If you've opted to read this story, then there's one thing I already know about you: You've got a fashionista in your life. Perhaps she's really easy to shop for, but if she's anything like most fasionistas, chances are you're struggling to find a gift worthy of her already overflowing collection of accessories, impressive assortment of haute couture
and never ending supply of shoes
Believe us when we tell you that you're not alone in the search of a perfect holiday present. Even fashionistas themselves struggle with what to add to their amassment
! After all, finding something for the person who has quite a bit already?
Here's the good news: That collection your favorite fashionista has? It's a cycled one. Yep, every season has its own style, so chances are she's already got her eye on quite a bit already.
Our number one suggestion is to see what's hot on both the runway and the streets. You can do this by flipping through catalogs, perusing hot fashion sites online or by checking out the window displays in department stores and malls. Or, you could even glance over this article for a bit of inspiration. We've covered the trifecta basics for any fashionistas : clothing
As the days and months come and go, so do the season's hottest clothing items. Any fashionista will be appreciative of a catwalk-inspired clothing
article. We recommend buying items that are versatile and can be worn in various ways.
For example, jeggings (jean leggings) can be work with a casual, long-length t-shirt, a formal blouse
, a comfy cashmere cardigan or even a flirty dress.
We like Paige Premium Denim Jeggings
($158). You could gift it alone or pair it with a cute top, like this long cardigan sweater with an open front from Women's Red Tag
($56) or Michael Kors' Powder Blue Cowl Neck Sweater
We also suggest opting for a high quality dress that can be worn throughout the seasons. Something chic like a little black dress or a fabulously bold red piece will likely put a grin on the recipients face. Take a look-see at this chic, Long-Sleeve Faux Wrap Black dress made by Banana Republic
($70) or this playful Calvin Klein Dark Purple Dress
that's flattering for all shapes ($90).
Let me draw you a picture. You know how some women are mesmerized by a sweet infant or child?
That's what a fashionista is like around a killer pair of designer shoes. She'll ooh, ahh and coo all day if you let her.
Whether they're charming flats, drop-dead gorgeous pumps or dainty things with the cutest kitten heels, a pair of kicks will always (I repeat: always) a hit.
Your best bet is to examine this lucky fashionista's style. Does she keep it casual
most of the time? If so, consider a pair of comfortable, but fashion-forward flats, like French Sole Season's Nappa Women's Flats in Red
($125) or these Brown Cap Toe Quilted Ballet Flats by Adi Designs
Does she like to parade around town in the highest of heels? Snag a pair of flashy designer pumps, like Christian Louboutin's Delic Suede Pump in purple
($206) or these mustard yellow Seychelles Password Pumps
Or maybe she's a powerful woman who could use another sophisticated set of shoes for the office? If that's the case, we recommend these playful, yet refined, Nine West Oaks Kitten Heel Pumps
You know how they say dog is mans' best friend? In the same way, a spectacular handbag
is a fashionista's best friend.
After all, it houses her most important items (from lip gloss to identification to those "just in case tampons") and can take an outfit from drab to fab in a matter of seconds.
Unlike some people, who use the same handbag every single day for years (which is perfectly acceptable, by the way), a fashionista likes to switch things up. In fact, she may very well have a handbag
for each day of the week!
With that said, you can't go wrong when gifting an amazing handbag to a fashionista. She'll definitely put it to use.
A few of our favorite "now" handbags include Betsey Johnson's Frill Cross-Body Bag
($130), Kate Spade's Sporty New York Tompkins Square Carolyn bag
($136) and Louis Vuitton's Chic Damier Azur Speedy Handbag
For more budget-friendly bags (still just as fabulous), consider this New Aylin Oversized Bag crafted by our friends at Converse
and sold at Target ($35). Also check out this fierce Alissa Satchel's Turquoise Faux Leather Handbag
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