I Just Moved From NYC to L.A., and I'm Updating My Wardrobe With These 28 Items

A few months ago, I packed up the life I'd been building in New York City for the last five years to head out west to Los Angles. I'd visited L.A. a few times prior to the big cross-country move. However, once I landed here, it became abundantly clear that my wardrobe could use some filling in. Since I'm sure I'm not the only person embracing the casual, understated L.A. vibes, I thought I'd bring you along while I shop for key pieces to upgrade my wardrobe and get West Coast ready.

I'm tackling all categories, which includes snagging the perfect pair of jeans and getting some wear-with-everything sandals. Los Angeles is a lot cooler at times than I initially expected, so I have to make sure I have a cardigan, a jacket, and other layer-friendly pieces. Ahead, scroll through some of my Los Angeles–specific clothing picks.

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Associate Shopping Editor
Chinazor "Chichi" Offor is a Georgia-born, Los Angeles–based associate editor and model who has recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York, and joined Who What Wear's West Coast offices. For WWW, she utilizes her love of personal style to dish out shopping advice to the masses.After graduating from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, Chichi moved to Brooklyn and began hustling to make it in the NYC media world. Before landing at WWW, she spent some time at Vice Media Group, where she helped revolutionize Refinery29's plus-size and inclusive fashion coverage and even co-hosted a summer styling series. Prior to R29, she supported Bustle Digital Group's commerce team and freelanced for various publications.Chichi is a multi-passionate, pop culture–obsessed television and music lover who enjoys a good concert and a yummy meal just as much as she loves analyzing cultural trends and throwing together a solid outfit. After work, you can probably find her bopping around the best L.A. restaurants talking about her latest ADHD-fueled hyper-fixation (e.g., Jesse McCartney's underrated career, TikTok black hole discoveries, and theories on the emo-rock music revival).