During this time of year in LA, it’s hard to know exactly what to wear. Any given day can start out on the chilly side, then rapidly transition into a wave of heat. That’s where the term trans-seasonal layering comes in. Once you’ve got your layering game down, it’s easy to put together stylish, practical outfits with little-to-no effort. LA style tends to consist of mostly casual, with a sprinkle of dressed up. Baggy jeans but a chic tailored blazer, for example. Loose layers with killer heels. A long tee but worn with a sharp biker jacket. There’s always at least one dressy piece pulling everything together. Sort of like 10% of your outfit has a polished vibe.
When I feel like dressing this way (and trust me, it’s so comfy you’ll want to stick to it!), it’s all about pulling together a few key basics and mixing them with pieces that are a little more stand-out. Here, I started with a lightweight cotton tee, swapped out my winter boots for a cutout heel, and finished with a sleek leather jacket and faux leather jogging pant for good measure. To top it off, I opted for a chic printed scarf, textured clutch, and classic pair of earrings. The result? An urban layered combo that not only looks good now, but will carry me through spring as well.
photographer Ryan Chua