In the second half of the ’60s, Sharon Tate was the ultimate California It Girl: the walking embodiment of the boho-femme look that the West Coast came to be known for. After her appearance in Mark Robson’s iconic film adaptation of Valley of the Dolls in 1967, Tate’s dreamy ingénue style took off like wildfire. Leather, fringe, denim—these were the textures Tate preferred, and she’d flutter around barefoot whenever she got the chance. Her life was tragically—and famously—cut short in 1969, when she became a victim of the Manson family, but her aesthetic remains influential even today. Here, a look at how Tate’s flower-child style blossomed.