We are creatures of habit. It seems that holiday
season, we gravitate to the same outfits, colour
schemes and routines. A quick study of fashion
websites shows that red is red hot, and gold
Sameness is comforting and the busier our
lives, the more we rely on old favourites.
But don’t forget to play. There’s value in
nostalgia, but little tweaks can really elevate
Making small changes to your go-to hairstyle,
holiday accessories or favourite gifts are special
treats to yourself, low-commitment ways to try
new trends and give loved ones a little surprise.
(And everyone likes a little surprise or two.)
Make the French your new go-to. (We’ll help.
Our experts show you how, page 25.)
For parties, give your little black or red
dress a rest and wear patterned or glittery pants.
Whether you’re a 20-something or 60-plus,
fancy pants look sharp with a button-up blouse
or a cozy sweater. ( The Kit’s picks, page 42.)
And whether you prefer luxury gifts or crafts
made by loving hands, look to new sources for
gift-giving this year.
Our gift guide was photographed by The
Coveteur and begins on page 51. In it, you’ll
find a Prada wallet beside a pair of cufflinks
from Etsy. I like to think both are great gifts for
a stylish guy. Talk about a sense of play.
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