ESSENCE Style Gift Guide

Our fashion gurus let you in on what they covet most this season.

ESSENCE.COM Dec, 24, 2013

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"My wardrobe must-haves are timeless with polished detail."

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Dress, Tracy Reese, $468, NYC, 212-807-0505.

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Bangle, Swarovski, $260,

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Clutch, Tiffany & Co., price upon request,

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Pumps, Stuart Weitzman, $385,

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Set of 3 printed notebooks, Lanvin, $290,

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"Minimal pieces with personality that add a funky twist work for me."

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"A beautiful and unexpected holiday dress you can wear all year round. The print is insane!"

Wax print dress, Stella Jean, $720,

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"I obsessed with collecting books and this one about Dior's iconic 1950's and 60s gowns is a must-have for any fashion girl's library."

Dior Glamour, Rizzoli, $115,

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"For every pair of Ivory + Mason glasses sold, a visually impaired child gets one. Gifts that give back are very important to me."

Glasses, ivory + mason, $125,

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"I finally found the perfect work tote big enough to fit my lap top but chic enough to wear to happy hour. And adding a monogram really makes it mine."

Leather tote and custom lettering, iomoi, $398 and $48,

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"My mom doused herself in this when I was a child, so it gives me warm and fuzzy nostalgic feelings I can take with me everywhere."

"No. 5" Eau de Parfum, Chanel, $130 for 3.4 oz,

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"I love bold statement-makers with an inspirational edge."

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Floral necklace, Freedom at Topshop, $56, Spike necklace, 8 Other Reasons, $60,

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"A tuxedo style jumpsuit is a chic alternative to a cocktail dress for all those holiday engagements."

Tuxedo jumpsuit, Mango, $120,

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Top Yoana Baraschi, $250, Flair, Stony Brook, NY, 631-689-2992.

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Pants, Yoana Baraschi, $240, Flair, Stony Brook, NY, 631-689-2992.

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"I can instantly add a little edge and polish to any look with this black leather collar."

Leather dickie, $195,

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Box sign, Primitives by Kathy, $30,

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"I've been searching hi and low for the perfect chunky knit, and I think I've found it! Super cozy and will take me through many cold seasons."

Cashmere cable knit sweater, Iris & Ink, $295,

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"I'm a makeup junkie! I love this beautiful brush set and the case can double as an evening clutch this holiday season."

Make-up brush set, Sephora, $59,

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Boots, BCBGMaxAzria, $595,

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"This bucket bag is sleek and minimal on the outside but I love the pop of color inside. It's an everyday bag that would secretly reflect my personality. "

leather bucket bag, Mansur Gavriel, $495,

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"I can make a statement with my outerwear and be on trend with this checked cape!"

Wool cape, Zara, $269,

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"These are perfect treats for chic homebodies like me!"

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Pajama set, Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection, $80, banana

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Pajama set, Banana Republic L'Wren Scott Collection, $80, banana

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"Another great comparable for the for $998 Alejandro Ingelmos shoes we shot in our November issue Coat Check story!"

Tie-front suded pump, Zara, $119,

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Swarovski crystal encrusted iPad case, Crystal Roc, price available upon request,

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"After watching the Diana Vreeland The Eye has to Travel documentary I can't wait to get my hands on this book to read all of her memos during her Vogue years and get inspired all over again."

Diana Vreeland Memos: The VOGUE Years, $55,

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Sandals, Coye Nokes, $395,

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Earrings, Sarah Aghili, $13,

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"This Dorothy Perkins dress is the perfect look-for-less option to the Stella McCartney dress I've been coveting."

Fit-and-flare-dress, Dorothy Perkins, $57,

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"30th Anniversary" candle, Ralph Lauren Home, $75,

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Gold mesh watch, Flud Watches, $90,

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"Love the new take on the moto jacket with this cool black and white ombre effect."

Wool moto jacket, GAP, $128,