I Just Moved From NYC to L.A., and I'm Updating My Wardrobe With These 28 Items

A few months ago, I packed up the life I'd been building in New York City for the last five years to head out west to Los Angles. I'd visited L.A. a few times prior to the big cross-country move. However, once I landed here, it became abundantly clear that my wardrobe could use some filling in. Since I'm sure I'm not the only person embracing the casual, understated L.A. vibes, I thought I'd bring you along while I shop for key pieces to upgrade my wardrobe and get West Coast ready.

I'm tackling all categories, which includes snagging the perfect pair of jeans and getting some wear-with-everything sandals. Los Angeles is a lot cooler at times than I initially expected, so I have to make sure I have a cardigan, a jacket, and other layer-friendly pieces. Ahead, scroll through some of my Los Angeles–specific clothing picks.

A handy-dandy emotional-support cardigan. 

A staple you can never have enough of. 

When you want to dress up without trying too hard. 

No one really tells you how cold L.A. can get sometimes. Be prepared. 

A solid pair of jeans is a must in the land of denim. 

A go-to occasion dress that can be worn in both formal and casual environments. 

You can never have too many pairs of black leggings. 

A workout top that can also just be a cute everyday top.

A matching pair of leggings to keep up with all the chic movement classes. 

A great piece for adding fun texture and giving any look a little more flair. 

Voluminous sleeves take this to the next level. 

A great everyday bag that's understated but incredibly chic. 

A perfect personal item when I'm visiting my NY pals. 

A perfectly cropped black tee is *chef's kiss*.