Whether it's for your father, your brother, or your boyfriend, selecting the perfect holiday gift for the guys in your life is never an easy task. That's why we've handpicked the items guaranteed to make even the most sartorially discerning gent beam with happiness this holiday season. We're talking a tie that's anything but typical, a pair of irreverent smoking slippers, and even a chunky holiday sweater that you'll be happy to steal when he's not looking. It's time to cross one more person off your holiday shopping list with our ultimate men's gift guide.
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If there's one accessory we always make sure we're wearing, it's a watch.
We'd trade in all our bangles and costume rings and statement necklaces — well, maybe not all of them — for a great, emblematic timepiece. Not only are watches obviously functional (despite the fact that we have our time-touting phones on us at all times), but they're also a versatile way to add a little punch to any outfit.
Sartorially speaking, going from a long day at the office to a postwork holiday party isn't easy — glittery bracelets and sparkly statement earrings don't always fly in the workplace. And that's where a strong watch game comes in! Office dress codes aside, do you gravitate toward a downtown, edgy look? Opt for an oversize style that's heavy on the hardware. Or if you prefer to give off a more put-together, formal impression, mix a daintier, crystal-accented timepiece in with the rest of your jewelry. Uncovering watches with prices ranging from less than $100 to well into the thousands (hey — sometimes a great watch is worth the splurge), we've got an option here for every accessory addict.
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Let's get one thing straight: nobody actually wants to look ugly at the ugly-Christmas-sweater party. The goal is to look festive and appropriately attired without trying too hard — and while still looking cute enough to mix and a-mingle during the "Jingle Bell Rock." That's a tall order, but it's nothing one of these sweaters can't help you accomplish. From the subtle sparkle on one very cool Phillip Lim sweatshirt to some serious Christmas cheer on a vintage-feeling knit, we've found the perfect pullover just in time to ring in the holidays.
There are plenty more cute ugly sweaters right here.
Have no fear, the Complete Gift Guide for the season is here! Not only does Coach have luxurious gifts for everyone at every price, they've impeccably curated them into one must-see, must-shop online resource, featuring sections such The Holiday It List (with edited gift lists from tastemakers like supermodel Karlie Kloss) and The Best of the Best (with the brand's all-out fave picks for him, her, and you).
As if you weren't already feeling like the most sophisticated shopper ever, Coach also offers Holiday at Your Service, an extensive list of five-star services like free shipping, free gift boxes, free monograms, and more!
Visit Coach.com to view the Complete Gift Guide for yourself, and check out this slideshow now for peek at what we're most excited to give — and get!
If you follow Bar Refaeli's lead, you could very well wear your sweatshirt beyond the gym. Instead of adding hers to layer up yoga pants and a tank, Bar took her cool-girl Kenzo sweatshirt out to dinner with trousers and heels. It may just be one of our favorite ways to get dressed up for a wintertime night out or — with a blazer to polish it off — our new favorite way to dress for the office.
Shop clockwise from top left: Kenzo Embroidered Tiger Sweatshirt ($358), Zara Cropped Trousers ($60), Aldo Baulch Snake Print Natural Heeled Court Shoes ($127), Linea Pelle Grayson Date Bag ($240)
Finding the perfect balance of comfort, warmth, and style is easier said than done, so we've teamed up with Gap to take the guesswork out of your Winter woes. Snuggle up by the fire in cozy separates, boho-chic accessories, and fuzzy slippers while watching an old flick with the family. Our warmth gift guide will keep you and your loved ones toasty and trendy all season long!
— Laydown styling by Lauren Sofair
Ah, the red carpet. The place where celebrities come out in their most gorgeous gowns and sexiest minis. While many looks have us talking the next day, only a selection of standouts are truly unforgettable — looks that we'll be thinking about long after the ball drops on New Year's Eve. From Kate Hudson's stunning turquoise Reem Acra at an NYC bash to Kerry Washington's headline-grabbing Prada number at the Oscars, these dresses are destined to go down in red carpet history.
Now, we've compiled a list of the 64 top frocks of the year, and we're enlisting your help to choose the very best red carpet look. So, from Eva Longoria to Emily Blunt, from Jennifer Aniston to Jennifer Lawrence, vote for your favorite now when you play the Best Red Carpet Look of 2013 bracket right here!
Hello, angels! With the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airing tonight, two of our favorites — Adriana Lima and Karlie Kloss — were out last night showcasing two party-perfect looks for anyone seeking to infuse their holiday wardrobe with serious sex appeal. Adriana embodied the lady in red with a strapless lace dress and a pair of studded red stilettos. Karlie stayed angelic in a structured white dress by KaufmanFranco, accessorized with a pair of drop earrings and metallic heels. Which take on holiday dressing would you rather wear?
Evangeline Lilly stole the show on Monday night at the Berlin premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The actress chose a black gown from Alberta Ferretti's Fall 2013 collection, which features lace sleeves and tiers of tulle that cascade down the skirt.
The dress might sound serious, but Lilly looked like she was having a blast — and when you're posing on a red carpet that features a gigantic dragon, how could you not?
Wearing a white dress after Labor Day wasn't the only shock about Felicity Jones's red carpet look. The actress literally put her best foot forward when she stepped out for the New York premiere of The Invisible Woman in hot pink Christian Dior heels.
The stilettos were the perfect complement to Felicity's crisp design, also by Dior, and added a showstopping pop of color to an otherwise subdued look. Do you love her bright stilettos, or would you rather she stuck to the monochromatic ensemble she had going with her sleek dress and clutch?