Holiday Gift Guide: The Trendsetter

Toss the oversize sweaters this holiday season and give into winter’s hottest trends: neon pink lipstick, biker jackets, black lace…it’s time to step out of your comfort zone with these crave-worthy styles! Still figuring out what you want for the holidays? There’s no better time to ask for the latest looks. Back away from a conventional winter wardrobe, and prepare to make an entrance with these trendsetting gift ideas. 


Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fuschia – $6 –

Neon pink lips were all the rage on the runways of the Spring / Summer 2011 fashion shows. The key to making a powerful pout work is minimal eye makeup (think a few coats of mascara) and keeping your hair neatly pulled back. Revlon made this trend affordable when it introduced its ColorBurst lipstick in fuschia for just $6! Give your risk-taking friends the chance to try this look without breaking the bank.

Chain Shoulder Biker Jacket – $310 – Topshop

Detailed biker jackets are a fun play on the traditional leather jacket. This short biker jacket drips with gold chains at the shoulders, taking this piece from tough to contemporary with just a few details!

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Faux-Fur Gloves – $30 – 

An affordable way to try the fur trend, LOFT‘s faux-fur gloves add an elegant detail to even the dowdiest winter jacket. The faux-fur at the cuff doesn’t just look sophisticated, it will keep your hands extra warm as you shuffle from post-holiday sale to…more sales! 

Shutter Suedette Wedges – $27 – Forever 21 

It’s no secret that Forever 21‘s success has something to do with allowing fashionistas to try trends for less. These suede wedges are no exception. Available in gray and black, these 4" high wedge heels will heat up the winter blues with a strappy peeptoe front. 


Black Lace Babydoll Nightie – $70 – TopShop 

Celebrities have shown their adoration for black lace all over the red carpet. From Kristen Stewart to Jessica Biel, there are few stars who haven’t tried their hand at this trend, and mastered it. Slip into this lace babydoll nightie with delicate ribbon straps, and dream about your red carpet moment. Or wear it as a top paired with leggings and a cashmere cardigan for a touch of sexiness. 

LaROK Sequin Skirt – $198 – Nordstrom 

Sequins are the easiest way to look hot on a frigid winter night. This black sequined miniskirt takes a page straight from the rock ‘n’ roll handbook. Super short to show off your legs, an exposed zipper in the back adds an industrial touch. Pair this skirt with black tights or over the knee boots.