We Live in California and Think These 8 Easy Staples Complete a Wardrobe

We routinely turn to Melissa Meyers and her daughter, Rachel Meyers, for stellar style inspiration. In fact, the duo recently shared the fashionable basics they wear on repeat. Well, given that these influencers reside in Los Angeles, we thought there could be interest in learning about the easy and chic pieces that complete their effortless California vibes.

While the pieces in question do run the gamut (some trendier and others more low-key), they're all highly versatile and could be worthy additions to any wardrobe given their easy-to-style nature. We're talking everything from items like comfortable shoe picks to fresh denim cuts to sleek tailored pieces.

Keep scrolling to check out the easy staples that complete the wardrobes of the Meyers women. You'll also find inspired items to shop throughout as well. 

1. Faux-Leather Pants


(Image credit: Rachel Meyers and Melissa Meyers)

"We love our leather basics, and we love helping the environment too, so when we found these fab faux-leather pants by Wilfred, we each had to buy a pair."—Melissa Meyers

On Melissa and Rachel Meyers: Wilfred pants

2. Matching Sets


(Image credit: Rachel Meyers and Melissa Meyers)

"Comfort and laid-back sophistication are the secrets to keeping it stylish the California-girl way. Matching sets make it so easy to get dressed, and we are living in ours from day until night."—Rachel Meyers

On Melissa and Rachel Meyers: Into the Night matching set

3. Distressed Denim


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

"You can never have too many pairs of denim. A tried and true everyday basic, we like ours slightly distressed for a vintage California look."—Melissa Meyers

On Melissa Meyers: Zara jeans


(Image credit: Rachel Meyers)

On Rachel Meyers: Boyish jeans

4. Graphic T-Shirt


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

"Solid T-shirts are forever a basic, but here in the Sunshine State, we also like to keep our wardrobe stocked with graphic tees to show off our playful side."—Melissa Meyers


(Image credit: Rachel Meyers)

On Rachel Meyers: Mega Yacht tee

5. Midi Skirt


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

"Wearing a long skirt paired with a graphic tee or a blouse with a sneaker or mule is a classic LA look we love to wear."—Melissa Meyers

On Melissa Meyers: Re/Done T-Shirt; Zara skirt


(Image credit: Rachel Meyers)

On Rachel Meyers: Nanushka skirt

6. Wide-Leg Pants


(Image credit: Rachel Meyers)

"We love this look worn in basic black or winter white—the retro vibe has us feeling very Charlie's Angels, circa 1970s California."—Rachel Meyers

On Rachel Meyers: Ripley Rider pants


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

On Melissa Meyers: Ripley Rider pants

7. Sneakers


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

"Sneakers are definitely a 'wear with almost anything, anywhere, anytime' favorite for both of us. They aren't just for workouts—we pair ours with everything from denim to sweats to dresses."—Melissa Meyers

On Melissa Meyers: Golden Goose sneakers


(Image credit: Rachel Meyers)

On Rachel Meyers: New Balance sneakers

8. Face Masks


(Image credit: Rachel Meyers and Melissa Meyers)

"The cloth face covering has officially reached staple status to help keep us safe and stylish. We love to wear ours with fashion chains that double as necklaces."—Rachel Meyers

On Melissa and Rachel Meyers: Sydne Summer face masks

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.