I Live in Los Angeles, and I Think Everyone Will Be Into These 5 2023 Staples

Los Angeles–based influencer Melissa Meyers is often a source for sartorial inspiration for her style that's equal parts easy and chic to work for her effortless California vibe. It's also worth noting that she routinely travels to NYC, but the fashion picks she wears in L.A. often apply to those trips as well. On that note, we thought there could be interest in learning about the 2023 trends she deems as staples and thinks could work for everyone who's looking to incorporate forward yet simple pieces into their wardrobes this year.

Below, you'll uncover Meyers's tight edit of five must-have pieces. As you'll notice, everything included in the mix is highly versatile and could work for a range of styles. While everything can be worn separately with different outfits, you also could wear all of her staples at one time to create a standout look. Fun fact: Meyers is sharing how she styles the said pieces ahead as well. Keep scrolling for more, including shopping inspiration. 

On Meyers: Naadam sweater; Zara skirt and vest; Saint Laurent bag; Alohas shoes

Slouchy Knit

"Slouchy, oversize cashmere sweaters are a winter must-have. They always look great with jeans, but I love wearing mine with skirts for a modern upgrade."

"Everyone needs a black pleated skirt as part of their capsule collection, and this trend is here to stay. This go-to skirt is super versatile, and the pleats look polished and chic. You can create so many different looks when wearing it, depending on your footwear and accessories. I've been wearing mine with chunky boots lately (shown) for a cool-girl vibe."

"I love the elevated look and feel of wearing a faux-leather puffer vest. This one is oversize and boxy, which gives an edgy twist to a feminine outfit. Puffer vests are super trendy this year and can be worn into the spring—I wear mine everywhere, from the gym to dinner."

"I added these black leather platform booties to my shoe collection and have been wearing them on repeat this winter! I love the retro style and pair them with everything from jeans and trousers to maxi dresses and skirts. Between the platform, block heel, and rounded toe, these boots are the style of the moment and super comfortable."

Classic Bag

"I'm still obsessed with tiny bags in classic styles—this one is just the right size for lip gloss, keys, my cell phone, and a few credit cards! Plus, wearing a white bag instead of black in the winter is so fresh."