I Live in L.A.—These Are My 6 Summer Essentials, Period

It's always cool to learn about the items that are deemed essential by other creatives in the industry for further styling exploration and shopping inspiration. One fashion person that we consistently turn to is Los Angeles-based influencer Melissa Meyers. While she travels back and forth to New York City, L.A. is now her home, and her vibe leans into that California aesthetic with items that are easy and chic. On that note, there are actually six summer items that she deems essential in her wardrobe because they're fuss-free and perfect for the season.

Keep scrolling to check out the must-haves Meyers swears by, complete with testimonials and visual inspiration. Some of the pieces on her list may also be essentials for you or could be worth considering, so there's a plethora of inspired shopping picks sprinkled throughout.


On Meyers: A.L.C. dress

"A light, easy sundress is a summer wardrobe staple. The perfect sundress provides you the comfort, ease, and versatility you need for summer. You can dress it up or dress it down and wear it for nearly any occasion, from the beach to dinner and everywhere in between."

Slide Sandals

On Meyers: Saint Laurent sandals

"I've been loving and wearing this sandal style for years, and they go with almost everything in my summer wardrobe. They are easy, timeless, and chic. I have the Saint Laurent ones in taupe and gold. They are also perfect for travel and easily fit in a carry-on bag."

Large Tote Bag

On Meyers: Dragon Diffusion tote

"An oversize tote bag is always a good option, particularly during your summer travels. In addition to its practicality, a good tote can also elevate an outfit—especially one with added texture and style details."

On Meyers: Cami and Jax swimsuit

"I love the look of solid swimwear, especially when it has some pretty style details! The most important thing about any swimsuit is finding one that flatters your figure, so pay attention to the cut and fit. This summer, I've been living in these gorgeous swimsuits by Cami and Jax, a line of luxury swimwear based in L.A. and loved by lots of celebs, including Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez."

Oversize Sunglasses

On Meyers: Bottega Veneta sunglasses

"A pair of sunglasses (or multiple!) is a must-have living in California. I love classic styles with an edge like these luxury cat-eye frames and retro aviators."

On Meyers: Janessa Leone hat

"A stylish way to complete any summer outfit. And the best part? They are packable! I wear them on rotation in four different styles and always bring one with me when I travel."