I Live in L.A., and I'll Be Wearing These 8 Staples the Most This Spring


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There's a strong chance that you have a few core items in your wardrobe you tend to wear more than others. True staples, if you will. Well, if you're looking for a refresh as we enter spring and want a bit of styling inspiration from one of our favorite influencers, you've landed in the right spot. That's right. Melissa Meyers is here to share the list of the eight items she deems essentials and will be wearing more than others this spring.

Meyers lives in Los Angeles (and travels back to NYC often), so her style often encompasses that chic yet laid-back California sensibility. Her go-to staples embody just that, and she actually thinks everyone will love the items because of their versatility and ease.

Below, you'll find the spring essentials along with styling references and testimonials from Meyers. There are also inspired shopping picks if you want to add the items to your wardrobe.

1. Loose Jeans


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On Meyers: GRLFRND jeans

"I love pairing looser jeans with a half-tucked shirt or a cropped or fitted look on top for balance to define my waistline."

2. Button-Down Shirt


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On Meyers: Zara shirt

"Whether brightly colored or white, I love the versatility of a button-down and wear them several ways—untucked, half tucked, or tied up in the front. It's always a great go-to staple."

3. Slip Dress


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On Meyers: L'Academie dress

"A slip dress is a must-have piece for any wardrobe and always looks elegant and sophisticated without trying too hard! This timeless staple can be styled so many different ways. They are also super versatile and can be dressed down or up depending on the day or night."

4. Trousers


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On Meyers: Revolve trousers

"I love a good, classic pair of high-waisted trousers, and these from Revolve hit the mark for the upcoming spring season. I paired them here with a trendy fitted vest, but they literally go with everything."

5. Ballet Flats/Ballet-Style Slingbacks


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On Meyers: Stuart Weitzman flats

"This classic style always looks great and seems to be having a moment now. Ballet-style slingbacks are so 'old money' chic and elevate any look—they look great with just about anything, from high-waisted pants and denim to skirts and dresses."

6. Oversize Blazer


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On Meyers: Zara blazer

"Wearing an oversize blazer always gives off cool-girl vibes and is a must-have in every spring wardrobe. I've been wearing this one by Zara on repeat."

7. Striped Sweater


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On Meyers: John + Jenn sweater

"Striped sweaters are always in style and the perfect piece to reach for on the weekends."

8. Hobo Bag


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On Meyers: Strathberry bag

"These bags were super popular in the early 2000s and now have a permanent home in my accessory wardrobe. Try wearing a pop of color like this periwinkle one, and treat it as a neutral for spring."

Next, check out another chic capsule wardrobe.

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.