My "Real Life" Style Is Casual—4 Items I'm Adding to My Closet for the New Year


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While Los Angeles–based influencer Jen Andrews-Cater certainly dresses up for specific occasions, her "real life” day-to-day style often skews on the more casual side to lean into her self-described minimalist aesthetic. That said, "casual” and "simple” certainly don’t equate to "boring.” 

While Andrews-Cater likes to keep it more low-key, her looks are still forward and highly modern. On that note, she actually shared with us a few of the items she’s been wearing more of and those that she wants to add to her closet for the New Year to create her 2023 casual ensembles.

Below, you’ll uncover Andrews-Cater’s current shopping list. You’ll notice easy-to-wear trends that could truly work for a variety of styles. Keep scrolling for more, along with testimonials, visual references, and shopping recommendations. 

Anything Chocolate Brown


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"Chocolate brown is having a big moment right now through coats, knits, trousers, shoes, and bags, and it will continue into 2023."

Long-Sleeve Tee

"This sounds so basic, but I recently realized I don’t really have any beautiful long-sleeve tees or knits to layer under oversize blazers, cardigans, crew-necks or to just wear on their own with leather pants. I have short-sleeve tees and tanks but not long-sleeves!"

Neutural Belt


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"I've really been into belts and the way that they can transform, elevate, and just bring an outfit home. I have basic brown, cognac, and black designer belts and am looking to add some more in different neutral colors."

Maxi Skirt

"The next thing I'm looking to add are more skirts. I'm really loving the maxi-length skirts we have been seeing this fall and would love to add a few more for winter."

Next, check out more inspiration from Andrews-Cater.

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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 retailers 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.