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


(Image credit: @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.

Now, shop more clothing options:

Next, check out a few affordable gems at Amazon.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.