My Friend Wanted a List of What to Buy Now—I Said These Under-$100 Items

My Friend Wanted a List of What to Buy Now—I Said These Under-$100 Items


@thatgirlyusra; BaubleBar Necklace ($48)

Given that I spend a good chunk of my day scrolling through a variety of e-commerce sites because of my role as a fashion editor, my friends and family routinely hit me up for shopping tips. On one of my recent Zoom catch-ups with a friend of mine, she again asked for advice on a few items she could add to her wardrobe to enhance her closet and keep it current. She tends to wear a lot of basics, so she wanted items that were basics adjacent (you know, those trendier simple items). She also didn't want to spend more than $100 on any given piece. 

I ended up going through a few of my go-to stores—including Nordstrom, Shopbop, Net-a-Porter, and H&M—and bookmarked seven chic items I thought she'd like. Below you'll uncover the said affordable pieces she's considering. You'll also find a smattering of other items that could pique your interest as well if you too are looking to mix something fresh into your current rotation.

Shop the items I suggested to my friend:

It's all about the shacket this season.

Ribbed pants are a cozy staple these days.

A comfy blazer for when you need to dress up for a Zoom meeting.

Shop more stylish items:

Gorgeous on its own or with the matching items.

This coat looks far pricier than it is.

Can't go wrong with that perfect pair of joggers.

The ideal finishing touch to a stylish winter 'fit.

The style set is all about the knit polo.

Add this to a white tee and jeans ensemble to take your vibe to the next level.

Wear on its own or layered with a blazer.

Off-the-shoulder sweaters are also a hit again this season.

Into the oversized fit here.

Slouchy trousers are so chic and polished.

If you haven't been convinced to try a shacket yet...

Perfect jeans to carry you through spring.

Here's another beautiful chain necklace pick.

Wear this ribbed skirt with everything from the matching sweater to a hoodie to a tee.

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