After spending nine years and counting in Los Angeles, I like to think I’ve pieced together some of the sartorial similarities I’ve seen among our city’s most stylish residents. Many of the favored brands are based in the City of Angels, so naturally, local girls caught on before the cult following spread to other locales. Other pieces, like Converse sneakers and Madewell jean jackets, simply seem to work well with the casual vibe of the city. If you’re looking to nab the California cool that defines Los Angeles’s fashion, there is a collection of items you should begin your search with. Each captures the low-key yet chic style this city is known for.
Scroll down to see the items you’ll likely find in many Los Angeles closets. From specific pieces to popular brands and general items, see if you identify with any of the L.A. fashion picks below!