Anyone who has spent much time in the Big Apple knows New Yorkers have a unique take on fashion, especially in the fall and winter months. They often wear a lot of black (yes the stereotype is true), lots of layers to keep warm, and comfortable yet chic shoes to get them from subway station to subway station. It’s an edgy, no-nonsense mindset that usually results in sleek, no-fuss outfits. Los Angeles, on the other hand, is not just known for the amazing weather and celebrity sightings, but also it's laid-back, casual approach to style. The building blocks of any west coast outfit are made up of a mix of surfer essentials, bohemian-inspired pieces, and Americana denim. Another way to put it is their aesthetic is inspired by different things: east coast by the skyscrapers, the buildings, the city itself, and west coast by the beach, the water, and Mother Nature. No matter where you live though, there’s no denying the major inspiration to be gained from both coasts. Read on for outfit ideas from stylist and founder of How Do You Fashion, Cris Pearlstein. She shows us how both coasts would style two big denim trends for weekend and for date night—the boyfriend jean and the ripped skinny.