As we countdown to Christmas, we're hoping for a sartorial miracle and putting the final flourishes on wish-lists filled to the brim with lust-worthy items from all our favorite friends (a little Proenza Schouler, some Givenchy, and a dash of 3.1 Phillip Lim!). However, we know what always makes these perfect pieces merry and bright is not just their lovely craftsmanship and delightful design, but also (and just as importantly!) the ways in which they're styled. Luckily, this month's set of stalkees provides us with the perfect dose of insight as they have each come up with a personal way to wear some of our favorite winter trends. Whether they're cozying up to spotted styles, perking up a neutral canvas with statement jewels, or boldly breaking rules by mixing neutrals, they're proving to be our gift of inspiration beneath the proverbial tree. So while you're writing your list and checking it twice, don't forget to check out this month's Style Stalker for a glimpse at all that is stylish and nice!

Leopard accents add intrigue to casual wear.
As self-proclaimed devotees of animal prints, we were thrilled when we came across Rebecca, 28, from Los Angeles, and her leopard shorts. We love how she created an unexpected and interesting daytime look by mixing in this on-trend pattern with a cozy sweater and opaque black tights. You, too, can update your casual Sunday wear by throwing Sass & Bide's Camden Crawl Shorts ($170) over a pair of American Apparel's Opaque Pantyhose ($14). Then just bundle up in a cozy sweater like Rebecca's