'Tis the season to treat the main man in your life with a gift he'll actually love. With a nod to modern classics, our no-fail gift guide featuring cool shoes, timeless wear-everywhere shirts, and fun accessories is sure to please even the pickiest guy. Fill your brother's stocking with French Connection's fun socks, indulge your boyfriend with a supercool watch from Nixon, or surprise a colleague with a metallic card case from Marc Jacobs. Check out those and more picks below.
>> Maxi dresses come in all colors and sizes but we're especially loving the ones that hit right above the ankle. Take cue from this street-snapped, Janis Joplin-channeling groovy girl, and rock a black version with a cool printed jacket, wedge boots, and funky jewels from Aldo, Forever 21, and Warehouse. And, don't forget to top off your look with a trilby hat from Nixon.
Left to right: Warehouse Knitted Maxi Dress ($52, originally $86), Forever 21 Silver Stud Necklace ($7), Nixon Trilby Hat ($30), ASOS Stone Ring ($26), Aldo Billie Wedge ($110), Vila Waterfall Frill Animal Print Blazer ($41, originally $52)
Photo courtesy of the lookbook.nu
>> We've received our fair share of questionable white elephant gifts over the years, so this holiday, we suggest you take matters into your own hands and up the ante a little. Our exquisite gift ideas for all price range parameters — from Anya Hindmarch to T by Alexander Wang — are sure to crown you the queen of the gift-giving party. Leave them dazed with delight — especially if they're lucky enough to receive the Madewell Stylephile Club Membership, which comes with a year's worth of the brand's favorite pieces sent to their very doorstep before they hit the general public.
>> The downtown dad loves a great gift as much as any other dude, so show off your utmost gratitude to him with these rad gift ideas: a cork wine and bar set for the connoisseur, an all-purpose messenger bag from Jack Spade, a throwback digital watch from Nixon . . . and there's more to love in the slideshow.
As a one-stop shop for designers we love, Shopbop's a no-fail destination to find something superchic for all the ladies on your holiday list. The site inventory pretty much reads like a must have of every seasonal, on-trend piece, basically all the cool-girl stuff we're adding to our own wish list; so it's only natural that we'd think to shop there for all the friends and family we love. Leather shorts for my sister, a pretty carry-all tote for Mom, candy-colored watches for all the girls — click on to shop 25 of our favorite pieces!
Every year, I host a a big Summer luau, but it's not your run-of-the-mill soiree with coconuts and grass skirts. I take it to the next level with a new theme each year complete with awesome outfits, delicious food, and tasty drinks. This year's theme was all about tenacious technicolor, so I needed you to help me put together a colorful, bodacious outfit. Thanks to you, I was the hostess with the mostest.
I started you off with these Full Tilt Bright Jelly Bracelets ($3) because they remind me of my old ravin' days. . . . Let's see what you all came up with!
A couple weeks ago, I saw No Doubt. It was awesome seeing the whole crew back together singing all of their hits – "Sunday Morning" was my fave performance. Side note: Gwen's abs inspired me to hit the gym! Besides the music, I enjoyed seeing everyone's concert gear. Looks ranged from cutoff shorts to touches of punk. Me? I wore this fun Topshop vest with short booties and a faded jean jacket. Since I already had my 'fit down, I asked you to show me what you would wear to No Doubt.
I started you off with this Alexander McQueen Silk Houndstooth Scarf ($575); I'm smitten with the contradiction between the print and the fabric. Let's see my top three picks!
If your man is the bomb boyfriend, meaning he's been there for you through bad haircuts, crazy outbursts, and even fixes your car (aw); then it's time to up the ante. This Valentine's Day, forgo the red silk boxers and get creative. It's not rocket science, boys are pretty easy to shop for. Get him a gift he actually needs or splurge on something he would never buy for himself. My friend's BF loves to surf; he would flip over these Oakley Hijinx Sport Wrap Sunglasses ($100) modeled by Adam from The City.