The 12 Gift Guides of Christmas | truelane
The 12 Gift Guides of Christmas | truelane

When I was a teenager and just getting into fashion, I wanted the craziest pieces in my wardrobe I could find. I looked to celebrities for fashion inspiration and went thrifting all the time to replicate their style. The biggest designers I could afford were Rebecca Minkoff, and only when she was on a 60% off sale. Even though I can afford what I want these days, I still like to find unexpected pieces in my stocking that are a little flashier or glitzier than I'd normally go for—receiving fashion pieces from friends or family gives me a little reminder to have fun with my style, especially during the holiday season. Here's to keeping things merry and bright.

1. Embellished beanie$9
2. Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack$275
3. BaubleBar tassel earring gift set$58
4. Rent the Runway gift cardvaried
5. New York: Through a Fashion Eye$25
6. Zac Posen handbag$160
7. Jeffrey Campbell flats$135
8. Leopard-print mittens$15
9. Fossil hybrid smartwatch$155