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Fashion • May 9, 2017

How We’re Dressing For California’s Two-For-One Weather

by Yoyo Cao
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What’s good, West Coast? After going from blazing Maldives to cloudy and damp Paris, I find myself somewhere just right in Los Angeles, where I get the best of both worlds: the sun and the cool temperatures. The perfect kind of weather to bust out and experiment with trans-season pieces without freezing or sweating buckets, and I’m getting all my ammo from Net-a-Porter’s Chloé edit. I’ve only been here for two days, but I can tell that I’m going to have a pretty good week ahead. Weather can really make or break a trip, agreed?

When the sun’s out in the spring, I’m all for loose-fitting silhouettes, whether it’s a voluminous blouse or wide-leg pants, and very comfortable shoes. Very comfortable. I may be wearing these velvet slides by the pool, but they’re the sort that you can take anywhere. When the sky begins to darken, it’s time to switch to warmer pieces – jeans, boots and sweaters. Coats and jackets are fine, but ponchos are the perfect excuse to take a blanket out with you. It’s exactly what you need when you’re having an al fresco Italian dinner on a chilly evening. Add a double-duty bag – the kind that works for both day and night and has just enough room for your bare necessities because your weary shoulders deserve a break, too –and you’re good to go.

Shop all the pieces from my day and evening looks, along with my other top picks from Net-a-Porter’s Chloé edit, below. Tell me which pieces you’re adding to cart and how you plan to style them for spring, summer and beyond.

Ruffled Silk-Mousseline Blouse

Cotton Blend Twill Wide-Leg Pants

Knotted Velvet Slides

Hudson Mini Whipstitched Suede Shoulder Bag

Broderie Anglaise Cotton Blouse

Lynn Gold-Tone Earrings

Striped Silk-Crepon Mini Dress

Cropped Cotton-Voile Top

Iconic Hooded Wool-Blend Cape

Scalloped High-Rise Flared Jeans

Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots

Corduroy Jumpsuit

Faye Medium Leather & Suede Shoulder Bag

Fringed Cotton Poncho

Grosgrain-Trimmed Suede Pumps

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