In yesterday’s Business section of The New York Times in an article titled First on the list, A Blank, I was struck by the lack of the must-have item to close out 2013. Perhaps it’s a marketing miss or overall consumer apathy. Last year’s trends, those UGG boots I keep telling you not to get, candy-colored jeans, and tops with that billowy fabric attached to the arms, are just that, last year’s trends. And while you wouldn’t be caught dead in them, you wouldn’t want to – gasp! – gift them either.
Some even suggest that the ubiquity of gift and fashion showcases on the Internet makes it difficult for one item to shine. Today’s trends tend to zip out on a 140-character tweet, a filtered Instagram picture, or even a trendy blog. And now that you can actually shop directly from a loved Instagram outfit, liking a picture just became that much better, easier, and faster to get the look. Want to sign up? Like my picture on Instagram, then go to LiketoKnow.it, sign up, and get your daily dose. 1, 2, 3.
Traditionally, you would tear out a magazine sheet and walk into a well-merchandised store to get that outfit that is staring at you on the page. Clearly, you knew what the hot items were for that fill in the blank gift. Now trends blow up and explode before they die a fast death. See: curls in my hair, elbow-length knit gloves, the word chic, or Fashion’s Night Out. Dead.
How about you forget about the one big thing that everybody wants for Christmas? And just get what you want? Doesn’t that sound better? Today on the Fashion Hunter, I bring you the six days (oops that’s five days left) of gift must-haves, if for if nothing else, my top trends for the lack of a trend for the year.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, Six Sexy Stilettos, Five Golden Rings, Four Statement Collars, Three French Books, Two Turtlenecks, and An Anna in a Pear Tree.
marni collar // catbird ring // edie borgo ring // topshop ring // topshop spiral // janis savitt ring // jimmy choo stilettos on sale! // bernard maisner partridge in a pear tree puzzle // mua mua anna keychain// miss selfridge collar // lanvin note cards // The Little Black Jacket book // lanvin turtleneck// chanel boy bag
Shop the look.
And here for your Friday pleasure, is the memorable song that you may or may not want to sing to your husband, boyfriend, or best friend this weekend. Go ahead, song along.