I Live in L.A.—Everyone I Know Wears These 5 Simple Shoe Trends


(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

We routinely turn to Janet Gunn to uncover fresh style ideas. After all, she’s an L.A.-based influencer who consistently posts inspiring outfits and shopping recommendations that are equal parts chic and easy to fit within her laid-back California vibe. She previously shared some of the flat-shoe silhouettes she thinks are great. We wanted to expand upon that and learn about the current shoe styles and trends she’s wearing. In fact, Gunn mentioned that basically everyone she knows in L.A. is also wearing said silhouettes.

The footwear picks that are appealing to Gunn and her friends really do run the gamut, but they’re all simple and easy to style. You know, like sleek loafers. Keep scrolling for more, including visual inspiration from Gunn. There’s also a smattering of shoes to shop if you want to add one of her coveted styles to your rotation.



(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

On Gunn: Gucci loafers

"With trousers or denim, this classic never goes out of style, wherever you live."

White and Black Booties


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On Gunn: BB Dakota shacket

"Boots of all heights and styles are having another moment. Whether you like a combat, knee-high, or bootie style, make sure you have a pair in both black and white to stay current with the boot trend this season."


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On Gunn: A.L.C. skirt; Milly jacket; Frame boots

Cool Sneakers


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On Gunn: Alice+Olivia skirt; Rag & Bone sweater; Golden Goose sneakers

"The sneaker game is still strong in L.A. I love how they can give an easygoing but stylish vibe whether worn with jeans or a dress or skirt."



(Image credit: Janet Gunn)

On Gunn: Roam slides

"In L.A., everyone owns a pair of slides. In the fall, I still wear my open-toe style. In the winter, I opt to slide them on with a funky pair of socks."

Oxfords and Derby Shoes


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On Gunn: Angela Scott shoes

"I love oxfords because they add a powerful punch to any outfit. They make me feel confident, shouting, 'I mean business.'"

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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.