My Friend Wanted New Clothes to Start the New Year—I Said These Affordable Items

My Friend Wanted New Clothes to Start the New Year—I Said These Affordable Items


@monikh; Pictured: Mango Pocket Striped Shirt ($60)

Well, hello there. You can call me your personal shopper. Well, technically, I’m a fashion editor, but my friends often refer to me as their personal shopper. Given my role in the industry, I’m often their go-to source when they want sartorial guidance or any shopping advice.

Recently, one of my friends asked for tips on a few pieces to mix into her wardrobe to keep her vibe feeling fresh for the New Year. Naturally, I sent her a few standout items I’ve seen recently. And because the market is filled with a range of affordable items that look quite high-end, I didn’t send her anything that costs more than $100.

Keep scrolling to check out seven key pieces I suggested to my friend. If you keep scrolling, you’ll also uncover an entire assortment of other affordable items that could inspire your wardrobe as well.

My friend loves pieces that are highly versatile. This forward button-up shirt can be styled in so many different ways.

I'm just all about the relaxed fit here (also the denim-on-denim situation).

This lightweight sweater is a dream with its neckline and forward fabrication.

Feeling pinstripe pants right now for an of-the-moment, polished vibe.

Okay, so my friend often gravitates towards neutrals, but this polo sweater is just too fun.

This cutout dress looks far more expensive that it actually is.

And just wait until you see the back of this sweater.

Now, shop more clothing options:

Double-breasted blazer for the win.

Wear this knit dress and just wait for the compliments to roll in.

The wrap effect elevates this sweater even more.

All about a two-in-one situation.

Just in case you want to get in on the miniskirt trend.

Try this sweater with your favorite high-waisted pants.

Still can't get enough of tailored vests.

You can wear this shacket with many different outfits.