I Live in L.A. and My Style Is Minimalist—I'd Never Buy These 4 Items


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Jen Andrews-Cater is one Los Angeles-based influencer we turn to for effortless sartorial inspiration. She considers her style to be minimalist and perfectly embodies that low-key California aesthetic with go-to outfits that are made up of simple yet chic items. In fact, Andrews-Cater is quite specific about the pieces she’ll incorporate into her offering. On that note, she shared the items she’s currently into, along with the pieces she’d never buy because they just don’t fit within her vibe. We thought this list could be of interest in case you’re looking for a bit of shopping inspiration. Of course, remember that the tips in question are based on personal preference, and you should always buy and wear whatever you love.

Keep scrolling to check out the items this self-proclaimed fashion minimalist will and won’t wear this season. You’ll also notice styling references and a range of product recommendations in case you too want to incorporate one of Andrews-Cater’s favorite items into your own collection. 

Will Buy: Flared Jeans

Won't Buy: Skinny Jeans


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"Don’t throw away your skinny jeans just yet—they are great for tucking into boots in the fall. But right now, I’m loving flared denim for spring. I’ve been wearing my flares with simple ribbed knits and flat sandals.”—Jen Andrews-Carter

Will Buy: Chunky Jewelry

Won't Buy: Delicate Jewelry


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"I’ve been wearing my chunky gold statement necklace over knits and tees and it just elevates any look.”—Andrews-Carter

Will Buy: Trench Coats and Oversize Blazers

Won't Buy: Super-Heavy Coats


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"An amazing trench and an oversize blazer are the most coveted and worn outerwear in my closet. When I’m struggling on what to wear, I throw on a trench or blazer, simple tee, denim and flat sandals, mules, or sneakers and I’m out the door feeling pulled together.”—Andrews-Carter


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Will Buy: Maxi Skirts and Dresses

Won't Buy: Short Miniskirts


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"While miniskirts are great and on-trend, I'm loving long knit and linen dresses for the spring and summer months. There’s something so chic and effortless about a one-and-done piece. I’ll be wearing my long dresses with chunky jewelry and timeless flats.”—Andrews-Carter

Next, check out more classic basics to consider.

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.