The Items L.A. Girls Don't Wear in the Winter


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Dressing for the winter in L.A. comes with an entirely different set of rules than other cities. Since the weather stays pretty consistent year-round, winter is more of a season to experiment with light layering than truly bundling up. So what pieces do West Coast girls skip? It’s most of the heavy-duty pieces like puffy down coats and shearling-lined boots that are only needed for snow and freezing temps. While they might not get to break out those winter items, there are some others we’ve noticed are in the closets of every L.A. girl.

Ahead, we’re breaking down the ultimate L.A. winter style essentials. From boots that go with any outfit to a jacket to wear every season, these are the pieces you’ll spot fashion girls wearing on the West Coast.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.