My Friend Said She Needs New Clothes—25 Easy and Trendy Items I Told Her to Buy

Shopping picks



I may shop all day for a living, but I still get so much joy out of giving shopping advice to friends that don't really have time to shop but love having new things to wear (and who doesn't?). I honestly don't even remember how I shopped before I worked in fashion—it can be so time-consuming. But these days, I have an encyclopedic knowledge of what's out there and what's worth buying, so you can see why I get so excited when friends ask me for help—I want someone to buy all the cute things I see all the time because I can't buy them all.

For my friend's list, I focused on trend-forward items that are easy to style. She has a busy schedule and is out and about a lot and needed casual polished items. Below, you'll find my extensive list of recommendations, many of which may catch your attention as well, as they're wearable, chic, and reasonably priced. Scroll to find out if your next purchase awaits.

I'd say this $70 well spent, and it comes in four colors.

This is one of those dresses you'll wear over and over.

I'm surprised this cute knit top isn't sold out yet.

I love the color of this set.

Shop the matching Sweater Tank ($60).

This pretty shade of blue will soon be all over the place.

I'm convinced that everyone needs this top.

Speaking of dresses, I can't get over how fun (and affordable!) this one is.

These are the most comfortable shorts I own, hands down. I tell everyone to buy them.

These are the best affordable loafers I've found.

So many cool outfits start with this shirt.

I'm thrilled that these pants are finally restocked. 

I finally tried Aritzia's Effortless Pants recently, and they definitely live up to the hype.

Two words that sound great together: cashmere and T-shirt.

If you need new jeans, I highly recommend this pair.

It's hard to believe this is under $100.

These look wildly comfortable and versatile.

These are a great intro into the world of loose jeans.

Trust me—this will be sold out very soon.

This color is flattering on literally everyone.

The perfect thing to throw on when you think you have nothing to wear.