My idea of the perfect gift doesn’t change too much from year to year, and there’s a reason for that. I think classic items that endure over time truly make the best presents. The trick is finding something that is useful to the recipient while still being exciting to open. For me, soft cashmere knits, Italian leather flats, and delicate layering jewelry epitomize this mix of practicality and luxury. From the quality of the materials to the pared down design, these items will stand the test of time in a woman’s wardrobe, elevating everything she owns.
This winter I focused our knitwear collection on substantial sweaters with amped up texture. Oversized ribbed turtlenecks, thick-collar crewnecks, and soft yak sweater coats really make a statement. I love these luxurious knits with everything from cashmere sweatpants for a cozy night in to a pair of satin pants or a crepe skirt for a holiday party. Giving clothing as gifts can be tricky but thanks to the easy fit of these sweaters, you can hardly go wrong with sizing.
For jewelry, I always love Stacy Nolan’s huggie earrings which hug your ears instead of dangling so you can wear them anywhere on your ear. A couple of simple gold hoops—maybe even with diamonds—really do a lot to make your everyday uniform feel special and a bit glamorous. Stacy’s earrings start at just $65 and go up over $500 depending on the materials, so you have plenty of options for gifts.
When it comes to shoes, our d’Orsay flats and mule slides go with everything and are as comfortable as they are elegant. This winter we have them in a range of materials and colors, from red velvet to white shearling. When it comes to gifts though, classic tan suede or black leather are always a good choice. You can never go wrong with neutrals! XXJKE
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