A few months ago, I packed up the life I’d been building in New York City for the last five years to head out west to Los Angles. I’d visited L.A. a few times prior to the big cross-country move. However, once I landed here, it became abundantly clear that my wardrobe could use some filling in. Since I’m sure I’m not the only person embracing the casual, understated L.A. vibes, I thought I’d bring you along while I shop for key pieces to upgrade my wardrobe and get West Coast ready.
I’m tackling all categories, which includes snagging the perfect pair of jeans and getting some wear-with-everything sandals. Los Angeles is a lot cooler at times than I initially expected, so I have to make sure I have a cardigan, a jacket, and other layer-friendly pieces. Ahead, scroll through some of my Los Angeles–specific clothing picks.