I just spent the week in Los Angeles and have been waiting for my opportunity to talk about it so here we go. As a full-fledged New Yorker who has built her entire personality around the city that never sleeps, I’m well aware that there can be some competition between the two coasts. I’m here to tell you that this rivalry is something I have no interest in partaking in.
Every time I visit L.A., (four times in the past 365 days but who’s counting) I convince myself it’s time to become bicoastal. As a Gemini, having multiple personalities is kind of my thing and I think the L.A. version of myself deserves to be set free. I spent my time there living with locals in Laurel Canyon, weekending in Santa Monica, and staying at my favorite place, the 1 Hotel West Hollywood for the rest of my trip. The verdict is in: L.A. is a city worth visiting.
While I explored the different neighborhoods of the expansive city, I couldn’t help but notice the different approaches they take to fashion there. Out to dinner, I saw people dine in the closest thing I could describe to pajamas. In New York, a dress and heels have become a requirement for leaving the house, period, but I was inspired by the effortlessly chic look that many L.A. girls were sporting. Among those who dressed up, a few of my favorite trends were running rampant around the city so I decided to start a list on my phone to answer the age-old question, “What is the L.A. fashion set really wearing right now?” The answers lie below.