7 Pieces Every L.A. Woman Has in Her Closet (or Needs To)

Contrary to what most L.A. fashion stories would have you believe, this isn’t just a town of premium Japanese-rinsed Eastern European riveted denim. Nope, we have a casual-cool style all our own, and it starts with these seven pieces. Get them and you’ll be getting dressed better and faster in the a.m.

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White Jeans

We wear them year-round, for every occasion. Except maybe not to a wedding (or at least not our own).

Get the look: Levi’s ($60); J. Crew ($115); Imogene & Willie ($195)

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Backless Loafers

They’re business in the front, party in the back. And they sleek everything up—from dresses to denim—without the blisters.

Get the look: Zara ($20); Louise et Cie ($110); Gucci ($595)

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Military Jacket

Fatigue green cover-ups range from unstructured shirts to constructed crop jackets, so there’s one for every figure. They simultaneously complete your T-shirt-and-jeans look and give off a totally DGAF edge.

Get the look: L.L.Bean ($89); Madewell ($118); Rag & Bone ($184)

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Maybe they’re patterned; maybe they’re basic black. But the L.A. woman knows when she’s got nothing to wear, she can depend on that one pair of stretch pants that makes her butt look good.

Get the look: Zella ($54); Ragdoll LA ($89); Alo Yoga ($110)

Gypsy Dress

In flowy silk or gauze, just at the knee or grazing the floor, this soft style is the West Coast woman’s way of sexy dressing up without looking too stiff or formal.

Get the look: Free People ($168); Natalie Martin ($270); Raquel Allegra ($625)

Floppy Hat

A felt one for fall/winter looks groovy and a star one for spring/summer reads “beachy.” There, now you’re looking fly and avoiding sun damage.

Get the look: Hinge ($23); Anthropologie ($68); Goorin Bros. ($150)

Furry Boots

Because you try showing your film at Sundance or après-skiing in Sun Valley in those unlined short boots you’re always seeing in magazines. (Note: With tucked-in leggings or jeans, they’re actually the new Western classic look.)

Get the look: American Eagle ($16); Target ($35); Ugg ($144)

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Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...