I Live in L.A. and My Style Is Minimalist—I'd Never Buy These 4 Items

Jen Andrews-Cater is one Los Angeles-based influencer we turn to for effortless sartorial inspiration. She considers her style to be minimalist and perfectly embodies that low-key California aesthetic with go-to outfits that are made up of simple yet chic items. In fact, Andrews-Cater is quite specific about the pieces she’ll incorporate into her offering. On that note, she shared the items she’s currently into, along with the pieces she’d never buy because they just don’t fit within her vibe. We thought this list could be of interest in case you’re looking for a bit of shopping inspiration. Of course, remember that the tips in question are based on personal preference, and you should always buy and wear whatever you love.

Keep scrolling to check out the items this self-proclaimed fashion minimalist will and won’t wear this season. You’ll also notice styling references and a range of product recommendations in case you too want to incorporate one of Andrews-Cater’s favorite items into your own collection. 

Will Buy: Flared Jeans
Won't Buy: Skinny Jeans

“Don’t throw away your skinny jeans just yet—they are great for tucking into boots in the fall. But right now, I’m loving flared denim for spring. I’ve been wearing my flares with simple ribbed knits and flat sandals.”—Jen Andrews-Carter

Will Buy: Chunky Jewelry
Won't Buy: Delicate Jewelry

“I’ve been wearing my chunky gold statement necklace over knits and tees and it just elevates any look.”—Andrews-Carter

Will Buy: Trench Coats and Oversize Blazers
Won't Buy: Super-Heavy Coats

“An amazing trench and an oversize blazer are the most coveted and worn outerwear in my closet. When I’m struggling on what to wear, I throw on a trench or blazer, simple tee, denim and flat sandals, mules, or sneakers and I’m out the door feeling pulled together.”—Andrews-Carter

Will Buy: Maxi Skirts and Dresses
Won't Buy: Short Miniskirts

“While miniskirts are great and on-trend, I'm loving long knit and linen dresses for the spring and summer months. There’s something so chic and effortless about a one-and-done piece. I’ll be wearing my long dresses with chunky jewelry and timeless flats.”—Andrews-Carter