I’ve Lived in the Most Stylish Cities in the U.S., and These Items Feel Cool Now

While there are many fashionable pockets in the U.S., New York and L.A. definitely make the best dressed list. It’s pretty much a given considering New York is essentially a fashion designer‘s mecca and L.A., of course, is home to the glitz and glam of Hollywood. I’ve lived in both places (currently I reside on the west coast), and, not to toot my own horn, but I think my geographical preferences have given me a keen sense for what trends are on the up and up.

While New York will always feel more sophisticated and trend-forward compared to L.A.’s classic, laid back style, there’s definitely more of an overlap now than ever before. I’ve found myself longing to dress up lately, so it makes sense that refined styles like tailored trousers or even sparkly hair clips are on the rise alongside our beloved leisurewear (don’t worry, joggers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon). On that note, keep scrolling to find out my picks for the most fashionable items out there right now. 

I recently acquired a pair of square toe ankle boots much like the above  and they’ve completely up-leveled every outfit. 

This long sleeve, ribbed mock neck is perfection.

Currently pining for anything resembling a tailored trouser. I love that these are cropped too. 

What is it about a wrap coat that makes me feel like I should be walking down the Champs Elysee with a hot French man on my arm?

I’ve been vying for the Gucci rhinestone barrettes, and these will do in the mean time.

Give me everything mohair.

Every fashion girl knows that a good cardigan is KEY. 

This with a pair of loose, flowy trousers and a slip on shoe?! Too chic.

Jean prices have gone cuckoo bananas so the fact that these babies have an amazing straight leg silhouette and are only $20 should be enough said.  

A ruched top is flattering on all body types.

Ok, so this knit midi dress has a cut out in the back and is REVERSIBLE. I really want to say “Business in the front, party in the back,” but I won’t. 

The swirl design on this cropped puffer is too cute. 

You’ll wear this quilted shacket everyday. 

Every stylish gal I know is carrying a soft leather bag like this right now. 

I love how a corset style has been repurposed in a comfortable material here. 

These sneakers from the new Staud x New Balance collab are sporty with an edge.  

A slightly oversized, double breasted blazer feels cool now and always, really. 

Wear this bodysuit to work with a blazer, then to drinks to show off the cutout in the back. 

These chunky loafers look just like the Prada ones IMO. 

I always LOVE a good gold hoop. 

This dress and the way it’s styled brings me back to those early 2000’s Chloe ads that continue to be the epitome of breezy, 70’s cool.  

A baguette in a neutral color is both current and timeless. 

Sorry to all my friends in the snow (I’m in L.A.), but I absolutely adore the length and detail on these bike shorts.

Hailey Bieber has a pair like these and that’s good enough for me. 

A half zip in a bold color is sure to spice up your sweater collection. 

Wow. Just wow. Everlane really hit the nail on the head with these minimal Mary Janes. 

I will spearhead the pajamas as everyday wear trend until I die. 

See above caption.  Up next, the 6 Practical Winter Trends People are Actually Wearing Right Now