Gift shopping is already tough enough. Gift giving for someone with a passion for fashun is even tougher. They’re not easily swayed by just any scarf or sweater, because their personal style has a much more precise aesthetic. And personal style is just that: extremely personal. We struggle even articulating our own style, nevertheless someone else’s.
But while it’s difficult to predict what someone will enjoy wearing, every now and then there’s that item you find –
omg I could totally see you wearing this –that nails it. Congratulations! You’ve successfully predicted what resonates fashion-wise for another human being.
Bonus points if you’re able to push your chic friend out of their style comfort zone. Your perspective may be just what they need to welcome a fresh, daring new element into their closet. And that’s what
friends are for. (Tip: Unless you’re feeling especially confident, don’t forget the gift receipt ).
So click through for the best holiday gifts for the friend who loves fashion, from one fashion girl to another.
Bejeweled earrings by fashion-industry favorite
Roxanne Assoulin get a whimsical twist. No, it wasn’t sent incorrectly. Yes, they are mismatched intentionally. Roxanne Assoulin Over the Top But Not Earrings, $280, available at Roxanne Assoulin
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Because who better to pull off metallic-stripe jeans?
AG Jeans The Jodi Crop, $215, available at AG
quilted jackets? You just nailed two fall trends at once. Stussy Lyra Long Coaches Jacket, $155, available at Stussy
Entireworld (created by Band Of Outsiders’ founder Scott Sternberg) makes sweatpants mega stylish. Entireworld Pants, Type C, Version 1 , $78, available at EntireWorld
The newest version of the DMX, aka every fashion girl’s must-have sneaker.
Reebok DMX Series 1200, $100, available at Reebok
Eckhaus Latta has a major cult following in the fashion industry, and this fanny pack x travel kit will ruin all other travel-kits-as-holiday-gifts forever. Eckhaus Latta Eckhaus Latta x Hotel Tonight Travel Kit, $275, available at Eckhaus Latta
Not quite ready to take the gift-giving plunge with a piece of clothing? Splurge on a fashion-girl approved candle. My favorite scent is grapefruit + yuzu.
Keap A Perfect Escape Candle, $39.5, available at Keap
Color blocking: unbelievably underrated in slip dress form.
Araks Cadel Slip Saffron & Morganite, $320, available at Araks
What better way to support a friend’s New Year’s resolution than leggings and a gift card to their favorite workout class? See how to style them for everyday wear
here. Year of Ours Rib Jogger Legging, $99, available at Year of Ours
To some it may be just another scarf. To others it’s an opportunity to find ways to style and tie an
oversized scarf in a unique way. Aritzia Laila Fringe Scarf, $38, available at Aritzia
A two-in-one for the girl who loves fashion (
see through handbags) and keeping their skin moisturized all winter long. Glow Recipe Watermelon Jelly Tote, $40, available at Glow Recipe
Sometimes there are things in fashion that make people say “wut”, like tops with gloves included. But don’t come running to us when you’re trying to find the exact same piece 3 years later.
Front Row Shop Turtleneck Top With Gloves, $73.9, available at Front Row Shop
Worth all of the necklace tangles when layering this one on top of your many, many necklaces.
Lizzie Fortunato Venice Heart Necklace, $400, available at Lizzie Fortunato
A LRD (little red dress) is the new LBD this holiday season.
Who What Wear Plus Size Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, $36.99, available at Target
Your pal may have already bought most pieces from the collection, but another one doesn’t hurt – and makes a great backup when they inevitably spill coffee/soda/ketchup/pasta sauce on it and it’s sold out.
Uniqlo x Alexander Wang Heattech Ribbed Sleeveless Top, $12.9, available at Uniqlo
Levi’s newest jeans have been seen on some of our favorite fashion editors (examples
here and here) and have the highest butt-hugging rise we’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing. Levi’s Ribcage Straight Jeans, $98, available at Levi’s
A bag to help a friend get ahead of the
dumpling bag trend. NST Studio Beaded Silk Knot Bag, $275, available at NST Studio
These fleeces were designed by fashion cool-girl herself,
Sandy Liang, and we’re 99.9% sure everyone and their grandma has been drooling over ’em this this season. Sandy Liang Garbanzo Pullover, $595, available at Sandy Liang
The aforementioned mismatched earrings, except these are totally
out of this world. APM Monaco Asymmetric Silver Pink Planet Earring Set, $97, available at APM Monaco
For the friend that will never stop with the “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking”
Devil Wears Prada quote. Opening Ceremony Floral Maxi Dress, $650, available at Opening Ceremony
Get these for the friend who loves sci-fi.
Ossat Sport Sunglasses, $18.98, available at Amazon
You can never go wrong with a bodysuit. You can never go wrong with a turtleneck.
Free People All You Want Turtleneck Thermal Bodysuit, $24.97, available at Nordstrom Rack
A collaboration that existed in our dreams and now IRL. British brand
Whistles makes high-quality clothing, and Cold Picnic makes rugs that inspire us to embrace color; together, they made the comfiest quilted blanket ever. Whistles Whistles x Cold Picnic Quilt, $265, available at Whistles
Animal prints made a big comeback this year, so here’s a chance to embrace the trend yet again. Topshop JAX Pointed Diamante Heel Shoes, $115, available at Topshop
Loves fashion but also loves business. Or just loves loves wearing a blazer every chance they get.
Sui Studio Cameron Brown Checked Belted Suit, $399, available at Sui Studio
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