There's really no better feeling than doing something for others — just ask Cher Horowitz. That's why we're doing our part to give back with holiday gifts that help a worthy cause. Spreading the love has never been easier than with this selection of cool jewels, handmade scarves, and even a standout pair of shades that each help to provide support to people in need — we're betting both you and the recipient will feel pretty good about that. Let the giving begin when you start clicking!
Sure, we could roll up to any Thanksgiving table in our sweatpants, but that wouldn't be nearly as much fun as putting together an amazing outfit. We like to think of Thanksgiving as the kickoff to the holidays, so it's prime time to start stepping up your game with seasonal threads, no matter where you're headed for dinner. In case you're struggling to pull together just the right look for dinner at home or your first Turkey Day at your boyfriend's, we've done the work for you. Get all the outfit ideas you need right here.
"Friends-giving" DinnerDinner with friends is the place to show off your cool new finds, like a great leather skirt. Warm it up with tights and a pullover sweater, and finish with your favorite ankle booties — et voilà! Shop clockwise from top left: Duffy Chunky Knit Sweater ($280), Auden Crystal Stud Earrings ($138), Alice + Olivia Pleated Leather Miniskirt ($495), Madewell Two-Tone Lace-Up Boots ($228), J.Crew Solid Opaque Tights($20) For more inspiration, keep clicking.
The piece: Zara Embellished Block Heel Sandals
The price: $100
Why we want it: With shoes like this to finish off your party dress, you'll hardly have the need to wear jewelry. Zara's heels manage to deliver the wow factor without any of that over-the-top holiday sparkle that makes them perfect for adding to your LBD and tights for a subtle dose of shine or upping the ante on your sequined New Year's Eve dress. Oh, and did we mention how sturdy that heel is? Even better for those holiday dance parties.
Traveling for Thanksgiving presents packing challenges, especially if you aren't going to your home but to the home of a significant other, friend, or roommate — Is it OK to wear my pajamas to breakfast? Do I have to wear a dress for Thanksgiving dinner? Fortunately, we're here to help relieve that holiday stress and make packing for your Turkey Day a little easier. Your guide to not overstuffing it begins right now. Read on for our tips for efficient packing, then click through for the 14 must-have items in your suitcase — plus a super handy no-fail packing guide.
- Don't sacrifice space for a single amazing piece you can only wear once. Look to tops and dresses you can wear more than once.
- If something wrinkles easily, leave it at home. Look to easy fabrics and finishes that will roll and fold easily in your suitcase.
- Know the power of accessories. A great pair of earrings or a pretty necklace can take a sweater from day to night in a flash while also taking up little space in your bag.
There's no one who deserves to get exactly what she wants more than Mom. After all, isn't she the one who takes care of us all year long? This holiday, call it a role reversal and make it your mission to spoil Mom. That's easy with any one of these gifts — a mix of pretty jewels, luxe PJs, and a sophisticated handbag (or two!) to really wow her. Secure your spot as the favorite child when you start shopping.
Even when you know someone really well, you may not know their size. Thankfully, with any of these gifts, you don't need to. With a focus on gorgeous jewels, cozy Winter add-ons, and chic carryalls, this is one guide that aims to please everyone on your gift list.
Get ahead of the rush and click through to kick-start your holiday shopping with 21 one-size-fits-all gifts.
We see a lot of sweatpants at the airport, but a bit of travel shouldn't mean that you shouldn't have on a cute outfit when you arrive at your destination. That's especially true when you're traveling for the holidays. Just follow our tips for smart travel style below, then click on for the street style inspiration — and be ready to wow anyone who meets you at the terminal.
- It's all about the basics. Think comfort, like skinny jeans and a t-shirt to start, when putting together your look.
- The trick is finishing easy separates with cool layers. An open cardigan will feel cozy and a little bohemian, a leather jacket has that model-off-duty effect, and a blazer provides a sophisticated edge.
- To finish it all off, remember that comfortable footwear can be just as cute and so much more practical than heels (no one wants to be hobbling around the airport!). Look to wedge sneakers, ballet flats, oxfords, or ankle booties for a perfect travel shoe.
Get more outfit ideas for your travel days right here.
We're not waiting for New Year's resolutions — dressing for the job you want starts now. You might never think that the 30 street-styled looks inside would look perfect at the office, but that's exactly where we want to wear them.
With 30 days of real-life inspiration, we're all about making dressing for work fun again. Forget the corporate suit sets and nondescript everyday heels, because dressing for your job should never feel like a job. Look to creative layers, bold heels, bright blouses, and sleek outerwear to rethink the office dress code — and give your workwear a raise. Click through for a month's worth of inspiration right here.
It's been a big year for Scarlett Johansson. Between filming Don Jon and getting engaged, the actress earned Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive title — for the second time! That's a pretty impressive coup, but we're not surprised it went to Scarlett. If you trace the star's carpet history, you'll find she has a penchant for designs from the likes of Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, the kind that were made to flaunt her famous figure — and if that wasn't enough, you may also notice deep shades of burgundy and red lipstick that only enhance that famous pout. So, while we're not completely shocked, you'll get no argument from us — in fact, we think her sexiest moments make a pretty fitting birthday tribute. Click through to see 10 of our favorite recent Scarlett moments, and join us in wishing her a happy 29th.
For a holiday look that's a little snappier than our LBDs, we borrow from the boys — but make it our own. Drawing on the tuxedo, like Karolina Kurkova did in Dsquared2 Resort 2014 at a Pirelli gala in Milan last night, we're all about making the tuxedo a tad sexier and a lot cooler than the guys' version. Juxtapose that shirt and bow tie with a pair of leather shorts to flaunt your stems! Then finish it all off with party-perfect pumps. As far as this suit and tie look goes, we could show Justin Timberlake a few things.
Shop clockwise from top left: Mango Double-Breasted Crepe Blazer ($70), Maje Doug Leather Shorts ($410), French Connection Wool Climbing Bow ($58), LOFT Sparkle Pointy Toe Pumps ($80), Alex Mill Oxford Shirt ($145)
We'd follow Jennifer Lawrence's lead when it comes to most things, but particularly if we wanted to look this cool at any of our upcoming holiday cocktail parties. For her appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, the Catching Fire star traded jaw-dropping red carpet fare for a sophisticated-cum-edgy look that's a lot easier (and not quite as revealing) to outfit on our own. Just start with a sleek black pencil skirt and a lacy black top — a leather biker jacket will supply the edge, no chopped haircut necessary. As for the rest, you'll want to keep it simple: elegant black and white heels won't compete with the rest of the outfit, and a pair of geometric earrings will add just enough spunk. Shop your way to the coolest look in the room with our editors' picks below.
You'll find rich seasonal-perfect color and an equally seasonal touch of calf hair on everything from leopard-print buckle boots to a work-friendly tote in Loeffler Randall's Fall collection. That's especially appealing now that most of the items in this lineup are on sale; how perfect for your holiday shopping — or wish list! — no? And, if you're more of the girlie-girl type, you'll have your pick of pink flats, a fuchsia Rider, and a sweet, candy-colored minaudière. As with most Loeffler collections, we're sure this one will spawn its own cool-girl following (we'll see it everywhere at Fashion Week), so get a piece of it now while you still can.
Flip through our favorite pieces and sale selections, and check out what Jessie Randall had to say about inspiration and her own must haves from the line.
We don't get to see Emily Blunt and her baby bump all that often but she came out for a relaxing beach day — and she's looking gorgeous. The actress hit the sand in Hawaii and showed off an easy vacation style in a printed Seafolly caftan. Whether you've booked your own Winter getaway or this is just the inspiration you needed to take the plunge, start shopping for your own breezy cover-up right here.
If finding a look for your friend's holiday party is stressful, then finding one for the office festivities is doubly so. That's because this party usually comes with a few dress code caveats: nothing too short, too revealing, or over-the-top. You want to be fun and appropriate without compromising your sense of style, right?
It may seem like an impossible task, but these street style pros have a few tricks to pulling together the perfect look. Like Lily Collins (above), remember that your party pieces should be tailored and provide enough coverage — i.e., always opt for a sheath over your slinky sequined number, and keep in mind that a little holiday sparkle goes a long way. Just click for more inspiration.
If Miranda Kerr and Allison Williams had attended the same event last night, it may have been just too much beauty in one room. Fortunately, the ladies stepped out separately last night but were clearly on the same wavelength as far as their blue dresses were concerned. Miranda hit the red carpet at a Jaguar event in LA in a powder blue David Koma top and skirt, which she finished with chic white pumps. Meanwhile in NYC at an event to honor CNN Heroes, the Girls star slipped into a deep blue-hued L'Wren Scott sheath and classic black heels. We know, when you put Miranda and Allison up against each other, it's not going to be easy to pick a winner — but that's your job. Which blue dress wowed last night?
Eva Longoria and Victoria Beckham just arrived at the Global Gift Gala happening across the pond. Both stars opted for elegant black gowns. While Victoria stepped out in a long-sleeved two-piece look and a bold cocktail ring, Eva showed a little skin (and a hint of her lacy underthings) in a cutaway black gown from her designer friend — but, if you were following along, you probably remember Eva's look from last night, in which we got a glimpse of Victoria working on Eva's gown. Want to see the scene before the glamorous red carpet results?
With Gwyneth Paltrow at the helm of Goop's annual gift guide, you can rest assured that the contents are nothing short of covet-worthy. With attention to house and home, fashion finds, and even knickknacks (of the chicest kind), Goop's holiday gifting suite is like a field guide to finding the best presents for everyone on your list.
We've handpicked the best of the best right here — monogrammed jewels, the luxest PJs, and a colorful print with a special message — so click through for the short list of standout gifts to shop right now on Goop.
Shop clockwise from top left: Rag & Bone Leather Collar Sweater ($395), Dorothy Perkins Neutral Check Circle Skirt ($39, originally $49), Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Chicret Cross Body Bag ($298), Schutz Gilberta Atanado Pump ($170)
The only thing more adorable than a red carpet appearance from Emma Stone is one in which the actress and her onscreen/offscreen love Andrew Garfield step out together. In the first of what's sure to be many appearances from the Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars, Emma and Andrew stepped out hand in hand in LA on Sunday for the film's photocall — in coordinating Band of Outsiders ensembles. Andrew kept it casual in a khaki jacket, plaid shirt, and jeans, while Emma suited up in a charcoal jacket and trousers. But how does a girl put her mark on menswear? If you're Emma Stone, you do it with a hot pair of red Kurt Geiger heels. Keep clicking for more from the chic outing in LA.