After years of a self-imposed ban on shopping—part of which was spent in Bali and the bulk of which was spent in my pajamas as a freelancer—I decided I could no longer respectably get by on ragtag items I’d purchased as far back as 2007. So, I decide to purge it all and start from scratch, and enlisted the help of my fellow TZR editors in doing so. Here, the six essential—and affordable—pieces they think will form a strong foundation for my new, 2016-appropriate wardrobe.
"Investing in a pair of high-waisted jeans is worth every penny. You can dress them up for the office with heels and a blouse, or wear them with your favorite shredded t-shirt on the weekend. In the end, if you have cool jeans that fit perfect—you've got the cornerstone of a great wardrobe."
—Shannon Nash, Jewelry & Accessories Editor
"A pair of nude sandals are great to have. This can also be styled from day to night and add height and a feminine vibe to any outfit. Plus, they elongate your legs and are perfect for summer!"
—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor