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For a little context, I moved from Los Angeles to Raleigh, North Carolina, nearly six years ago and have been a remote editor ever since. It feels a little odd to be writing about fashion in a non-fashion city, but that's what we have the internet and social media for, right? Living in the South has influenced my wardrobe in some ways but not in others. I can't say that I'm afraid to try certain trends, but it is pretty low-key down here, and I spend more of my shopping budget on casual pieces as a result. I also work from home full-time, so I shop a lot less for office clothes and a lot more for loungewear and accessories.
The weather in North Carolina is kind of all over the map—you certainly get all four seasons here. So I really had to expand my wardrobe upon moving here from sunny California. When shopping for clothes and accessories, I look for versatile pieces that can be worn a majority of the year and that can be dressed up or down. I also travel a good bit during normal times, so that's a factor in what I shop for as well. All in all, these pieces are the ones I reach for the most because they're stylish and easy to wear. Scroll to shop them for your own wardrobe, no matter where you reside.
Zara Knit Arm Warmer Sweater ($30)
Reformation Veda Bowery Leather Blazer ($398)
This is often the perfect weight for the South.
Everlane The Perform Leggings ($58)
Since I spend a lot of time in leggings, I want them to be good. Everlane's are great.
Ciao Lucia Ischia Babydoll Mini Dress ($305)
When it's 100 degrees, a breezy dress (i.e. allows for airflow) is essential. I love Ciao Lucia's, which always make me feel like I'm on vacation.
New Balance 990v5 Sneakers ($175)
You already know and love these, and Nordstrom has them in stock now.
Everyday Gold Ring
Mejuri Bold Chain Ring ($230)
Madewell Northside Vintage Tee ($16)
This is one of my favorite white T-shirts. It fits great and isn't too sheer.
Reformation Hanna Slouch Mid Rise Straight Jeans ($148)
Relaxed jeans feel right in the South, so I've stocked up on plenty since I made the move.
Levi's Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans ($98)
Everyone loves Levi's Ribcage jeans, including me.
Almina Concept The Oversized Tencel Blazer ($158)
If the fall and spring, I often wear this oversized blazer as a jacket.
Everlane The Silky Cotton Oversized Shirt ($65)
I love wearing this shirt with leggings and sweat shorts to dress them up a bit.
Loewe Small Raffia and Leather Basket Bag ($450)
I don't feel the need to only carry tiny bags in the South, so I tote this bag around all summer.
Staud Tommy Bag ($250)
It's a thing of beauty, really.
Ugg Cozette Genuine Shearling Slippers ($80)
These slippers feel like cozy shoes with the substantial sole, which makes them perfect house shoes.
Completedworks Flow Earrings ($275)
I'm always on the hunt for cool gold earrings that aren't hoops. These are my current favorites.
Agolde Parker Long Loose Vintage Shorts ($128)
No more short shorts for me, but I still love denim shorts and wear them regardless of if they're cool or not.
Madewell The Perfect Vintage Military Shorts ($65)
It's hot in the South, so lots of shorts are needed. This pair fits so well and is a nice change from denim.
Reformation Brooks Classic Sweat Shorts ($58)
I've tried a lot of sweat shorts but these are the most comfortable, hands down.
Le Specs Bandwagon Sunglasses ($70)
I'm convinced these affordable sunglasses would be flattering on anyone.
Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Slide Sandals ($135)
Since moving here, I've learned that I'm a Birkenstocks girl.
Gucci GG Pattern Cotton Blend Socks ($180)
I love wearing Gucci logo socks with sneakers and loafers, but any logo socks will do.
Donni Terry Henley Sweatshirt ($159)
My WFH attire often includes a comfortable pullover, often from Donni.
Museum of Peace & Quiet Green Wordmark Cap ($50)
I love this vibey hat, which has been glued to my head as of late. I can't explain it but baseball caps always make me feel a little cuter.
Acne Studios Canada Scarf ($190)
I don't even know why I bother buying other scarves. This is the only one I reach for. (Bonus: It makes a great wrap on planes.)
Gucci Jordaan Leather Loafers ($830)
My favorite loafers, which I've probably walked hundreds of miles in (with nary a blister) at this point.
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