What every LA girl has in her wardrobe that you can wear in LDN (right now)

Channel LA laidback chic with these must-have pieces, as seen on our favourite micro and nano influencers across the pond.

As we know all too well, the weather in LA is just a bit (a lot) different to the weather in London. But fret not, these are pieces you can wear in both the Los Angeles heat or the slightly less predictable UK climate. Yep, you’re welcome.

Here are the 5 wardrobe staples that will up your LA cool-girl factor:

1. Straight-leg jeans.

    Because denim was practically born out of Los Angeles.

    Laidback Cali girls love throwing back to the 90s with a jean that seriously flatters.
     
    Slouchy, comfortable and stylish. Straight jeans are flattering for any body shape/type.
     
    Pair it with comfy sneakers (trainers for us Londoners) and a white tee for the ultimate cool LA girl look.

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    BOYISH JEANS – THE TOMMY IN THE HUSTLER

    BOYISH JEANS

    Boyish Jeans is a new line of sustainable denim by Californian native Jordan Nodarse, formerly the denim director at "gold standard" sustainability brand Reformation.

    Designed in Los Angeles, the collection is centred around vintage silhouettes using ethical and sustainable practices.

    With a focus on quality, fit and authentic washes, the brand strives towards zero waste.

    Fabrics, hardware and labels are all made from recycled materials, or are themselves recycled; finishes are created by enzymes not stones, and even the packaging is compostable.

    Key though is the styling; it's the classic Californian aesthetic, married with modern detailing, that will keep you coming back to these jeans time and time again.

    BOYISH JEANS – THE TOMMY IN THE HUSTLER
     
    £210.00
     
    LA-based brand Boyish Jeans "Tommy" is the brand's best-selling and (in our opinion) most flattering fit.
     
    High waisted and straight-legged, the Tommy works for pretty much everyone. We love this dark wash for fall.
     
    These upcycled jeans include recycled cotton reducing its carbon footprint and reducing water usage.

    Other straight leg jeans you need in your wardrobe:

     BOYISH JEANS – THE TOMMY JEAN IN HIS GIRL FRIDAY

    BOYISH JEANS – THE TOMMY JEAN IN HIS GIRL FRIDAY
     
    £205.00
     
    A high-waisted rigid straight leg jean with a raw hem in the perfect light eco wash.
     
    Made from recycled denim, the Tommy proves that even ethical denim can be on-trend and fashion-forward.
     
    These upcycled jeans include recycled cotton reducing its carbon footprint and reducing water usage.

     BOYISH JEANS – THE KIRBY JEAN IN THE BIRDS

    BOYISH JEANS – THE KIRBY JEAN IN THE BIRDS
     
    WAS £180, NOW £90
     
    A staple from LA-based brand Boyish Jeans, the Kirby is a high waisted, straight leg rigid jean.
     
    This jean is made with recycled cotton, reducing its carbon footprint and reducing water usage.

    2. An all-black jumpsuit

    Angelinos love an all-black-everything look.

    The benefit of a jumpsuit is that you don’t have to think too much about what to wear, it’s just that one piece. 

    Wear it with big hair, chunky boots (cowboy boots preferred) and gold accessories to add some edginess to the outfit.

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    BOYISH JEANS - THE GUY IN WASHED BLACK

    LA-based brand Boyish Jeans have re-imagined their bestselling jumpsuit, The Guy, in a gorgeous washed black for resort 2019.
     
    With its relaxed fit, this piece has wardrobe hero written all over it. We love the slightly cropped length and will wear it with a heel for a more refined feel.
     
    This upcycled coverall includes recycled cotton, reducing its carbon footprint and reducing water usage.

    3. Classic white t-shirt

    Incoming Miranda Priestly reference...

    It’s hardly “groundbreaking” that the classic white tee is a wardrobe staple, but with the heat in LA; it’s not just a staple, it’s an essential.

    Style with some light denim for a cool LA look...

    For us in London, of course it’s jeans (or green cargo pants as seen on @jordanrisa) for winter, and denim shorts reserved for our few months of summer.

    You lucky LA girls will probably get away with wearing denim shorts for most of the year. Not that we're jealous or anything, no not at all...

    Or knot your white t-shirt and style it with black jeans for a lunch date look, just like @loveandloathingla.

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    RXMANCE – THE CLASSIC UNISEX TEE IN WHITE

    RXMANCE

    Based in Venice California, and manufactured in Los Angeles, Rxmance is the brainchild of Chris Dennler and is inspired by his day to day interactions with world–travelling, surfing, photography and thrifting; the ultimate West Coast lifestyle.

    Also a unisex label, the product is centred around a 90s inspired aesthetic.

    Think oversized tees and heather grey athletic sweats; perfect to pair back with denim for an easy Cali vibe, or dressier pieces for that ultimate high-low look.

    RXMANCE – THE CLASSIC UNISEX TEE IN WHITE

    WAS £50, NOW £25

    LA-based brand Rxmance’s unisex tees are made in LA from 100% organic cotton. 

    We love to size this tee up and wear it knotted at the waist (like @loveandloathingla) for a 90s look.

    NATION – THE SONYA TEE IN WHITE

    NATION

    Designed and made in LA, Nation focuses on carefree Californian dressing from head to toe.
     
    With its relaxed aesthetic, the label offers breezily versatile pieces in sustainable fabrics, to live in day to night to morning after.
     
    Always effortless, Nation exudes a confidence and sexiness that embodies the brand's ever-present ethos: Perfectly Undone.

    NATION – THE SONYA TEE IN WHITE

    WAS £105, NOW £52.50
     
    An easy to wear update to your favourite tee, the Sonya is a classic style from LA-based brand Nation.
     
    From the go-to brand for the LA cool girls, the Sonya blends feminine style with edgy detailing.
     
    A rolled sleeve tee with side slit details, the semi-sheer cotton gauze tee is a flirty take on a classic tee.

    COTTON CITIZEN – THE SYDNEY TEE IN WHITE

    COTTON CITIZEN
     
    Los Angeles designed and produced brand Cotton Citizen has mastered the art of elevated basics.
     
    Inspired by global destinations but always Californian in spirit, the label releases a carefully curated palette of super-saturated, eye-catching colours every season.
     
    Using only the finest cotton, each item is manufactured and dyed in their LA factory, then hand-finished; making every piece as unique as the person who wears it.
     
    COTTON CITIZEN – THE SYDNEY TEE IN WHITE

    £105
     
    LA-based brand Cotton Citizen's Sydney crewneck is the perfect tee.
     
    Made in Los Angeles and cut from ultra-soft cotton-jersey, the tee features a relaxed oversized fit and is destined to become a wardrobe staple.

     3. A lightweight coat

    Everything feels better when you have a good coat. A good coat can make even the most rushed and unrefined outfits look polished.
     
    With the Fall weather in LA remaining quite warm compared to London, the LA girl typically opts for a lightweight jacket/coat.

    (So for you London girls, we'd recommend layering a cosy sweater/jumper underneath. Being warm during the UK winter is of the utmost importance after all)

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    ASTR – THE VERNON COAT IN CHESTNUT PLAID

    ASTR

    LA-based fashion brand Astr The Label offers trend-inspired, easy to wear pieces for the fashion-forward girl. 
     
    Drawing inspiration from emerging artists, exotic destinations, LA street style and dreamy colour palettes, Astr aims to immerse their customer in their world of effortless Californian style.
     
    ASTR – THE VERNON COAT IN CHESTNUT PLAID

    WAS £215, NOW £107.50
     
    LA-based brand Astr have reimagined the plaid coat this fall.
     
    Longline, double-breasted and slightly oversized, in what has to be the best plaid of the season, we think you'll fall (get the seasonal reference...) head over heels for this beauty.

    5. Sweatsuits

    Every LA girl loves a cosy coffee run, and we predict that the outfit of choice when going for their caffeine fix, or heading to the farmer's market, will be a basic-but-brilliant matching sweatsuit (sweatshirt and sweatpants FYI, but you probably got that).

    Also suitable for binge-watching Netflix.

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    COTTON CITIZEN – THE ASPEN PULLOVER IN WHITE

    COTTON CITIZEN – THE ASPEN PULLOVER IN WHITE 

    WAS £210, NOW £105

    The Cotton Citizen Aspen Hoodie was handcrafted in Los Angeles.

    This ultra-soft fleece sweatshirt features a classic and relaxed fit that will never go out of style.

    COTTON CITIZEN – THE ASPEN SWEATPANTS IN WHITE

    WAS £210, NOW £105

    The Cotton Citizen Aspen Sweatpants are handcrafted in Los Angeles.

    These ultra-soft fleece sweats feature a classic and relaxed fit that will never go out of style.

    Other sweatsuits to make your heart content:

     

    WILDFOX 

    Best friends Kimberly Gordon and Emily Faulstich co-founded LA based brand Wildfox back in 2007, drawing on their shared love for vintage tees and whimsical feminine styles.
     
    Still designed in sunny Los Angeles today, the line continues to embody the effortless yet edgy ethos of California and has a global fan-base for its iconic campaign and dreamy qualities.
     
    WILDFOX – THE TIE DYE SWEATSHIRT IN BLUE
     
    WAS £150, NOW £75
     
    The Fiona Crew from LA-based brand Wildfox is a vintage-inspired shrunken sweatshirt with raglan sleeves, a crew neck, and banded hems.
     
    We love this paired back with the Jack Jogger for a full tie-dye look.
     
    WILDFOX – THE JACK JOGGER IN BLUE TIE DYE
     
    WAS £150, NOW £75
     
    The Jack Jogger from LA-based brand Wildfox is a high-waisted, slim leg pant featuring an elastic waistband with a drawcord, banded hems and made from the brand's lightweight Terry.

    COTTON CITIZEN - HOODIE AND JOGGERS IN DEEP SEA VORTEX

    COTTON CITIZEN – THE BROOKLYN HOODIE IN DEEP SEA VORTEX
     
    WAS £295, NOW 147.50
     
    For Fall 19, LA brand Cotton Citizen has really experimented with dye effects. Deep-Sea Vortex is a bold mix of navy and green with sienna flashes.

    We love it here in the brand's oversized Brooklyn hoodie. Featuring rib cuffs, this is the perfect oversized hoodie and will quickly become a staple in your closet.
     
    COTTON CITIZEN – THE MILAN SWEATS IN DEEP SEA VORTEX
     
    WAS £230, NOW £115
     
    LA-based brand Cotton Citizen’s Milan Zip Joggers have been updated for Fall 19 with the painterly deep-sea vortex tie-dye effect.
     
    These pants have a drawstring waistband, trouser pockets and its soft French terry interior ensures maximum comfort.

    COTTON CITIZEN – THE BROOKLYN CARGO IN WHITE STONE

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    COTTON CITIZEN – THE BROOKLYN CARGO IN WHITE STONE
     
    £430
     
    LA-based brand Cotton Citizen have reimagined the infamous 90s staple, the cargo pant, in a heavyweight 3 end terry for the ultimate in luxurious weekend looks.
     
    Featuring raw edges and an extra-long belt, we think they work best paired back with the brand's new Tokyo Long Sleeve Top in Pink Marble

    COTTON CITIZEN – THE TOKYO CROP LS IN HOT PINK
     
    COTTON CITIZEN – THE TOKYO CROP LS IN HOT PINK
     
    £155
     
    LA-based brand Cotton Citizen’s bestselling tee, The Tokyo, has been reimagined for Spring 2020 in the brand’s signature saturated neon pink finish.
     
    Cut from a soft Japanese Cotton with a slub finish, this oversized crop tee will quickly become a wardrobe favourite.
     
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