Buying holiday gifts for fashion-forward friends is a tricky undertaking. Not only is stylish subjective, staying on top of current trends requires study and focus. In order to help you choose chic gifts for your loved ones, we have taken cues from Spring/Summer 2018 fashion weeks. Each of these pieces should prove to be right on trend in the new year. Any of these items would be an ideal gift for the most stylish woman you know.
Stylish Fanny Pack
Yes, you read that correctly! Fanny packs are a thing in the world of high fashion, but these are not your father-in-law’s utilitarian fanny pack. Today’s designs are sleek, chic, and made from the finest materials.
The Prada Cahier Convertible Belt Bag is made from velvet and leather and features golden hardware. The reason we appreciate this designer fanny pack is that it comes with interchangeable straps, so it can be worn as a belt bag or a crossbody. If your fashionista friend isn’t quite ready to rock the full fanny pack, she can still make use of your gift. Neiman Marcus carries this bag for $1220.
Wide-brimmed Straw Hat
Your beauty-loving friend will appreciate a stylish hat that helps keep her out of the sun. Perfect for a tropical vacation or stroll through the park!
We love the Gucci Straw Wide-brim Hat because of its simplicity. The Italian-made hat features natural woven straw accented by a black grosgrain ribbon and bow.
A straw hat with exaggerated wide brim. Finished with a minimal black ribbon and bow detail.
We predict that you will see plenty of elevated sneakers in 2018, both literally and figuratively. Designers have elevated basic athletic footwear for years now, but Puma and Rihanna collaborated to release a line of sneakers that will literally elevate the wearer. These thick-soled sneakers will give your height a boost.
PUMA by Rihanna is adding some shine to a modern legend. This nice Creeper variation features a shiny cracked leather upper, classic laces and the typical Rihanna branding executed in silver metallic.
While every piece in the Puma x Rihanna collection would make a fabulous gift, we recommend the Puma by Rihanna Cracked Leather Creeper Sneakers. This pair is both stylish and wearable, which is a perfect combination in our book. Purchase a pair for $150.
The distressed denim we have seen in previous years is exiting to make way for more polished, dark wash denim. Your fashionista friend will be ahead of the curve when you gift her a pair of tailored denim trousers.
Trousers in stretch cotton denim. Features a straight, wide fit finished with pressed pleat. Invisible side zip fastening.
MaxMara sells several pieces of gorgeous tailored denim, but your giftee will be most on-trend this Spring in their Cotton Denim Trousers. We love this pair’s wide-legged, pocketless design which makes them look clean and elegant. Give this lovely gift for $395.
Bring on the Bling
Sequins are fashion staples around the holidays, but Fashion Week runways predict that trend will extend through Spring. Numerous designers debuted sequined pieces for SS18, so help your loved one jump on this sparkly trend.
A showstopping piece, this skirt features sequin embroidery with beaded fringe, with crinkle organza underlay for a layered look, inspired by fashion from the ’50s and ’60s.
This Marc Jacobs Sequin Fringe Skirt will sparkle even more than the Christmas tree it is placed under! This gorgeous skirt costs $1200.
Looking for the perfect fragrance to gift to a loved one this holiday? Pick something that will help her stand out from the crowd.
Explicit. Exclusive. Fabulous. A decadent Oriental leather with an intoxicating grip captures a rarefied air. Evoking the private exchanges and insider moments where fantasies come true, the scent can only be described in one way.