saved by the bell
Revolve, the beloved online retailer, opened its brick-and-mortar flagship in L.A., and it has become a retail hotspot for tourists and locals alike. Always on trend, one of Revolve’s most popular Aussie brands, Asilio, makes a bell-sleeve top, Loud Play, that’s taking L.A. by storm. If the Loud Play top  is any indication that the ’70s are back, it’s safe to say you should start stocking up on bell-sleeve tops and dresses this season, as I don’t see this trend fading any time soon.

heavy metal
Chokers made a huge comeback in 2016. From the red carpet to the runway and everywhere in between, fabric chokers were the accessory du jour. While Kendall Jenner may have moved on from the trend she single-handedly started, she recently confessed to a new obsession with metal chokers. LA fashionistas are quickly taking note. Wanderlust + Co’s Ring in Gold Choker features seven gold ball details and a solid gold metal chain that immediately updates your choker game. Layered or worn solo, the gold choker is a must-have accessory for 2017.

cinch it
It’s no secret that bucket bags are back. But Liebeskind Berlin’s Izumi bag features textured leather details and a classic design that make it more than just a trendy accessory. The genuine leather handbag can easily transition your look from day to night without sacrificing space or style. I love the adjustable side straps and solid leather paneling that add an element of depth to this sophisticated bag. An L.A. street style favorite, the Izumi is designed in Germany with a distinct L.A. appeal.


A+ activewear
Activewear is the second skin of Angelenos, so it should come as no surprise that Varley, an L.A.- and London-based activewear line, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after brands in the city. Boasting a bold blush snake print, the Carson bra and compression-fit Walnut legging are sure to grab the attention of everyone from the Starbucks line to your fellow gym buddies. Available later this month, the fashion-forward ensemble will help you step up your activewear game without busting your budget.
Carson Bra: $65, Walnut Legging: $120,

modern mule
It seems as if Instagram has gone gaga for Gucci’s Princetown Mule Loafer. But if the Italian leather loafer is a bit out of your budget or shearling-lined shoes aren’t right for you, Sol Sana’s Kim Slide is the perfect alternative. Minimalist and versatile, it can be worn from cocktail hour to corporate outings thanks to its classic leather exterior and timeless design. It’s a small investment piece that will last long after the year’s trends have come and gone.