Simplifying your shopping experience is our number one goal, which is why we stop at nothing to bring you the best holiday gift guides every year. For the next eight days--yes, eight!--we'll show you a slew of fabulous gift ideas that are sure to suit all the wonderful personalities in your life. And who knows, you might even find a few items to put on your own wish list!
To kick things off, we're turning the spotlight on a true fashion fanatic: the Up-and-Comer. Whether she's an aspiring editor, stylist, or designer, she is known for her rising talent and impeccable sense of style-much like Chloe Moretz! In addition to her vast knowledge of the coolest collaborations and of-the-moment trends, she has an appreciation for little luxuries, like a Rodarte t-shirt or Kenzo keychain. We've got all of that and more in today's roundup, plus, you'll be happy to know that everything in this story is under $150. Read on for all of our suggestions and don't miss today's slideshow filled with even more amazing and affordable gifts for the Up-and-Comer!
What to Buy
Bass x Rachel Antonoff Maebird Oxfords ($129) in Black/Clear
The Up-and-Comer is always up to speed on the latest collaborations, making these adorable Bass x Rachel Antonoff oxfords the ideal gift. Crafted from black patent leather and clear vinyl, the menswear-inspired shoes have a modern look that is completely on-point. We love them in black, but they're also available in a playful mix of teal, nude, and yellow too.
Kenzo Gri-Gri Key Ring ($60)
This stylephile may have her eye on the season's must-have RTW pieces, but little designer luxuries make her swoon too. Keeping that in mind, we think this Kenzo tiger keychain has the Up-and-Comer's name all over it.
Rodarte Rohearte Text Tee ($115)
Kate and Laura Mulleavy's witty logo tees are a fashion world favorite, and we're confident the Up-and-Comer will heart this one too. It's incredibly soft and will make the perfect addition to what is surely an already amazing t-shirt collection. She'll be in good company too: Kirsten Dunst, Rihanna, and Dakota Fanning have all been spotted in versions of this must-have tee.
M.A.C. Nail Polish ($16) in Everything That Glitters
The Up-and-Comer loves a playful manicure, which means she is constantly experimenting with the season's newest lacquers. A polish that shimmers, like M.A.C.'s Everything That Glitters, is right up her alley. The deep purple hue contains flecks of multicolored glitter and a pearlescent finish that changes colors depending on the light.
2ME Gold Studs and Leather iPhone Cover ($133)
Just like the Up-and-Comer, this leather iPhone cover is equal parts edgy and chic. Plus, the quilted design hits on a major trend for fall-another small touch she is sure to appreciate.
Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Skinny Stretch Legging Pant ($98)
A fun and fearless fashion girl at heart, the Up-and-Comer often embraces bold, look-at-me pieces. Printed pants, like these skinny corduroy leggings by Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, certainly fall under that category. Even better: the artisanal motif is in perfect keeping with the season's baroque trend.
BCBGMaxazria Studded Retro Headphones ($68)
When it comes to today's giftee, no detail goes unnoticed, so we're positive she'll dig these uber-stylish headphones. Thanks to the luxurious studding, listening to music has never looked so chic!
Madewell Letterman Sweater-Jacket ($138)
Chances are the Up-and-Comer in your life is pining after a varsity jacket-the outerwear has, after all, reached wardrobe essential status this season-so why not bring a smile to her face with this comfy version from Madewell? The sporty staple will fast become her closet go-to.--Jessica Baker
OVM by James Jean Lyrical Printed Clear Pouch ($95)
Featuring one of James Jean's awe-inspiring illustrations-the designer was a former DC Comics artist-this stylish carrier can double as a makeup bag or striking clutch. If the Up-and-Comer doesn't already know about Jean's covetable line of jewelry, scarves, and other accessories, we can assure you she will quickly become a fan after spotting this pouch.
Image of Chloe Moretz, courtesy of Splash News