7 Wardrobe Staples I saw Last Week Working at an L.A.-Based Fashion Company

Last week, Southern Californians were greeted with a sweltering heat wave that brought some *lovely* high humidity. Not my personal fav to dress up for, because you need about 4 showers a day, but I digress.

I recently started a job at a digital fashion publication in Los Angeles (someone pinch me 🤩 )-- and these are the pieces I saw during my very warm first week in the office.

1. Tuxedo Vests

Yes, yes, just yes. I saw this fun piece paired with jeans, matching trousers, denim minis, etc., and I can fully say that I am in love. I will definitely be adding to my fall wardrobe, and most likely overwearing into next spring.

Brands from left to right: Zara, Zara, Banana Republic

2. Long Denim

Okay, so the micro and mini have had their moment. It's time for the midi and maxi denim to take center stage. I don't know about you, but I've been embracing the midi skirts and dresses-- and now?! I'm ready to take this on with a crop and some thong pumps.

Brands from left to right: Free People, Urban Outfitters, Mango

3. Bright Button Downs

Add a pop of color to any look. Denim, trousers, skirts-- it works with everything. Pick a color, any color.

Brands from left to right: Zara, Anthropologie, Banana Republic

4. Thong Pump Sandals.

Listen, I also wish they had a different name-- but someone in the fashion world declared thongs to be their name. Anywho, I'm adding to my cart right now, because these pumps add a bit of chic feminity to any look you pair it with.

Brands from left to right: Steve Madden, Sam Elderman, Nine West

5. Puff Sleeve Dresses

Puff sleeves don't have to leave just because summer is ending. I am 100% bringing this femme dress into next season, but with some added fierceness of fall boots & moto jackets.

Brands from left to right: Urban Outfitters, Free People, Reformation

6. Loafers

90's grunge called, and I picked up immediately!!! I recently got myself a pair of these chunky shoes, and have had the most fun piecing them together with outfits. They just bring such a distinguished and elevated look to whatever you mix it with.

Brands from left to right: Steve Madden, Prada, Doc Martens

7. Midi Strappy Black Dresses

Your classic LBD but add some length. This has been a staple in my closet all summer long-- it's simple, it's chic, and it's breezy in the heat. It's the perfect dress for any season.

Brands from left to right: Reformation, Free People, J.Crew