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Seven L.A.-friendly fall fashion items

(elana marie / For The Times; photos: Kwame Adusei, Delos, Ade Samuel for INC, BusyBdy, Scott Montgomery/DITA Eyewear, Varley, The Mantra Co./For The Times)

This story is part of Image issue 13, “Image Makers,” a celebration of the L.A. luminaries redefining the narrative possibilities of fashion. Read the whole issue here.

Fall fashion is a calling to switch up color, texture and silhouette in your wardrobe. Here’s where to start:

(Kwame Adusei)

(Kwame Adusei)

(Kwame Adusei)

This cropped denim look is designed by Ghanaian designer Nana Kwame Adusei. The oversized collar and long back pockets make it more than your average two-piece set.


This 100% silk, shibori tye-died piece is relaxed and lightweight. A shirt that flows with you, it can be styled a variety of ways.

(Ade Samuel for INC Women)

(Ade Samuel for INC Women)

(Ade Samuel for INC)

This airy, leg-flaunting dress is part of stylist Ade Samuel’s second collection for INC. She designs pieces you can slip on to effortlessly feel like yourself.


The lettuce pants are the hallmark of the budding fashion brand led by Chandler King; they’re comfy and move how you do. Handmade in downtown Los Angeles.

(DITA Eyewear)

(DITA Eyewear)

(Scott Montgomery)

A modern take on the aviator in 10 colors. These shades are handmade and finished in Japan, part of DITA’s “Flight-Series.” Visit its recently opened Beverly Hills flagship store on Rodeo Drive.


Always on the hunt for a good workout/lounge/errands short? These midrise shorts have a soft waistband and adjustable outer layer to create your ultimate look. And, of course, there are side pockets.


The Céleste Bag is transformative, literally. It can go from shoulder bag to handbag through an adjustment in the strap length. Each color is inspired by the universe.


The L.A. brand started by longtime friends Joseph Perez and David Levy is always finding clever ways to make classic silhouettes feel refreshing. This chili red hoodie is no exception.

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