Thanks to the ever-changing world of social media, our personal style, interests, and vibes today are in constant flux. One day we’re in love with minimalist elegance and quiet luxury; the next we’re drawn to wildly whimsical patterns and embellishments. And this perpetual evolution, influenced by our curated Explore pages, is transforming our approach to gift-giving. Instead of simply “What might they need?” we now ask ourselves, “What aesthetic are they vibing with right now?” And honestly, isn’t it truly delightful to be able to nail that?
So for this holiday season—since you’re the type of friend who understands your besties intimately—you’re a step ahead. You’re all in on items that align with their obsessions even before they’ve fully delved into them—basically, a walking algorithm, but with style. This allows you to ditch the guesswork and embrace an aesthetic-based gifting approach that makes the process as much fun as it is thoughtful.
And who better to assist in this delightful endeavor than kate spade new york? Whether your girlies are currently into with the elegant-wit look, gearing up for a glamorous black-tie affair (whether or not they’ve RSVP’d), or hot on the season’s It color palette of all things red, the brand’s latest collection is here to help you make sure your gifts are both on point and on vibe. So without further ado, let’s dive into the place where presents meet personal aesthetics.
Wit & Whimsy
Fanciful yet refined, this aesthetic embraces the playful side of elegance. Think of it as dressing up for a magical evening in the city, with a charming twist. One where a rhinestone-decked crew-neck sweater levels up the look of a voluminous chrysanthemum-motif bubble skirt, say. And a classic black top-handle box bag surprises with a quirky fortune-teller spinner—so fun. Now imagine finishing off the look with ribbon-inspired satin flats in a vivid hot-pink hue. Downright darling, yeah?
This aesthetic is about making an unforgettable impression and transforming ordinary days into extraordinary ones with megawatt pieces. Picture a striped button-down top, but not without a sprinkle of crystals on its collar, and a pencil skirt made more romantic with an oversized bow gracing its waist. The final touches? A pair of kitten heels bedazzled with crystals, and a shiny patent top-handle bag that embodies timeless luxury.
The color of confidence is making waves this season. Across designer runways, from the designer runways, red is more than just a color—it’s a vibe all its own. Adopt this fierce aesthetic with a brocade-printed suit at the year’s most festive events. On the off chance that’s not bold enough, supplement with crystal-covered red Mary Janes that fully light up a room.
Laura Lajiness Kaupke is a freelance writer and editor covering fashion, accessories, and lifestyle topics, including beauty, home, fitness, and travel. You can see her work across various outlets, including VOGUE, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, Marie Claire, InStyle, Glamour, Esquire, Women’s Health, Brides, The Zoe Report, Popsugar, Refinery 29, Coveteur, Byrdie, Well+Good, The Editorialist, among other titles and brands. Laura has worked in the fashion industry for over 11 years and held senior fashion editor positions at Popsugar and The Zoe Report, with additional experience as a copywriter and fashion publicist.