With Christmas less than three weeks away, shopping crunch time has officially begun. Thankfully, your plan of attack comes courtesy of our gift guides. We're breaking things down by price point, personality, and style to not only de-stress one of the most hectic times of the year but also ensure you'll come out with the best gift at the best price. And here's the very best part: because all these wares can be scored online, you won't have to leave your couch to score everything on your list.
The piece: Kotur Make Your Own Minaudière Satin Clutch
The price: $495
Why we want it: The clutch is the ultimate holiday party bag, and we've been thinking about going the DIY route for a while now. Now, sold altogether, we barely have an excuse not to carve out some time for crafts. Crafting your own accessories guarantees you won't see anyone else at the shindig with the same sparkle, and we can fairly tell people it's couture. Either way, it's a holiday gift for yourself that'll pay for itself every time you use it.
Our week was full of surprises — not least of which was how good the stars looked! Amanda Seyfried started things off with one of her sweetest styles ever, stepping out in a pastel cocktail number in Seoul. She managed to keep the look seasonal with red lips that echoed the other lace dress in our top 10: Lea Michele's Dolce & Gabbana sheath.
Other shocks came in the form of unexpected hems — Amy Adams in David Koma and Sandra Bullock in Carolina Herrera, to name two — and a clever repurposing of Keira Knightley's Chanel wedding dress. Click through to see the looks we loved on some very chic ladies.
Christmas came early at last night's KIIS FM Jingle Ball when both Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus performed in holiday-inspired costumes that were anything but family-friendly. Selena vamped it up in a shiny red leotard covered with a sexy lace overlay, black combat boots, a black choker, and — to complete the full-on goth look — black lipstick. Miley continued her year's parade of crop tops with a red sequined option with furry white cuffs and matching bottoms. And although most singers don't typically perform with their purses still slung on their shoulders, Miley couldn't help but bring her furry chain-strap Chanel bag up on stage with her. And why not? The strap perfectly matched those on her boots!
What happens when one of the coolest brands around hooks up with stylish celebrities with social consciences? The Rag & Bone holiday gift guide, of course! Stars like Christy Turlington Burns, Eddie Vedder, and Lily Aldridge picked charities close to their hearts, along with selected products they love from Rag & Bone. From now through Dec. 11, Rag & Bone will donate 10 percent of the sales of those specific items to the designated charities. And if that wasn't enough, the brand is also matching the money raised. Do good, gift good: it's our favorite holiday mantra. We've picked a few of our favorites, but to see the full guide, head to rag-bone.com.
It's December, and somehow between decking the halls and dashing through the snow, you are inevitably going to have a a lot — and we mean a lot — of shopping to do. But aside from all the holiday gift-giving, you still have to pick up a few things for yourself, right?
That's why we've rounded up our favorite pieces, from adorable outerwear options that will get you through the ever-dropping temperatures all the way to Christmas sweaters and New Year's Eve statement necklaces. Sure, every last item could easily be wrapped up and given to the chicest set on your list, but, really . . . What's the fun in that? Shop all our editors' December must-have fashion picks right here.
Compared to when you're on a really tight budget, spending $30 can feel like a downright splurge! And with picks this special, it will look that way, too. We're talking sparkling smoking slippers, makeup cases with attitude, and more than one bauble to kick-start a year in style, just to name a few. Just be careful: with gifts this good — and at this price — you may wind up finding something for yourself, too!
Meet Fleur DeForce, POPSUGAR Girls' Guide's new fashion series host! Some of you may know Fleur from her beauty and fashion videos on her own channel. Now, we're super excited to be bringing her style inspiration to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide! On this episode, she is making a list and checking it twice — with this ultimate holiday gift guide for girls! Which gift ideas are your favorite? Do you have any gift ideas you'd like to share?
Believe it or not, it's perfectly acceptable to give someone a pair of socks for Christmas. All you have to do is make sure that the pair is perfectly suited to the personality of the recipient, and the rest is as easy as finding the wrapping paper.
From the seriously luxurious, hand-knitted options to ones that look like your toes are having a party, these sock options should have you feeling great about investing in them for the holidays.
If you haven't bought your holiday look yet, now's the time — Banana Republic's L’Wren Scott collection just hit stores. And it's not just party dresses you can shop from the from the 50-piece collection! As we learned in the New York Post's Alexa, there are cozier options, too. Of the pajamas, which Scott calls her favorites in the line, she says, "That's all I can think of at Christmas: I get to sleep in!"
As for why Scott chose the brand for her first collaboration, that decision was an equally warm and cozy one: "I have memories of growing up in Utah and saving my money to shop there. I worked for a Banana Republic [campaign] with Herb Ritts, so I have a history with them." With feminine silhouettes, seasonal hues, and prices ranging from $39 to $198, this could easily become our one-stop shop for holiday dressing. Click through to hear more of her interview, sneak a glimpse, and start shopping!
— Additional reporting by Randy Miller