A post-Thanksgiving grocery store run was the perfect time for Reese Witherspoon to break out some seasonal green plaid. While it wasn't quite coat weather in Los Angeles, she fought the California chill by layering a black crewneck sweater over her button-up. The bright plaid was her only spot of color, with the rest of her look finished off by dark denim Hudson skinny jeans, a perforated black tote, and ankle boots with a chic zipper. Polished enough for the office but still festive-feeling for holiday drinks, this look is a smart one to keep in your back pocket as the calendar starts to fill up. Shop similar picks right here.
It's the most wonderful time of the year — department stores around the globe are finally unveiling their immaculate holiday window displays! In New York, Saks wowed crowds with windows telling the story of the legendary Saks Yeti (more on that when you click through the slideshow), and Bergdorf Goodman flipped the idea of a holiday window upside down. Literally.
Meanwhile, Prada-clad windows told tales of theatricality, and the snowy scenes at Selfridges proved so magical that they are sure to fill even the grinchiest heart with holiday cheer. We're taking you on a trip around the world to see the best displays here, in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Justin Fenner
At its best, shopping for others can be a cinch, but at its worst . . . "difficult" doesn't even begin to describe it. To help, we've collected presents perfect for all the different personality types in your life. Whether it's a sister who prefers the girlier things in life, a best friend who relates to anything hippie, or a work friend who'd rather be, well, working out, we have something sure to please them all, within.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
One of the best things about Cyber Monday is that you can go shopping without ever changing out of your pajamas. And as long as you're not wearing the ratty sweats you sported in college, we say there's nothing wrong with it . . . but if you haven't upgraded your loungewear since then, now's the time.
Don't stress; we did some digging for you. You'll find only the cutest tees, comfiest knits, and chicest lounge pants inside — and not a single piece comes in over $50. So go ahead and stock up. We have a feeling you'll find even better deals today!
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.
- Tuesday is the jam. For some reason (and aside from Black Friday and Cyber Monday), Tuesday seems to be the universal day that ecommerce sites post new sales and update their merchandise. And if you plan on scouring your favorite online destinations on Tuesday, start really early. Most sites post these discounts in the wee hours of the morning, so your best bet has everything to do with the saying, "the early bird gets the worm."
- Promo codes are your best friend. If you're really serious about online shopping or you're just looking to score a great holiday deal, you should never be without a promo code. Quick ways to snag these discount-inducing passwords? Head to Retail Me Not for up-to-date coupon codes, do a general Google search for what you need (example: Shopbop discount code), or subscribe to your preferred brands and online retailers' emails for early access to sale promo codes. We've learned that Shopbop, ASOS, Net-A-Porter, and LOFT are great at notifying us with new discounts promptly.
- Know your free-shipping deadline. Mark it: Dec. 17 tends to be the last day most online retailers offer free shipping and guarantee it to arrive just in time for Christmas. Sure, you can spring for the more expensive same-day shipping if you're in a bind, but plan accordingly.
- Addendum: you should never pay for shipping. Where there's a will, there's a way, and where shipping is concerned, you shouldn't have to shell out. This means you'll have to do some extra digging, but if you follow our promo-code tip, you'll most likely come across a coupon that will give you the gift of free shipping.
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.
Stepping out into the wilderness should never force a girl to dress down — and the most adventurous, outdoorsy thing in our near future involves trekking into the (relative) wild to find and cut down a Christmas tree. If you're in a similar boat, we have you covered with an outfit that's warm and comfy but still stylish. Classic skinny jeans feel special with motorcycle detailing, and feet are guaranteed to stay warm out in the chill with Tory Burch's furry boots. A classic nubby sweater is a must, as is a wooly beanie to keep ears toasty. Your topper will vary depending on your zip code, but a sure bet is a quilted field coat. Add layers as needed. Shop our picks here.
It's a fact we can't deny: some pets are just more fashionable than others. So, this holiday season, when a squeaky chew toy just won't do, we're bringing out the industry big guns — do Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton ring any bells? — to help you give a gift worthy of your most fabulous feline or discerning dog. Click through for the ultimate designer pet accessories that bring new meaning to "best in show."