointing down and wrap your hair around it starting as close to your scalp as possible.

3. After curling each section, tug on it by holding the ends and pulling down on your hair. This will give you a soft be achy waves as opposed to Sweet 16 curls!

4. Once everything is curled, tousle and toss out your hair. You’re done!

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The Perfect Skin Detox Blueberry Smoothie


Happy Summer Solstice!

We’re smoothie obsessed here at Koolaburra HQ, especially now that the warm summer sun has officially made it’s home here in Santa Barbara. With all this summer sun hitting us, we have to be wary of protecting our skin, and we’re not just talking about sunblock. Smoothies are not only delicious but they benefit different areas of our bodies depending on the ingredients. And since we’re on the topic of skin, there’s nothing like this blueberry smoothie right here. Blueberries are huge in antioxidants and other nutrients and vitamins that are good for the skin! Whether it’s acne, splotchy skin, or overall complexion– blueberries are basically you’re bestie this summer.

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

1 cup Blueberries

 1/4 cup Young Coconut Meat

1/2 cup Young Coconut Water

1 tsp honey

Put all the ingredients into a blender and say hello to glowing skin.


Koolaburra Dame Bootie Featured in NYLON!

NYLON Magazine loves Koolaburra!

Oh, denim…  the one article of clothing that has been the same for ages but never off our minds. From the 50s, 60s, and 70s, to the 80s and 90s– forever iconic and always different. Denim remains the ultimate classic and there’s no classic pairing like denim and boots. Whether your vibe be rock & roll, wild west inspired, or boho– this look is never out of style!

The Koolaburra Dame Bootie was featured in NYLON Magazine’s June/July issue as one of the seasons hottest boots to pair with denim in their ‘Wild for Denim’ Spread! Moral of the story here? Wear it loud and proud! We’re talking loud prints, animal motifs, and leather this fall. The possibilities are endless, and no matter what your denim outfit of the days may be, we’ve got just one boot for your pairings, and boy is she a Dame.


We’ve come up with some of our favorite ways to create the perfect denim inspired ensemble with the Dame Bootie. Boho babes, tom boys, label lovers, and grunge girls alike– we’ve got you covered.

Look 1: We love a good pair of overalls. Try a sleeveless animal print crop top with denim overalls paired with the Dame.

Look 2: Nothing says LA like a pair of vintage denim cutoffs. Set the SoCal mood in a pair of demin cutoffs and a loose white tee paired with the dame. Looking for more? Pop the classic with an animal print purse, like the zebra clutch featured in the spread!

Look 3: More of a floral frock type of girl? Us too — we’ve got the ultimate #boho4ever look for you. Wear the Dame Bootie with a midi length floral dress, denim hobo bag, wide brimmed black hat, and drape your arms in chunky silver cuffs and bangles.

What now? Go out and treat yourself, because you look damned good.

Tag us on Instagram (@koolaburra & #boho4ever) if you try any of these looks or have a denim/boot #ootd of your own to share!

x Koolaburra



Koolaburra Featured in NYLON’s June/July Issue!

“Our preeminent resource for fringed sandals at friendly prices. Koolaburra has a dizzying array of options, and we’ll take them all.” – NYLON Mag

Shop the Rasa:

Shop the Venus II:



Feeling Moody

Every Wednesday we’re going to share a little of what’s on our weekly inspiration mood board here at Koolaburra HQ. Here’s a look into what’s inspiring us this week! Extra love for this first image. <3


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Some of our favorite #boho4ever posts from the week. We love the way you style your Koolaburras! Use #boho4ever on instagram and tag @koolaburra to show us your boho outfit of the day. Featuring our fashion blogger besties That Madonna Girl, Emily Kolberg, A Lil Bit Fancy, and Jessi Malay! <3

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Feral Creature: How She Wore It!

As we bid farewell to the most epic last couple of Coachella weekends, we’d like for you to say hello to Eugenie from Feral Creature and her epic Koolaburra style! We were so ecstatic to have one of our favorite bloggers take over our Instagram for weekend one of Coachella. Not only did we get an inside look into the hottest parties, but we received some MAJOR style inspo on how to rock our SS14 collection. Missed the takeover? Don’t fret, here are some of our favorite posts:




The Azore Gladiator Sandal – Get the look:


The Dita Thong Demi-Wedge – Get the look:




The Perone Laser Cut Wedge – Get the look: