The winter holidays are the perfect time to surprise your favorite fashionista with a trendy new accessory or a fun winter fashion that’s both stylish and totally practical. Exercise your shopping muscles online or in retail stores near you. While you’ll have the best selection if you plan early, you may find more steals as the holiday approaches or after the Christmas shopping season expires. Here are a few ideas that would make fabulous gifts for the fashionista on your list.
It should come as no surprise that a fashionable pair of boots ranks high on most every woman’s wish list. Popular types of boots to consider include knee-high riding or motorcycle boots, thigh-high tall boots that really accentuate her legs, sweet patterned cowboy boots and low slung slouch booties—and of course fashion-friendly winter boots. Boots have been riding high in the fashion trend for several years and aren’t going to go away any time soon. Try a hot pair of boots to replace her well-worn faves or add a flirty and fun new pair to her collection.
Every woman loves a good pair of shoes, so give the gift of a classic pair of pumps to go along with all of her fashionable dresses, skirts and pants. Bonus point for a statement color or pumps in a wild pattern! High heels are a staple in day-to-day work attire and in night life too! To splurge on affordable yet dazzling pumps, check local stores for deals and coupons or holiday promotions. Online shoe shopping outlets offer more variety than you’ll find locally, and many may have holiday deals going on that make your heels even more affordable.
Fitted Jackets and Coats
Jackets and coats don’t have to be all puffy or pea this winter. Fitted jackets layer so well on a night out and complement everything from a dress to a separates look. A bright jacket with one interesting detail—such as stylish buttons, epaulets at the shoulder or flirty tails—makes a statement piece suitable for work or evening wear. For a menswear twist, try a tux jacket over an evening dress. This element can really turn that simple evening look into a stylish statement!
Since jackets and coats can be pricey, shop online for deals in her size. Many stores even have online access to outlet shopping, sweetening the steal even more. Don’t forget about deals to be had close to home, too. Check stores that may be changing over their seasonal inventory and looking to de-stash winterwear at a discount. Or shop consignment for retro fabulous steals that are sure to be one of a kind.
From oversized boyfriend cardigans to cozy cashmere pullovers, sweaters are the perfect winter staple item. Fashionistas love accessorizing sweaters with leggings and boots for the ultimate comfort look. Fitted sweaters pair equally well with trousers and boots for a sleek, menswear-inspired work outfit.
Tights and Leggings
Tights and leggings are a favorite accessory, and you can find fashion tights and footwear for under $10—making them the perfect stocking stuffer. Styles to try include woolen winter tights, bright colored tights, textured tights—like grown-up fishnet stockings—and knee-high socks and legwarmers. For leggings, look for thick basic black leggings or try a fun patterned pair if you think she’s up for the challenge. Graphic leggings make the trend a little more interesting.
Before you splurge, take a moment to imagine your friend in your selection. Will it bring out her eyes and flatter her figure? Will she love it? Also, always ask for a gift receipt in case your fashionista friend wants something just a touch different.
Holly is an Indianapolis native with a passion for writing. In her spare time, she blogs on behalf of Sears and other brands she enjoys.