Holiday Sweets

Pretty pink faux fur vest, plush sherpa sweatshirt, the perfect white booties, denim finished with pearl and gem sprinkles, and a pom pom beanie on top…this look is as sweet as it is simple. It’s also an outfit made up of five great gift ideas that you can pick and choose from — for those on your list or maybe even yourself.

Warm Up With Wintery Whites

With colder days ahead, it’s easy to bundle up in deeper, darker tones. But I’ve given myself a challenge. It’s to keep my favorite white denim pieces in fall-into-winter wardrobe rotation — only finished with a chunky sweater and booties. There’s something irresistibly refreshing, and even a touch luxe, about mixing shades from crisp white to cozy cream. And I for one am going to indulge!

Playful Plaid

Just as gingham is a quintessential summer pattern, plaid is all about fall. Historically plaid has been a checkered or tartan twilled cloth, typically made of wool. The Scottish word “plaide” dates from the 16th century. Think kilts (Outlander!), scarves and windblown moors. And yes, school uniforms! Maybe that’s why I loved this classic pattern even as a high schooler? This fall, plaid is making a serious style statement in unexpected color combinations and silhouettes. And I for one couldn’t be happier.