As I’ve gotten older and narrowed down my personal style more and more, I’ve definitely adopted a “fewer, better” mindset when it comes to the items that enter my closet. Instead of buying several pairs of inexpensive winter boots that will inevitably fall apart by the end of the season, I’ll save up to invest in that one pair that I will be able to wear and use for years to come. As I’ve been on this quest of being a more thoughtful shopper, I’ve found brands along the way that fit my personal style and fall into that category of timeless, high quality products that I love. Cole Haan is one of those brands for me. I had a pair of ballet flats that I wore for years before ballet flats sort of faded and mules came into style. I also have a pair of their classic white sneakers that I love for the spring and summer. I’ve even gotten Mike hooked on their shoes – he recently got a pair of their brown leather sneakers and has worn them every day since we bought them (that is not an exaggeration – he’s worn them for about a month straight!).
Since it’s a brand that I know will stand up to the test of time (and many wears!), I want to share a few gift ideas for you to consider this holiday season. Cole Haan has created a few gift guides to make shopping even easier! I love when brands do this because it’s so helpful to see the best items gathered together, instead of spending hours scouring websites looking for that one thing. As I was browsing through them, my eye went straight to the Women’s Innovator Gift Guide because it’s full of items that are stylish and practical. That’s what you want when investing in outerwear and footwear – something you’ll reach for time and again.
My favorite items from the gift guide:
Let’s first have a moment of silence for how stinkin’ gorgeous these boots are. What I love about them is that they’re a winter boot but they don’t require a foot of snow on the ground for them to make sense to wear. They pair great with jeans and keep my feet nice and toasty warm. I also love that they have just a touch of shearling on the outside, but aren’t covered in fur! They would be a great gift for anyone, from the outdoorsy explorer to the city slicker.
We all know my love for sneakers runs deep. If I had to pick one type of shoe to wear for the rest of my life, it would be sneakers. What I like about these Oxford sneakers is that they’re a step up from your average sneaker. The Oxford detailing gives them a refined look that makes them great for pairing with jeans and a sweater. They’re lightweight, low-profile, and water resistant, which means they can be worn for so many occasions.
Any item that comes with options of how to wear it is a winner in my book! Not only do you get a parka that works well for those brisk fall and winter days, but you have the option to shed a layer and wear just the inner lining! This parka would be a fantastic gift for an avid traveler! They can pack just one coat, but have options depending on the weather. It’s refined and automatically makes me feel pulled together when I put it on.
Whether you’re creating your own wishlist or looking to buy something special for somebody else, I recommend checking out Cole Haan’s selection of products!
A few other things I’m loving from their gift guides:
A big thank you to Cole Haan for sponsoring this post!