Happy holidays, Too Hot Not to Cop readers. It’s that special time of year, when we present our holiday gift guide. Below, you’ll find clothing, shoes, and accessories perfect for your BFFs, sisters, and lady-loves. In fact, you’ll make any girl who’s a regular reader of this column smile on Christmas morning if she finds one of these items under the tree. So go ahead, pour yourself a cup of eggnog or mulled wine, shop in your underwear, and cop one of the gifts below. Happy holidays!
Leave it to Brit pop star Rita Ora to lend her cool-girl style to Adidas. The Adidas Originals track jacket is a classic, but the floral print makes it glamorous and fresh. The royal blue is a nice contrast to the ruby-red “Adidas” Trefoil on the back. This jacket would look just as great styled casually (with skinnies and kicks) or dressed up (worn over an LBD with bootie heels). Available at Adidas for $90.
The name says it all: If you’re looking to give a rad pair of winter sunglasses, the Vivien in “frost” is the way to go. This pair by Belgian brand Komono has just enough detail to help it standout against other winter accessories. The translucent white frame gives the retro-style round lenses a futuristic update. Scratch-resistance and UV400 protection means they’ll last well into summer. Available at Need Supply Co. for $60.
Club Monaco has updated the classic motorcycle jacket with this wool- and leather hybrid. The Cassia jacket features a flattering cropped silhouette and noteworthy details, like an asymmetrical zipper pocket and epaulets at the shoulders. It’s a slightly more casual update to the timeless jacket, and one that any girl would love. Available at Club Monaco for $398.
The Hartsfield Weekender Tote by Montreal’s luxe accessories label WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie creates a strong sense of wanderlust—or maybe it’s just lust. The classic streamlined shape means it will never go out of style. Italian leather details on the strap and bottom of the bag make it special enough to double as a day-bag on getaways. Available at WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie for $400.
Forgo the cheesy holiday sweater and cop your best girl this chunky knit pullover by L.A.-based textile and clothing designer Kieley Kimmel. The sweater made from Italian wool features an abstract diagonal pattern. A black and cream colorway means it will pair with just about anything in her closet. Available at Kieley Kimmel for $598.
A girl can never have too many pairs of kicks. The Air Force 1 Shanghai is a dark-mauve/grape colour, with patterned leather. True to Nike high-tops, the kicks feature a super comfy cushioned, rubber sole, as well as laces and Velcro straps for max support. This is a great non-black hue for winter that’ll also look awesome with spring’s pastel looks. Available at Net-a-Porter for $165.
Christmas pajamas are a must, and this J. Crew set is fun without veering on tacky. The soft cotton long-sleeve and leggings—complete with contrasting black neckline and drawstring waist—will remind you of childhood PJs. The holiday-light print is offbeat and fun. Available at J. Crew for $86.50.
Maybe it’s because FKA twigs is having a killer year, but suddenly, the septum ring is very, very hot. For ladies not ready to take the plunge, a septum cuff by L.A.-based Jennie Kwon Designs is the next best thing. This one is plated in 14 karat yellow gold and features three tiny diamonds at the centre. Super dainty and super pretty. Available at Catbird for $210.
This is the un-holiday dress, meaning it’s what a girl not wanting to do the “strapless brocade” thing on New Year’s would likely want to wear. From Finnish design house Samuji, the cotton dress features a painted black grid print on white, and the fit is loose and tunic-like. Three-quarter sleeves, side pockets, and a simple back zip closure give the dress a mod feel. Available at One of Few for $345.
Purveyor of beautiful things, Portland’s Alder & Co. has these toques (or beanies) in stock this winter. The hats are handmade in Chile and made of alpaca wool. The shape of the hat is what makes this one special: a slightly tighter opening to create a cute round shape. The oversized pom-pom up top also plays with proportions. Available at Alder & Co. for $145.