Fashion Gifts For Everyone on Your List — at Every Age
A holiday gift guide from Barney's Creative Ambassador at Large Simon Doonan is rapidly becoming one of our favorite end-of-year traditions. He revealed the merits of last minute purchases to us in 2013, and last year he regaled us with 10 elegant and eccentric picks for fashion girls.
Once again, Simon is using his great eye and serious expertise to help us find presents for our loved ones. But this year, there's a twist! Simon's broken things down by age group. He hit the nail on the head when it comes to gifting the perfect item to everyone from your neices to your grandma. But don't just trust us — read on to see Simon's picks for yourself!
In Her 20s
Ladies in their 20s need to spice things up. "I notice that you millenials are growing up too fast and dressing too sensibly," he contends. "The best antidote for conventional dressing? A blue wig. Every gal should have one." Consider picking up a Dark Blue Short Wig ($45) for your nearest and dearest 20-somethings.
In Her 40s
"Women approaching middle-age need to kick ass," Simon advises. "The best way to acquire a little toughness? Acquire a little biker jacket." We agree. Simon thinks this Quilted-Yoke Moto Jacket-Black ($750) will do the trick.
In Her 60s
"A busy, dynamic 60-year-old — I can hear you! — needs to be hands-free and fabulous," Simon says. "The safety orange will make sure you are visible when staggering home from a neighbor's wine-tasting." When it comes to backpacks, Simon loves Proenza Schouler PS1 Backpack ($1,495).
In Her 70s and Beyond
"No more porno-pumps for you!" Simon says. "At your age, it's all about a glamorous slip-on designer sneaker." His go-to is the MM6 Maison Margiela Sequined Slip-On Sneaker ($475).