Whoa, slow down there. I am also in Southern California. There’s basically no dress code, and ”slobby“ has no meaning without reference to the context. Personally, I find myself judging people who dress like they didn’t plan for the situation. I was at an event last week and I was shocked at the number of people wearing black shirts, or even hoodies with jeans at an event in 85 degree temps and no shade. That look works on mornings when there’s a nice May gray, but seriously, plan ahead people!Expanding on the poll, as someone who lives in Southern California and is relatively close to the beach, I believe it's downright slobby wearing sandals out of the house casually. Sneakers aren't that hard to slip on and often no shoelace tying is required.
Sandals are just fine for many casual scenarios around here. Now, I won’t wear anything open toed because nobody needs to see that. But, huaraches are fantastic. These nail the summer vibe for me.