One big plus about living in L.A. during the chillier fall and winter months: The weather is mild enough for you to wear this season's hottest new style, chic shorts! Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Lauren Conrad has been rocking this new fall staple and we think if it's good enough for them, then it's good enough for us. We love a pair that adds a little razzle-dazzle into a winter wardrobe so go for a dressy short that has some lace, satin, or even sequin embellishments. It's the season's most effortless essential: just rock it with a button up blouse or a little striped Breton shirt, and you'll be all set to go, all fall long.
Opening Ceremony Pendleton Riding Shorts, $313, available at Creatures Of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue (at Edinburg Avenue); 323-655-7855; Tibi Lace and Silk Shorts, $285, available at Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Boulevard (at North Roxbury Drive); 310-550-5900; Sequin Party Shorts, $50, available at American Eagle Outfitters, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (at Highland Avenue); 323-465-5896; t.b.a. Harriet Shorts, $168, available at Urban Outfitters, 7650 Melrose Avenue (at Stanley Avenue); 323-653-3231.