I Live in L.A., and My Friend Lives in Dallas—We Are Both Wearing These 4 Trends


(Image credit: Cathy Williamson and Janet Gunn)

We turn to Janet Gunn and Cathy Williamson on the regular for their inspiring style. For reference, Gunn lives in L.A. and Williamson lives in Dallas. (Gunn has also lived in Texas in the past.) Given that we’re often intrigued by what people are wearing in various cities, we thought we’d get a sense from both of them about the specific trends they’re wearing the most right now for their busy lives in their respective cities—you know, to potentially spark some inspiration (regardless of where we all live).

And actually, this all came at the perfect time because Gunn visited Williamson in Texas, so they were actually able to shoot a bit of imagery together wearing the items they both swear by. With all that in mind, keep scrolling for a range of visual inspiration and information on why the trends in question are front-runners for these two women. You’ll also notice shopping recommendations sprinkled throughout in case you’re interested in adding one of the items to your wardrobe.

Faux Leather


(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

On Gunn: Mango pants

"These are a staple for me because they feel comfortable yet look polished. I always feel put-together in faux leather, with flats or heels." — Gunn


(Image credit: Cathy Williamson)

On Williamson: Levi's jumpsuit

"This jumpsuit is everything! So chic and a one-and-your-done outfit!" — Williamson



(Image credit: Cathy Williamson and Janet Gunn)

On Williamson and Gunn: BB Dakota shackets

"Shackets have great versatility. They're super easy to layer and lend plenty of styling options. So easy to grab and go!" — Gunn

Modern Blazers


(Image credit: Cathy Williamson and Janet Gunn)

On Williamson and Gunn: Veronica Beard blazers

"Our go-to for blazers are from Veronica Beard. They fit great, and they've designed one for every occasion. Their classic collection is so chic and looks great with jeans or leather." — Gunn

Elevated Knits


(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

On Gunn: Closed x Leandra Medine Cohen sweater and jeans

"Wearing a cropped sweater is a great transitional item and perfect for dressing up your favorite jeans and classic flats. Living in L.A. is pretty much sweater weather year-round." — Gunn


(Image credit: Cathy Williamson)

On Williamson: Theory skirt

"Once the temperatures drop, the turtlenecks and sweater pieces come out. I love separates because I feel like I get my cost per wear! " — Williamson

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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.