Style with Us: California Dreaming

Our new collection California Dreaming is the perfect summer collection. Made from super soft cotton with silver lurex threading, our delightful collection is a guaranteed head-turner whilst keeping you cool during a hot summer’s day. Inspired by the beaches of California and Australian summer holidays, California Dreaming will be summer staple for the years to come. Read on to see how the team is styling their California Dreaming outfits.

Using matching pieces to create the ultimate boho look

The team at HQ have been loving their two-piece outfits, also called a “twin set”. A “twin set” was initially a matching sweater and cardigan of the same colour but now have expanded into other combinations – like a top and bottom. As long as it is the same colour.

Like our favourite Mauve Set in Mauve Mist:

For the adventurous gypsy Queen in all of us, pair it with a sun hat that is light-coloured or a weaved one to complete the look. We love this set as it is very versatile and can be paired with any footwear you have. We would opt for a pair of wedges or sandals if heading to the beach.


For a looser fit on the top, we have our Sierra Gypsy Blouse which is made from our soft Indian cotton with pipping and soft sleeves to keep you cool especially during the hot summers.

The Gypsy Blouse and Mystic Skirt is the perfect combination for everyday leisurewear – whether you’re going on a shopping trip or to your next class.


And… the wedding gamechanger we all at HQ were so excited when we first received the sample.


Among the exclamation at HQ was “You could get married in this!”. Why not? Two-piece wedding outfits are much more common than before. Our Gypsy Dreaming set is beautifully soft to wear, has lining underneath and has stunning embroidery detail on all of the pieces.

Good on its own, but we can’t help but add accessories to add a different layer to the outfit. Throw in a pair of flats or a short block heel to complete your look!

Dresses… and more dresses!

While we’ve been loving our twin set collection and the ample styling opportunities that present itself, we cannot forget our dresses and one-piece outfits.

Our new Misty Maxi Dress is the perfect bohemian maxi-dress to add to your wardrobe. It’s relaxed, simple and enchanting style is versatile and can be worn on for every casual occasion. It’s light and easy-to-wear enough to grab coffee with your girlfriends, or style into the evening for catch up with the girls, date night or even the perfect bohemian party.


Moving to our most fun dress to wear. Our captivating new Daydream Wrap Dress is for the fun frilly, romantic party dress lover. With its easy to wear style and classic fit, Tash took this signature Little Miss Gypsy Dress and made it unique to California Dreaming – it will be a wardrobe favourite for the years to come.

Pair back with your favourite 70’s tan wedge for a romantic date night or your favourite slides for the ultimate beach party. Also, it can be used as a coat, after a casual swim in the ocean.


For our last one-piece style, we introduce our new Rani Romper. With its easy-to-wear and adjustable tie back, it is perfect to throw on over your bathers at the beach or roller-skating with the girls. To dress up this beauty you can add the Mystic Blouse for an all-in summer look, add the Gypsy Dreaming Embroidered Blouse for date night.

We hope this style guide has given you ideas for your beloved California Dreaming pieces. We at HQ love ourselves and hope that you love them as much as we do! For the full collection, check out here. We have styles in two colourways – Mauve Mist and Lilac Breeze. Limited pieces are left, get yours before they’re sold out!