Holiday Gift Guide for the Fashionista

The leaves are changing, and the temperature is dropping. Before we know it, the holiday season will be in full swing. However, along with the warm lights and nostalgic music comes long holiday gift lists.

It's rarely simple to think of the perfect present for someone. If you have a fashion lover in your life, trying to find the right gift can be even more daunting. They always seem to be on top of the latest trends and are the first to know what's in and what's not.

However, finding the ideal gift for a fashionista doesn't have to be impossible. We've compiled the ultimate guide for fashion-savvy gift-giving — from ankle boots to trendy clutches, there's a piece on this list that is guaranteed to impress any trend-setter.

Shoes

Shoe trends tend to stick around for multiple seasons, making high-quality and fashionable footwear a long-lasting gift for the fashion-conscious women in your life.

1. Boots

This season, give your fashionista a gift she'll adore — the boot is more popular than ever, whether you're walking down office hallways or New York avenues. Below are a few of the most popular boot trends, so you can find the perfect style for holiday gift-giving.

  • Thigh-High: Over-the-knee boots are one of this season's staples. Try an elegant black leather pair for the cosmopolitan woman in your life, or a stretch-suede version for a sculpting and lengthening effect.
  • Wild West: Western-inspired footwear is all over the world's runways. Grab a pair of cowboy boots for your favorite fashionista — whether they have classic red leather, a subtle snake-skin heel or gorgeous raised detailing, western boots are a gift guaranteed to thrill any fashion follower.

Whatever style of boot you buy, you can rest assured that your fashionista will wear her stylish pair of boots for years to come.

2. Booties

Booties

Cute ankle boots are some of this season's go-to shoes, and for good reason — chic, leg-lengthening and versatile, you can find a pair of booties to go with any outfit and every occasion.

  • Stiletto heel: The tall skinny heel remains popular. Besides making any look hip and fashionable, stiletto-heeled booties give a woman extra confidence throughout the winter season. Try a lace-up pair for a sleek take on the combat boot, or add some charming florals for a sweet and on-trend design.
  • Block heel: While stilettos are striking, they are not always practical. For a girl who spends all day on her feet, try getting a pair of block-heeled ankle boots. Capitalize on this season's animal print craze with some classic leopard-print booties, or invest in a pair of timeless suede ankle boots that will stay in style for years to come.
  • Chunky hikers: If your fashionista loves nature, give her a pair of boots that let her show off her outdoorsy side. These cute brown hikers have a hidden wedge heel for an added lift, while these lined black booties take the great outdoors to big-city fashion.

With a wide range of styles and designs to choose from, booties are the perfect gift for the woman who loves functional yet fashionable cold-weather footwear.

3. Mules

Classy and unique, mules are one of this year's hottest footwear trends.

A mix of ankle boots, clogs, sandals and wedges, mules come in an endless array of styles, from relaxed, casual looks to edgy, professional designs.

Metallic hues make any piece look festive and classy. This holiday season, give your fashionista shoes she can wear to every party, such as a pair of rose-gold, peep-toe mules. Elegant kitten heels make these black suede mules stand out, and its sleek contours give it a timeless beauty that will stay in style for many years to come.

Handbags

Whether she loves classic totes or trendy crossbody bags, stylish handbags are a practical and beautiful gift for the functional fashion-lover in your life.

1. Totes

Totes come in a huge variety of designs and styles, from hip camo bags to chic leather designs.

If your fashionista needs a bag to carry everything and anything, give her a tote that can handle it all. A camo cinched tote will carry her essentials in every situation, from a day walking around town to a long gym session.

For more understated look, consider a basic black leather tote. Easily upgraded by metal studs or subtle patterns, this over-the-shoulder bag will quickly become one of her cold-weather staples.

2. Clutches

Few pieces are as elegant as a classy clutch.

A colorful clutch instantly upgrades any wardrobe. Give the animal-print trend a fun twist with this sky-blue, snakeskin-printed clutch. If your fashionista loves pastels and hints of bright color, give her a lovely, rose-colored clutch that she can wear as a crossbody or wristlet.

3. Crossbody Bags

This season's crossbody bags are unique, versatile and the peak of style.

For a small and delicate take on the trend, look for envelope-style bags with edgy, slender chains — small enough to slip underneath winter coats, these little bags bring any wardrobe a trendy feel.

If your fashionista loves vintage vibes, give her a plaid crossbody bag. Warm and perfect for late-fall and winter weather, this beige and brown crossbody is effortlessly fun and classy.

Alternately, if she loves hip and contemporary fashion, try giving her an urban version of the crossbody trend. This black leather crossbody is ultra-cool and ultra-chic, perfect for a day in the city.

Accessories

No outfit is complete without a cute accessory. From warm beanies to bohemian scarves, these extra pieces tie a look together and bring a pop of color to your wardrobe.

1. Hats

Hats are back, and this season they are more elegantly-contoured and urban-influenced than ever before. Understated neutral tones are all over the runway, especially green khakis and smoky blacks.

When looking for the perfect hat for your fashionista, try one of these four on-trend styles.

  • Bucket hat: The bucket hat has graced fashion shows around the world. A new favorite for urban street style, a felt bucket hat is not only a warm accessory but this classy and understated hat also gives your look a simultaneous vintage and contemporary charm.
  • Wide-brim hat: The '80s have made a loud comeback. Besides bold colors and oversized coats, the movement has revived the wide-brim hat. Try finding a light khaki style for the ultimate fall-to-winter staple that goes with almost any look.
  • Newspaper boy hat: Charming and casual, the newsboy hat gives any winter ensemble look relaxed and effortless. Go for a fuzzy black style for ultimate street-style chic.
  • Berets: The icon of classic Parisian fashion, the beret has swept this season's runways, with brands like Chanel, Dior and Gucci putting their own spin on the trend. A charcoal-gray, wool version will keep your fashionista cozy and chic throughout the holidays.

If your fashion-forward friend loves bold patterns, look for hats with autumn-colored stripes or sleek checkered designs.

2. Scarves

Scarves

No cold-season wardrobe is complete without a few chic, cozy scarves. For the holidays, treat the fashion-lover in your life with a new on-trend scarf.

  • Soft cashmere: A cashmere scarf is one accessory that never seems to go out of style. Grab one in deep red or warm clay to give any winter wardrobe a touch of color.
  • Funky bohemian: Silk scarves with fun patterns have flooded the fashion runways. For the free-spirited, fashion-forward person on your holiday gift list, try picking up a soft, bohemian-print scarf for an excellent winter gift.
  • Animal print: From sleek snakeskin to luxurious jaguar, you will see this season's animal prints in every designer label. A warm, classic leopard-print scarf is a perfect addition to any stylish winter look.
  • Subtle plaid: Neutral, understated plaid patterns are an essential component of any fashionable holiday wardrobe. A simple black-and-white pattern makes this scarf a versatile staple.

Whatever type you choose, a new, stylish scarf is the perfect gift for the fashionable person on your list.

3. Backpacks

From shimmering nylon to classic leather, a sturdy and stylish backpack is one of this season's must-have accessories.

  • Chic leather: A leather backpack is a wardrobe essential. Fusing fashion with functionality, it can go with any outfit and complete any look. The warm tone and simple contours of this leather backpack bring instant sophistication to a cold or warm-season ensemble.
  • Urban nylon:Whether cute and mini-sized or durable and trendy, nylon backpacks are one of this season's staples. This small design features fun colored accents and gold detailing, while a more edgy grey design gives any wardrobe a hip upgrade.

A high-quality backpack is a perfect gift for the adventurous and practical fashionista in your life.

Outerwear

Cold weather means layering, and no fall or winter outfit is finished without a warm coat, sweater or cardigan. For a versatile and long-lasting gift, try one of this season's outerwear staples.

1. Sweaters

The holiday season is also sweater season. Nothing can quite match the cozy and comfortable warmth of a good sweater, the ideal option for sitting around a campfire or mingling at a holiday party.

Oversized, chunky knits are a guaranteed hit and work with most styles. For an even more on-trend look, try gifting a chic, autumn-colored turtleneck. Easily accessorized with gold hoops or a pendant necklace, this turtleneck takes the classic style and gives it a contemporary upgrade with a long scoop hemline and straight fit.

2. Cardigans

Cardigans

Combining the coziness of sweaters with the practicality of a coat, cardigans are the outerwear of choice for a girl on the go. With a cardigan, you can still comfortably wear your favorite autumn shirts and blouses well into the winter.

Like sweaters, cardigans come in an almost endless variety of styles and colors. For the girl who loves bold colors and standing out in a crowd, try gifting her a cheerful check cardigan as a statement piece.

With raised seams and a contemporary look, a curled pocket cardigan brings a professional note to the cardigan trend. Hitting just above the knee, this style of cardigan is universally flattering and can transition effortlessly from a day at the office to a night on the town.

This season, the longer a cardigan, the better — for an ultra-chic gift, grab a collared coatigan. This cardigan blends the professionalism of a blazer with the functionality of a winter coat, bringing cutting-edge elegance to any basic winter ensemble.

3. Ponchos and Shawls

A lightweight poncho or draping shawl is a beautiful transition piece from fall to winter. For warmer climates, they are the perfect outerwear all season long. Judging by street-style looks, the fashion world is well-aware of these versatile pieces, pairing them with everything from ripped jeans to classy dresses.

A shimmering turtleneck poncho with a silky fringe is a sophisticated and flattering gift for a fashionista of any age. Pair with black pants or a camel-colored skirt for a simple and urban outfit.

If ponchos aren't her style, you could give her another season staple — a minimalist shawl. Whether she loves solid, neutral tones or fun pops of color, you can find a stylish shawl that suits any fashion sense.

Jewelry

The classic holiday gift, jewelry is a perfect choice for the woman on your list who loves a touch of glamour in her wardrobe.

1. Earrings

Big, elegant earrings are the must-have statement piece of this holiday season. Shoulder-grazing hoops filled international runways, and delicate, low-hanging earrings are one of the hottest looks for this holiday season.

If your fashionista loves a touch of silver in her outfits, try giving her a pair of elegant, handmade crystalline earrings — a twist on the popular hoop trend, these earrings combine angles and curves for a lovely and striking effect.

2. Bracelets

A luxe bracelet is a perfect piece to take any outfit to the next level.

For the woman who's not afraid of a little gold, try gifting her with a golden, beaded wrap bracelet. This elegant and glamorous piece is especially stunning when worn with otherwise understated or neutral outfits, making it the perfect accessory for a ritzy holiday party.

For a subtler touch of gold, give her a minimalist brass bangle — the slim band of gold goes with any style. A silver unity bracelet is a unique and geometric piece that lends an effortless sophistication to both a holiday and professional wardrobe.

3. Necklaces

Necklaces

This season, necklaces are all about gold pendants and making statements.

If your fashionista loves statement jewelry, try giving her a wide gold collar or chain — perfect for wearing over sweaters, big statement pieces can easily make a day outfit ready for the evening.

For a more understated look, consider a long pendant necklace. Gold and brass are the metals of the season, so try giving a piece like a warm, brass chevron necklace. The simple lines of the piece make it classy and professional, something she can wear to work or a party without changing accessories.

Designer Styles at Affordable Prices

Designer Styles

With constantly shifting trends and an endless array of options, finding the perfect gift for the fashionable women in your life isn't always easy.

Let us make it easier. At Shoe-Inn, we offer the top designer styles at affordable prices. This means you can easily find the right presents for the style-conscious women on your list — without breaking your budget. We specialize in designer footwear, but our fashion-forward collection includes a broad selection of jewelry, outerwear, accessories and more.

Find the perfect holiday gift for your favorite fashionista — shop our new arrivals today!


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