My Friend Asked for Winter Shopping Advice, so I Suggested These Trendy Basics

I often play personal stylist to some of the people in my inner circle. It kind of comes with the territory when you have a job as a fashion editor. On that note, one of my friends wanted to chat about winter fashion. Specifically, she wanted my thoughts on any chic items I've seen out in the market that could be worthy additions to her wardrobe. She tends to gravitate toward fashionable basics that can be styled easily with a range of her standby items. So I decided to send her an edit of six picks that could fall into that trendy-basics category.

The sampling (the first six pieces in the list below) is versatile, and they will be chic additions to her closet. There's everything from an of-the-moment sweater pick to jeans that could become a wear-all-the-time pair. Keep scrolling to check out the shopping list, complete with a smattering of other items I'm feeling at the moment.

This silhouette gets an A+ with the half-buttoned neckline and balloon sleeves.

The split hem takes these sweater-pants to the next level.

A gorgeous oversize shirt I know my friend will live in.

This sweater is beautiful and could pair with everything from trousers to jeans to skirts.

A chunky cable-knit sweater is versatile and very right now.

Not your average turtleneck.

The jeweled buttons elevate this piece even more.

You could wear this item as a dress or a longer jacket.

Picture this top with your favorite high-waisted jeans.

Quilted coats are everywhere right now, and this vintage find is flawless.

A cool cropped cut to show off those boots.

Slouchy coat for the win.

Here's that beautiful cable-knit pattern in skirt form.

Try this sleek dress with knee-high boots.

The belted accent brings dimension to this blouse.

As the product caption states, this jacket means business.

That crisscross action is where it's at.

The fleece makes this top extra comfy.

A quilted coat is so right now.

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