23 Affordable Things I’m Buying to Look Like Me But Better in 2021

I’m calling it: 2021 is our year. In the New Year, I’m all about embracing feel-good items in my wardrobe and life. As I recently moved down south to warmer weather in Miami—and an inevitably different style than New York—I made a lot of lifestyle changes that ultimately made me feel my best, and look my best. Whether it’s making new, mood-boosting style choices, like bright pops of color, or indulging in things that enhance my overall look, like nourishing hair masks and oils, 2021 is all about investing in things that make me feel good.

From giving my go-to high-waisted trousers an update to testing new makeup trends, for me, this year will focus on subtle updates that truly make me feel more like myself—especially after a year that left us questioning, well, everything. Just how am I setting out to enhance my look? Fortunately, I’ve narrowed it down to an art. First, I stick to buying fashion silhouettes that I already like, but with an updated design element. For instance, I know I gravitate toward cut-out dresses, and typically ones with keyhole cut-outs or dynamic necklines; thus, I am opting for a dress with tasteful cut-outs down the side of the dress this year. And when buying new items in the year, I ask myself the following: how will this enhance my life? What purpose does it serve? Trust me, it works. Keep scrolling to find out the 23 things I’m buying to look like me, but better, in 2021—and that won’t leave a large dent in your wallet.

This pant silhouette has replaced almost all of my denim. 

I’m a clutch girl in 2021. 

It’s time to dress your mask up with a trendy mask chain, if you haven’t already. 

The said cut-out dress.

I’m giving my dainty, stackable rings a bold update. 

A quick piece of advice: use a hair mask as a conditioner 2-3 times a week and you will notice a real difference. 

The perfect morning de-puffer–so it’s still me, just with a less tired, puffy face. 

As I said, I like color now. 

Saying goodbye to all of my crew necks; square neck only, please. 

The same ease as the wide-leg trouser, but in a short. 

There’s nothing this face mask can’t fix. 

I’ve replaced my sleek ponytails with a relaxed claw clip look. 

Say hello to my latest obsession: bright-colored biker shorts. 

Vegan leather sneakers are a must. 

Concealer sticks are the epitome of an item that makes you look better.

It’s literally in the name; reset your skin with Emma Lewisham’s Skin Reset Serum. 

It wouldn’t be me without a bikini

Again, I love bright colors and linen and this Jacquemus skirt is the perfect marriage of the two. 

If you’re like me and love a personalized necklace, ditch your initials for a horoscope piece like this. 

House slippers but make them trendy. 

I’m all about a wristlet clutch right now. 

The ultimate lip-enhancer. 

I’m indulging in cream-everything this year for a fresh, healthy glow.  Up next, find out which denim trend is dominating this season.