1. It’s socially acceptable to wear workout clothes everywhere.
It’s not far off the mark to say that Southern Californians invented the current athleisure trend. We’ve been rocking leggings, board shorts, and tennis shoes as everyday attire for decades.
There’s zero pressure in SoCal — especially if you live near the beach — to dress up, let alone change out of your sweaty yoga tank to go to lunch. Plus, the closer you live to the ocean, the more it becomes appropriate to wear your bikini inside a sandwich shop or walk barefoot (trailing sand behind you) inside a convenience store to buy ice cream.