For all of us living here in sunny Southern California, putting together a look for an average winter day requires a whole lot of forethought. Things can go from 88º and sunny to 48º and overcast in the time it takes to walk home from dinner, and that’s before factoring in the mighty marine layer that hangs over practically all of the Westside. We may not need weatherproof pieces quite like my fellow editors in NYC and London, but you’ll never spot us stepping outside without some strategic (and stylish) layering.
Since I’ve been getting a little bored of the standby staples that have made far too many appearances in my feed thus far this winter, I’ve been turning to my Who What Wear colleagues for divine inspiration. There’s one person, in particular, with a notoriously strong layering game, and that’s my friend and our senior graphic designer, Natalia Styzk. She generously offered to share the two key looks she’s wearing all over L.A. this season, care of the brand behind so many L.A. favorites: Free People. Read on to see how she’s styling cozy puffers, western boots, the ultimate ’90s jeans, and so much more.