Sarah Rutson, Vice President of Global Buying, Net-A-Porter
“For the holidays my head is in two places: keeping warm and also all of the events and parties. So, with that in mind, I’m eyeing the fuchsia satin Carrie shoe from our exclusive range by Sarah Jessica Parker. As satin is such big news for next season, I know I’ll get great longevity out of these shoes. I am just obsessed by them!” SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Carrie satin pumps, $355, net-a-porter.com.
“I’ve got my eye on Perfect Moment’s Star II Intarsia merino wool jumpsuit. I can wear it around the house and be comfortable by the fire on cozy days at home without feeling like I’m in some awful oversized onesie. When I go skiing I’ll wear it under my gear to keep me warm on the slopes. It’s a chic piece for winter with an interesting graphic print.” Perfect Moment Star II intarsia merino wool jumpsuit, $450, net-a-porter.com.
“Lastly, I’m coveting Altuzarra‘s moonshine embellished asymmetric stretch-silk dress. I always pack a black cocktail dress when I go away as you never no what might pop up at last minute! The perfect black cocktail dress can take you anywhere without feeling over or underdressed no matter the event. I can also throw a huge sweater over it and pair it with black thigh boots for winter days and then wear it with a white t-shirt underneath during the summer. I love something that will give me a lot of wear and versatility in my wardrobe, asymmetric hems are also a big trend for next season.” Altuzarra moonshine embellished tulle-trimmed asymmetric stretch-silk dress, $1,795, net-a-porter.com.
Chloe Sippe, General Merchandising Manager, Moda Operandi
“I will be adding some festive bling to my holiday outfits with these les bonbons from Rebecca de Ravenel – the chic alternative to a Christmas sweater.” Rebecca De Ravenel M’O exclusive les bonbons twightlight earrings, $895, modaoperandi.com. “The ultimate holiday gift for any true New Yorker is a night at the Lincoln Centre to watch The Nutcracker from the private seats of the legendary George Balanchine, with backstage tour and a meet-and-greet with the iconic Sugarplum Fairy.” New York City Ballet M’O Exclusive: The Nutcracker Experience For Two, $13,500; modaoperandi.com.
“Should I ever be stranded in the wild (or home for the holidays,) I would hope to have this monogrammed survival kit by my side – stylish preparation for any major disaster (or the safer alternative to a family game of Monopoly).” Preppi the prepster 3-day luxe survival kit, $595, modaoperandi.com.
Kate Foley, Contributing Fashion Director, Vestiaire Collective
“The most amazing and luxurious pair of silk pajamas you could ever own! I’m a huge fan of Yayoi Kusama, so to sleep in these would be a dream.” Louis Vuitton silk shirt, $1,157.12; vestiarecollective.com.
“This Paco Rabanne dress is totally amazing, it’s the perfect holiday party dress. I think you can guarantee that you’ll have a wild and wonderful night wearing this!” Paco Rabanne maxi dress, $828.13, vestiarecollective.com.
Candice Fragis, Buying and Merchandising Director, Farfetch.com
“I have a thing for sunglasses and will buy them all through the year. At the moment, I have these in my wish list, waiting to gift myself. I love the color and the exaggerated shape!” Stella McCartney rounded aviators, farfetch.com.
“For gifting, I especially like the collaboration we are exclusively representing by Opening Ceremony x UMD. Each piece is customizable, which is the perfect touch to gift something unique and personal.” Opening Ceremony x UMD, prices vary, farfetch.com. “This cashmere jumpsuit by Le Kasha is the ultimate winter warmer for nights in by the fire during the holiday season.” Le Kasha ‘Lima’ jumpsuit, $811.88, farfetch.com.
Natalie Kingham, Buying Director, MatchesFashion.com
“I am definitely more of a flats girl these days, which I swap out for flatforms when I want a bit more height – comfort is key. These Toga pumps add a bit more of a statement appeal to polished looks – a pair of cropped trousers will showcase the ladylike T-bar strap perfectly.” Toga mirrored-heel leather pumps, $604, matchesfashion.com.
“Suiting was a key trend for AW16 and Isa Arfen‘s tailored checked wool trousers are an effortless way to offer a feminine look for the office. They have a sharply pleated front to draw attention to the flattering high-rise fit, and hit at the slimmest part of your leg. Build on the retro feel with an off-the-shoulder blouse and chunky shoes.” Isa Arfen checked wool trousers, $741, matchesfashion.com.
“I love shirts, whether crisp and white, or loose and feminine like this one. I always look to Palmer Harding for inspiration. Their innovative tailoring and dramatic silhouettes define this brand and their take on the classic shirt has been selling out fast. Layer it over ankle-length trousers for a contemporary work week look – a camel-hued pair will look particularly fresh.” Palmer Harding extended square-hem cotton-poplin shirt, $597, matchesfashion.com.
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