Holiday shopping is in full swing! Get started now and finish fast with unique and affordable ideas from DC’s East Coast Chic 2011 gift list! See items already mentioned in ECC’s own Wish List and additional must-have pieces. The best part, all gifts are under $100! Whether you are building your own list or buying gifts for friends and family there is something just right for all of the stylish people in your life.
ASOS Polka Dot Skinny Tie ($10.91)
You shouldn’t limit yourself when it comes to accessories. If a necklace is your usual ensemble embellishment do something different to accentuate your neckline. Of course, the next in line would seem to be a scarf, but why not be unconventional and go with a necktie! This polka dot skinny tie is much more in proportion with a woman’s shape and size and the pattern makes it versatile. Menswear on women is modern and this tie takes that staple style concept one fashion forward step further.
LuLu*s YouCube Square Ring ($11)
This square ring is super unique in silver or gold. Jewelry can enhance an outfit or completely change it. Wear with a modern ensemble to stay streamline or add it to an old school look to keep it updated. A piece like this is definitely a conversation starter, so be ready to meet and mingle!
American Apparel Twist Scarf ($14)
Headbands are so sweet, but can often be somewhat uncomfortable. This soft twist scarf easily wraps around your head to create an array of hair-raising looks. Style into a childlike bow, form funky bunny ears or fold the ends down-and-around for a turban feel. Also wear around your neck as a bowtie (with a low cut top – so sexy). The twist scarf comes in many colors, prints and materials to suit anyone’s sense of style.
American Apparel Unisex Hooded Scarf ($22)
Scarves are the ultimate accessory for the winter season and this one is even more versatile with an attached hood. The scarf is available in a rainbow of colors whether you prefer a more loud or neutral hue. Often we women don’t want to wear hats because of the effect they have on our hair. The lightweight material of this scarf will keep you warm without flattening your do.
Urban Outfitters Ecote Studded Fanny Pack ($29)
East Coast Chic previously posted about fashion forward fanny packs. This studded fanny in black or olive gives any outfit and edge, while staying stylish. The fanny pack is a comfortable alternative to carrying the contents of your often heavy and oversized handbag. It allows you to take only what you need, which also makes you look less high-maintenance. Also check out some of ECC’s other favorite fashionable fannies.
ASOS Wool Mix and Leather Elbow Patch Gloves ($32.72)
Gloves are a cold weather accessory that everyone needs and no one puts a lot of thought into. Your outerwear should look just as together as your underwear (what’s under the outerwear I mean). It is sometimes difficult for outwear to stay stylish and keep you comfortably warm. Neither warmth nor fashion is sacrificed with these though. The length of the gloves, as well as the sweet spot leather detail at the elbow screams sophistication! Wear over a long-sleeve top without a jacket as the season starts to change and under a coat once winter arrives.
Forever 21 Blazers ($20-$45)
A blazer can take any ensemble anywhere. Forever 21 is known for their wide variety of affordable and current fashion, but their selection of blazers alone is extensive. With all styles under $50 you can find blazers from classic cuts and colors to boyfriend styles in bold shades to cropped coats with elaborate embellishments. Find other options with details including sequins, printed lining and two-tone fashions. For this price it is worth wishing for multiple blazers this season.
American Apparel Unisex Rugby Polo ($45)
This preppy striped top is unisex, but can be made sexy on women in by wearing in multiple ways. For a more laid back look get a larger size to wear over skinnies and boots or looser fitting jeans and belt at the waist. Make chic with a small size and tuck into anything high-waisted. Again, menswear on women is and will always be super stylish, whether worn in a professional or casual way.
TOMS Wrap Boots ($98)
TOMS cool, casual shoe styles and one for one philosophy makes them a win-win when finding footwear. You normally see the classic TOMS roaming the streets in the summer, but now wear them all year long with TOMS wrap boots. These almost athletic looking wrap boots can be worn at any height from tall to short and with anything from skinnies to shorts. The neutral colors like black, brown and green are easy to add to any ensemble, but if you want something different do the red or navy to break away from the usual boot hues. Oh…did I mention they are vegan, which makes them even better!
Piperlime Sherpa Maxi Vest ($99)
Sherpa is definitely in right now, which automatically makes this vest a style statement. The length, however, is what makes the vest so very lux and the color is what keeps it classic. Try wearing open over a bulky sweater for a casual look or belted at the waist over a woven or turtleneck to make it fitted and fancy. No matter what you put with it, the ultra-long piece is perfect for layering all season long.
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