When Winter weather approaches the bone-chilling mark, being warm can take precedence over looking cute. Thankfully, Reese Witherspoon's recent Paris tour left us with a chic-but-toasty outfit we can copy in the upcoming months. Her asymmetrical zip Sandro jacket has the fur-lined hood we love on our puffer coat, but felt stylish, thanks to leather-block sleeves. She kept everything else super simple: black skinny trousers, flat buckle boots, and classic Wayfarers. Done and done.
If you're shopping for the design hound who seems to have everything, you've come to the right place. We've found the perfect presents to please the most style-savvy — at every budget! From chic techies to earthy bohemians and every design personality in between, we've got you covered. The biggest challenge? Fighting the urge to keep these gifts for yourself!
This season, skip the bottle of wine and give your new home-owning friends one of these thoughtful gifts instead. Convenience is key — especially around the holidays — so whether they love to cook, entertain, or decorate, we've found stylish but functional must-have items for anyone with a new address. From a cozy home fragrance to a new addition to their bar cart, these 10 household essentials are sure to impress.
When it comes to handbags in Hollywood, one day you're in, and the next day you're out. Still, a few bag brands have been able to hold the attention of some pretty fickle celebs month after month, putting them in the running for bag brand of the year. With Michelle Williams as its campaign model and the new Capucine and W bags seen on the arms of celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Louis Vuitton has, it's safe to say, had something of a comeback this year. Meanwhile, Saint Laurent debuted its Sac du Jour bag — and style-setters like Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie quickly picked it up. But we couldn't forget Coach's big year: the brand's been basking in the glow of celebrity affection, with Lea Michele and Sarah Jessica Parker making the designer's new Borough bag a full-fledged hit. Lastly, if you're talking about bags with big celebrity followings, you can't ignore the pack of models (Alessandra Ambrosio, anyone?) and trendsetters with Givenchy on their arms, making it an ever-popular bag in the celebrity world.
We can safely say each one of these labels made a big impression this year — but it's up to you to decide which brand had 2013 in the bag. Cast your vote by Dec. 16!
Nicole Richie skipped the cocktail dress for a recent fashion event in New York City, instead picking a floor-length skirt and cropped black sweater. Her accessories were minimal: you could barely see her studded platforms, and she went with just a single piece of jewelry — sparkling earrings. Copy the look for your next holiday party.
If you've tuned in for Bravo's Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis or Flipping Out shows, you already know two things about Jeff Lewis: the man has style — and jokes. Whether he's transforming a home or pumping out a new paint line, he doesn't disappoint. Style knowledge aside, Jeff's perfectionist tendencies and knack for telling it like it is are traits every clueless gift giver needs this time of year. Check out his sleek holiday-shopping list that makes everything from dog walking to cocktail swizzling feel GQ-worthy.
What's on His Wish List:
"This is a stylish set of tools ($99) for concocting cocktails."
"A little bit of sticker shock, but these three gold vases ($850) paired together add glam to your room."
"This Bottega Veneta cologne ($80-$110) is a fresh, universally masculine fragrance."
What He's Dying to Give:
"This candy jar display ($498) is a great accessory. Put it on a countertop or coffee-table book for an added pop of color (and sugar). It's a gift that keeps giving all year long."
"Shupaca throws ($115) are incredibly soft and add pattern to any space, whether you're using one at the foot of your bed or over the back of a sofa."
"Sonos speakers ($199) allow you to install an entire home audio system in an instant — wirelessly. They're perfect for holiday dance parties."
"Presentation is everything. This modern and stylish wrapping paper from Rifle Paper Co. ($9) is perfect for wrapping regifts. I buy it in bulk."
"Not only is this vintage cocktail book ($50) a great accessory, but it also holds many recipes to cope with the holidays."
Chronic tailgaters and party throwers will attest to the convenience of a good folding chair. Unfortunately, the sturdiest, most comfortable options tend to be the most unattractive. Just in time for the busiest season for entertaining, we've stumbled across a DIY that can transform the sorriest folding chair into something fabulous!
After being gifted a heap of hideous folding chairs, My Fabuless Life blogger Jenn decided to give them a much-needed makeover.
She collected fabric remnants, spray paint, one-inch screws, and a staple gun, and then got to work! The result? A batch of party-perfect folding chairs that are a cinch to stow away or transport. We love the unfussy, eclectic vibe of the mismatched patterns and colors!
At this point, we've got you covered when it comes to cocktail dresses (and non-cocktail dresses) for holiday parties that require a certain dose of festive flair. But what to do when you're fielding an invite for drinks that doesn't require sparkles, spangles, or metallics? Copy the white jeans and button-up Aimee Song wore to a recent Christian Louboutin event in Miami, FL. The casual clothes were dressed up by a serious statement necklace, bracelets, and suede pumps. Copy this look next time you're meeting friends for a non-holiday-party party.
Shop clockwise from top left: The Lady and the Sailor pocket top ($110, originally $184), Mawi spike charm necklace ($725), Rag & Bone skinny jeans ($143, originally $205), Nine West Flax pumps ($60, originally $69)
One thing's for sure: if Jennifer Lopez was still dating Diddy, she would not be wearing this outfit. The sometimes-diva skipped snakeskin, shine, and anything remotely revealing in favor of some black-on-black action anchored by sensible oxfords from her line for Kohl's (though we are pretty sure that's a pop of snakeskin on her tote). We're a big fan of this demure J Lo. You, too? They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so go ahead and shop similar pieces here