The spring installment of the biannual Echo Park Craft Fair opened on Sunday, Mother’s Day, and it was a good time for Los Angeles’ eastside denizens to show off their “trying to look like they’re not trying too hard” weekend style.
Locals from neighboring Silver Lake have mastered this somewhat elusive, and often emulated, look with worn T-shirts tucked into high-waisted jeans and striped shirts. Accessories included clogs, tan leather tote bags, Céline sunnies and the omnipresent bandana around the neck (this season’s new choker).
While there were a few pops of color, namely yellow and red, the Echo Park palette runs more toward muted tones and all shades of indigo. During the holidays, the fair tends to attract families shopping for gifts in their trendiest outerwear, but spring in Los Angeles is a time to show off a little skin.