During one of my many recent phone calls with one of my best friends, the chat ended with a style conversation (as it often does). Essentially, my friend wanted some fresh advice on a few items she could add to her current offering that will elevate her day-to-day style. Given that she’s spending a lot of time at home, she wanted just a few comfortable-yet-chic pieces she could wear for various Zoom meetings, along with some sleek finds that would also work if she does happen to be out for errands and such (socially distanced and in a mask, of course). I actually had a range of items in the back of my mind to recommend based on what I’ve seen in the market while researching for various stories.
The pieces in question all feel incredibly modern but are versatile enough to mix into a wardrobe full of basics and other staples. Oh, and the items happen to be under $100. Intrigued also? Keep scrolling to first find the five pieces I told my friend to consider and a smattering of other treasures I think you could be interested in as well.
Wearing a sweater-vest on its own or as a layering piece will bring a directional element to any fall ‘fit. Ribbed flared pants are cozy yet incredibly sleek. My friend is all about the cardigan and coordinating tank vibe. Here is the matching tank for above. Chunky flat boots are the way to go this season. Can’t go wrong with a shacket for fall. Vintage-inspired collars are trending hard this season. There are so many things right about these pants—from the sweater material to the pretty hue. A ribbed polo feels very modern right now. A check blazer is ideal to look polished for those virtual meetings. This maxi length is gorgeous. Flat boots for the win. This wrap sweater is very sweet. The balloon sleeves add a great touch. A very chic piece to amp up any look. The puff-shoulder detail takes this denim jacket to the next level. A classic cut. A sweat suit is a no-fail staple right now. It just looks so cozy. Love the idea of tucking this cardigan into jeans for a very-right-now vibe. A square neckline is A+. A statement zipped knit will pop on any Zoom call. A perfect fall topper. Another top-notch check blazer for you.