The city girl in your life is most likely in-the-know and on-the-go, so it's best to gift her with something stylish yet functional. Whether she's on the bus, hailing a cab, or hoofing it to work during a torrential downpour, she always looks put-together and impeccably chic. A slouchy carryall handbag that could go from office to evening or sleek pair of earbuds –– for rocking out on public transportation –– would fit this metropolitan gal's lifestyle quite perfectly — click through for my gift ideas for the snazzy city girl on your list.
We've never known Gwen Stefani to be a wallflower of fashion. Even a stroll through the airport is styled via a statement-making plaid blazer. The blazer's been a quintessential wardrobe favorite all season, but in plaid we get a preppy-cum-cool vibe. Play up the prep with classic basics, like skinny denim and ballet flats, or go an edgier route and pair with leather, lace-up boots and layers.
We love mixing together classic Winter essentials — like a cable-knit sweater — with unexpected pairings for a new twist on cold-weather dressing. Take cue from this street style snap and contrast our cozy cream pick from American Eagle with a flirty floral skirt from Vanessa Bruno Athé, a Lot78 leather jacket, polka dots tights, and clay-colored boots from Coach for a refreshingly sweet vibe.
Left to right: Lot78 Ziggy Leather Biker Jacket ($1,390), Vanessa Bruno Athé Watercolor Print Skirt ($193, orginally $275), AE Cable Knit Sweater ($60), Mulberry Alexa Bag ($1,150), Coach Sydney Bootie ($348), Asos Turban Headband ($14), Roxy Footprint Tights ($11, originally $16)
Photo courtesy of lookbook.nu
Being a city girl myself doesn't mean I don't have a few great friends who hail from the country. Their aesthetic is way more dressed-down than glammed-up, but I've found a bunch of perfect holiday gifts to complement their country-chic style. Think cozy knits ($80), a fabulous field jacket, and simple pleasures like the softest nightie ($75) you can find. Click the items above to shop the rest!
American Eagle is known for its kick-back cool wears — stylish puffy vests, worn-in denim, plaid shirts, preppy chic sweaters. But now for the holidays, all those signature pieces are getting a festive kick in the butt. There's a hint of leopard, plaid pajama pants, striped scarves, faux fur boots, cozy beanies, and sequined mini skirts to make your upcoming months way more spirited. Step inside to see Regina Feoktistova and other models show off the latest goodies.
Dasha Zhukova made her rounds at the Frieze Art Fair VIP preview in London last week decked out in a textured Missoni knit dress and a complementary oversized coat. Zhukova built on the warm tones of her cozy pieces with semi-slouchy equestrian boots and a posh python bag, and to top it all off, she worked in a tassel necklace and chunky ring. Emulate her textural vibe with our chic picks from Missoni, Carlos Falchi, and American Eagle.
Left to right: Missoni Venere Knit Coat ($2,647), Carlos Falchi Python Hobo ($2,395), Ben-Amun Ribbon and Tassel Lariat Necklace
($320), Primadina Rose Quartz Single Ring ($220), American Eagle Equestrian Boots ($70), AGB Dress Knit Dress ($40, originally $54)
Channeling her usual hippie-glam style, Nicole Richie stepped out in NYC in a Winter Kate kimono ($490), pared down with denim and black basics. House of Harlow 1960 booties ($275) play into her casual-chic sense, and a pair of round Chanel sunnies and a quilted black Chanel bag complete the look. Click the items above to shop a similar style.
Visit CelebStyle for lots more celebrity street style!
American Eagle is in full Summer mode, and I'm right there with it. Its latest Summer look book, featuring Brazilian beauty Aline Weber, makes me want to roll around in the sand right now. But I'm not going anywhere without sharing some styling inspiration first. These tips will help you with piling on accessories tastefully, being sporty sexy, getting sand all over, wearing chic sweats to the beach, and more. I even threw in a few male model shots for pure eye candy.
In need of a new smartphone this Summer, but also want to cash in on back to school sales? American Eagle has you covered.
Try on a pair of jeans between July 21 and August 3 at one of the many AE stores nationwide, and you'll not only get a $25 gift card for future purchases, but you'll be given a coupon code for a free smartphone. There are 40 phones up for grabs, like the HTC Aria, Droid Eris, the white BlackBerry Bold, and LG Ally, and some even come with free activation. But there are a few catches. Find out what they are after the break.
Baby's got style! Following the successful launch of 77kids two years ago, American Eagle just announced plans to shrink its styles into baby-sized garments later this month. little77 clothes and accessories will be available online (and in seven new 77kids stores) and are made for tots from birth through 18 months old. With the layered look still holding strong for wee ones, the collection includes casual, mid-priced items like denim, hoodies, and graphic tees for boys and girls.