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10 holiday gifts for the most stylish woman in your life

Your most fashionable friend is no longer the hardest to go holiday shopping for. We’ve scoured Wantering to find gifts that even the most discerning sartorial eye will fall in love with. From stunning pieces of jewelry to cozy must-haves for winter, check out our Dear Wantering Gift Guide with Kay Jewelers, Kate Spade New York, and Club Monaco.             

Chic Baubles with Kay Jewelers

When figuring out what type of jewelry to surprise her with, think of her everyday style and look for something that will fit into her wardrobe. Before you select a piece of jewelry for a woman, think of when and where she’ll wear it. For the perfect gift, match her style with our top two picks below.

1) Kay Jewelers’ Love Knot Earrings in Sterling Silver are for the woman who loves to add an easy, classic accent to her outfit. She can go from work to a holiday party without changing accessories. 

2) Kay Jewelers’ Triangle Necklace in 14K Yellow Gold is modern and minimalist, complementing a holiday party LBD or dressed-up jumpsuit.

Arm Candy

Invest in a quality timepiece that she’ll keep for years to come. Gift her a gold or silver watch with a leather strap for timeless staple you she’ll love. Or, if you know she’s more of a risk taker, get her a watch with funky accents, such as rainbow glitter or polka dots. 

3) The Kate Spade Metro Grand Watch is a neutral watch that she can pair with jeans and a t-shirt for an effortless and casual look. 

4) The Kate Spade Rumsey Watch features a polka dot rubber strap, that your quirky girlfriend will rock with confidence. 

5) The Citizen Bangle Watch from Kay Jewelers is delicate and feminine, ideal for the friend who keeps her wardrobe simple and sophisticated.

6) Kate Spade’s Pave Interchangable Metro Watch makes a wrist party statement, adding extra glitter to her look for the next girls’ night out. 


Winter Whites

When the temperatures drop, there’s nothing better than keeping warm and looking chic. Gift her one of these ultimate winter white must-haves below.

7) The Club Monaco Darci Scarf ties in one of the season’s hottest runway trends: fringe. 

8) Kay Jewelers’ Love Bracelet in 14k White Gold is for the girl who’s a romantic at heart. 

9) Kay Jewelers’ 14K White Gold Hoop Earrings are showstoppers. Their twist rope design makes them a versatile piece of jewelry for any occasion.

10) The Club Monaco Eleta Cashmere Hat is topped off with a shearling pom-pom, perfect for the friend who has a fun and playful style.

Did you find a gift that you think she’ll love this holiday? Tweet us @Wantering and let us know which ones you’ll be giving.    


Layering Like A Prep

And Other Things You Can Learn From A J.Crew Catalog 

Now that the cold weather has finally set in, layering is essential to not only looking good but to staying warm also. But what’s the right way to layer without looking like a hot mess? First of all start with slim layers. Don’t wear a bunch of heavy weight fabrics that will make you look bulky. For this outfit I layered a wool topcoat over a slim cardigan and slim button-down. The mixed fabrics too, add texture to the look but because they are fitted, they don’t add bulk. You’ll also want to make sure your layers are coordinated. Here I mixed a small scale print with a bigger print and then balanced it all out with a neutral solid. Too much pattern can be a distraction so it’s key to balance your layers. I went with a simple pair of distressed light denim and dark brown suede boots to finish off my layered look. What are your favorite ways to layer?


Express Jacket  //  Denim & Supply Cardigan  //  Descendant Of Thieves Shirt  //  Denim & Supply Jeans  //  Coach Boots  //  Club Monaco Hat



Your Casual Friday Sneaker

It’s Suede. It’s Colorful. It’s What You Need.

Some people (my parents) are of the mindset that sneakers are only for the gym, or athletic activities, or like basically not for “going out.” But ever since the cool dad made New Balance’s a thing for everyday fashun, I think most people are starting to see them as an alternative to the casual dress shoe. In a city where I’m always on the go, sneakers a huge part of my every day, but that doesn’t mean it should look like I didn’t bother to get dressed. Take a simple suede trainer like these retro-ish Puma’s and pair them with slim jeans and a sweater, or even trousers and a button down, and you can still achieve a look that’s appropriate for running around town or going to the office. When all else fails, throwing on a topcoat is a surefire way to make you look more “dressed up.” This is an outfit I wore for a lazy Friday brunch (read: curing my hangover). Simple, comfortable, but STILL sophisticated. What does your casual Friday look like?


Club Monaco (Similar) Hat  //  ASOS (Similar) Sweater  //  Lucky Brand Jeans  //  Puma Shoes  //  Express (Similar) Jacket