I'm a California Girl and Rely on These Basics You Can Easily Mix and Match

Bobby Schuessler
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Melissa Meyers is one of those women we consistently turn to for those easy yet chic outfit ideas. She currently lives in California and has perfectly mastered that elevated yet laid-back silhouette with a wardrobe full of cool, casual pieces. On that note, we wanted to get some further insight into the specific wardrobe basics she's currently wearing on repeat to build some of her signature looks.

"As a California girl for the past eight years, my wardrobe has a much more functional, casual vibe than it did when I lived in NYC," she said. "Today, I'm all about easy, mix and match pieces that can be paired with other basics in my closet to curate different looks."

She ended up sending over a list of five staples and trendier basics that she swears by because they're particularly versatile. Keep scrolling to check out the basics Meyers is all about, complete with outfit inspiration. There's a range of inspired items to shop throughout as well.


On Meyers: Michael Stars Joggers ($128)

"These have been my go-to pants of the season! I like to throw on a denim jacket to transform them from cozy on the couch to a Cali-girl, off-duty look."—Meyers

H&M High Waist Joggers ($25)

& Other Stories Relaxed Drawstring Trousers ($59)

BP. Jogger Sweatpants ($49)

Zella Live in Pocket Joggers ($59)

Circle X Cozy Jogger Sweatpants ($35)

Easy Denim

On Meyers: Agolde Jeans ($198) and Paige Denim Jacket ($199)

"There is nothing more versatile than wearing denim! Since I'm into tonal dressing this season, a denim-on-denim look is super fresh."

Levi's Wedgie Icon Jeans ($98)

Levi's New Heritage Trucker Jacket ($98)

Paige Sarah Straight Ankle Jeans ($239)

7 for All Mankind Puff-Sleeve Jean Jacket ($238)

BP. Distressed High Waist Roll Cuff Mom Jeans ($25)

Madewell The Oversized Trucker Jean Jacket ($128)


On Meyers: Michael Stars Sweatshirt ($118)

"A lightweight sweatshirt is sometimes all you need when living in Southern California. I love to wear this one as a set or with a cute pair of jeans worn in a french-tuck and sneakers to finish off the look. The perfect outfit to run to the flower market or to do a lunch pickup."

The Drop Kiko Sweatshirt ($40)

Topshop Oversize Panel Hoodie ($65)

Treasure & Bond Tunic Hoodie ($59)

Violeta by Mango Hoodie ($40)

Ugg Asala Hoodie ($98)

Z Supply Addyson Hoodie ($70)

Reformation Rio Sweatshirt ($68)

White Tops

On Meyers: Z Supply Top ($59)

"I always say you can never have too many white tops in your closet. I love this terry sweatshirt-style with a puffed sleeve for some extra flair. It basically works with every casual piece in my wardrobe, from jeans to joggers to shorts."

Free People Roxy Top ($78)

H&M Fine-Knit Top ($30)

English Factory Pleated Puff Sleeve Top ($50)

Eloquii Tetxtured Puff Sleeve Tee ($50)

Agolde Thora Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt ($138)

Comfy Shorts

On Meyers: Michael Stars Shorts ($88)

"I love a good pair of cotton shorts, and these are soft as butter. These are perfect for wearing with a fresh white top to sit outside working on my laptop or to take a walk around my neighborhood."

Socialite Rib Waist Lounge Shorts ($38)

Re:Named Terry Fleece Elastic Waist Shorts ($56)

BP. Knit Knee Length Shorts ($29)

Collusion Exclusive Sweat Shorts in Green ($15)

Reformation Dixon Waffle Knit Cotton Shorts ($58)

Staud Drawstring Sweatshorts ($125)

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