Gloves and scarves are not only perfect holiday gifts because of their timeliness — everyone loves being given a cozy accessory when it's freezing out — but also because of their versatility. They're no-brainers, and are sure to fit and delight almost anyone. From a pretty knit scarf ($86) to a pair of toasty faux-fur mittens ($15, originally $28) these pieces are guaranteed to keep the lucky recipient snug and stylish. Click through to see all of my cozy-cool picks.
Trappers — originally invented in the late 1800s for hunters — are a fashion savior to us modern-day urban dwellers. When it's cold outside, these hats, specifically designed to protect the neck and ears, will keep us warm and cozy during cold commutes and holiday shopping sprees. I suggest channeling your own Winter huntress vibe in this Shopbop Basic Faux Fur Trapper ($98). I always thought Elmer Fudd was a cutie . . .
Guess what? I'm going whale watching. It will be my first whale tour experience, so I want come well-prepared and ready for my first gray and humpback whale sightings. The five-hour tour takes place in the Farallon Islands, so I asked you help me put together a functional yet fun outfit.
I started you off with this cuddly soft Zucca Tube Scarf ($148) because baby, it's cold outside. Let's see what you came up with!
Guess what? I'm going whale watching next week! It will be my first whale tour experience, so I want come well-prepared and ready for my first gray and humpback whale sightings. The five-hour tour takes place in the Farallon Islands; can you help me put together a functional yet fun outfit?
I'll start you off with this cuddly soft Zucca Tube Scarf ($148) because baby, it's cold outside.
Let's go Fab Finding. Be sure to come back and tell me your Fab Finds are up, or just tag your Fab Finds with Whale Tour. Now, you can build outfits by creating your very own widget of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when completing your Fab Finding missions. Learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one. And here's a detailed explanation of bookmarks from GeekSugar.
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It was bound to happen. Crop tops are back in a badass way. If you're brave enough to show some skin, jump on the bandwagon. Don't fret, there's no need to go all-out '80s like Whitney Port. I suggest contrasting this short shirt with something more sophisticated like a pair of cropped black trousers or cute skirt. Even better, try layering it over a tank a la Sienna Miller. You down?
Jessica Szohr took a break from her colorful Gossip Girl ensembles and changed into something more sleek for an event in Connecticut over the weekend. The brunette bombshell sizzled wearing a black silk jumper, strappy sandals, and gold chain bag. To add extra spunk, Jessica accessorized with a gold hammered cuff, silver fringe necklace, and chunky rings — I love how she's not afraid to mix metals. This girl is all funky, all fantastic.
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I don't know about you, but I find myself wanting, and not being able to afford, many things at Oak. If you have the same dilemma, follow me into the 304050 sale. It's filled with amazing pieces by Alexander Wang, Monrow, Grey Ant, Acne, Rachel Comey, and more. Trust me, it's a goodie. These Jeffrey Campbell Lilac Suede Two-Tone Heels ($99, originally $165) would immediately add flair to any Summer ensemble.
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The sun may still be shining bright in your neck of the woods, but soon Fall will be upon us, bringing with it crunchy leaves and gusty winds. With the notion of seasonless dressing becoming more of a reality, investing in Fall pieces now is not such a bad idea. That way you can use now and later. A slew of online retailers have started thinking ahead by stocking Autumn goodies now, like this Pollini Cutout Ankle Bootie ($695). Get ahead while you can.
- Shopbop — Great for boots and leather jackets.
- Bluefly — Fall preview dresses and cashmere sweaters.
- Urban Outfitters — Look for dark-hued floral dresses, sheer tights, cardigans.
- Oak NYC — fashion-forward hoodie tanks, knot necklaces, and colorful fringed scarves.
- Ami Ami — Good for sweaters and leather.
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NYC dwellers have the advantage of hopping on either the L or R train to get themselves to one of Oak NYC's Brooklyn boutiques for their Spring sale. Everyone else, should check out their sale section pronto and help the store get rid of fab old items to make room for new merchandise!
Browse the 20% sale section and you'll find everything from adorable heels from Poetic License and Jeffrey Campbell to frocks from Opening Ceremony and blouses from Generra. Get mute-colored skinny jeans from Superfine and casual dresses from H Chalayan and Daryl K at 30% off. I myself may have to nab this one: Opening Ceremony Suspender Back Jumper on sale for $195 (originally $278).
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