Every friend has that one special quality which we use as a guideline when buying gifts. There is the nerdy friend, the gym buff, the bearded guy… And, of course, there is the most glorious of them all, the red-carpet worthy fashionista. Theoretically, buying gifts for high-style ladies is simple – just buy something that has to do with fashion. Essentially, they fall into hard-to-please category, since the gifts must be spot on when it comes to trends and tastes. So, if fashion isn’t really your thing and you’re stuck somewhere between a mediocre store coupon and 2-for-the-price-of-one t-shirts, we’ll help you with a couple of ideas.
A Pair of Stylish Shoes
Marilyn Monroe was wrong singing that diamonds are girl’s best friends. She should have been singing about shoes. Really, women adore shoes, even the ones that are not so into “all that fashion hysteria”. When buying your fashionista friend shoes, you have to keep in mind the trends. Next year, for instance, the trendiest pairs will have pointy toes, open toes, multiple buckled straps, big buckles, laces, ankle straps, slip-ons, marabou trimmings, etc.
The One-and-Only LBD
Buying a dress for a fashion IT-girl can be a bit tricky; you can never be sure about the size, and if you are not that acquainted with fashion, you can never be sure about the trends. There is that one dress that is above all the other dresses, and it is her royal highness little black dress. For a finishing touch, find a curve-embracing girdle to go with her LBD, and your friend is bound to love it.
A Fashion-Inspired Gala
Every girl deserves to go to a ball, and fashion girls the most. So, if you want a truly original gift that she’ll never forget, organize a fashion event, with a mini-fashion show, some stylish exhibition and trendy dress code. Keep in mind that everything should be spot on; check out some popular party venues to get a clear picture of how a luxurious space should look like and book a good caterer that can make fashion-inspired bites.
Take Her to the Fashion Sanctuary
If you are searching for a true jaw-dropper, look no further than the tickets to Fashion Week. Even if she’s already been there a thousand times, she’ll always want to go again and catch up with the latest trends. Book your tickets ahead or get involved into contests that offer Fashion Week tickets.
The chances are that she’s probably seen them all by now, but maybe not on Blu-ray. Try to make a collection of movies that revolve around fashion. Some of the chosen could be The Devil Wears Prada, Coco Before Chanel, Unzipped, Funny Face, Bill Cunningham New York, Clueless, etc. A fashion magazine subscription is another good idea.
New Additions for Her Jewelry Box
Jewelry was always the best gift for ladies. If you are not very sure what your glam girl likes to wear, get inspired by current trends. This year, that would be choker necklaces, one-ear earring, statement rings, hair jewelry, etc.
Style Her Up
It is highly likely that your fashionista has her style just right, but there is nothing wrong with a bit of beauty pampering. Get her an appointment with a hairstylist (if nothing else, just for some recovery treatment), or treat her to manicure, pedicure and facial, and she’ll worship you to the end of her days. Just make sure that the beauty salon you choose is trustworthy and reputable. It wouldn’t hurt if they serve a glass of wine with every treatment.
These were our top choices for fashionista-worthy gifts. Hopefully, both you and your bestie will like them. If not, at least we sparked your imagination, you may get a few excellent ideas of your own.
Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer from Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design he worked as a fashion stylist for few local fashion events. Beside fashion and styling, he enjoys traveling around exotic destinations and discovering new vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his personal styling business.
Love the tips!