Shopping for your most fashionable friend—the Stylesetter—is a notoriously difficult undertaking. Not only is she constantly dissecting the latest runway collections and wearing next season’s trends, she’s always inspiring everyone else with her fearless outfits, very much like actress Diane Kruger.
So what to get for this sartorial aficionado? Nothing but the most fabulous, fashion-forward gifts! Read on for our picks sure to please this in-the-know enthusiast, and if you need more ideas, check out today’s slideshow.Gucci Straw Boat Hat ($325)
A cool straw hat gives off the kind of effortlessly chic vibe so many trendsetters love. The Stylesetter might reserve it for a beach vacation, but it also gives her everyday look a down-to-earth twist.
KARL Alycia Metal-Tipped Lace-Trimmed Cotton Collar ($105)
Of all our Gift Guide subjects, the Stylesetter is most willing to take sartorial risks. Present her with a striking accessory, like KARL’s lacy collar, that might be a challenge for those with less adventurous sensibilities.
Proenza Schouler Bleached Mineral PS-J Jean Jacket ($495, 212.585.3200)
Every style maven owns a classic denim jacket, but Proenza Schouler’s bleached cover-up is a cool-girl version that exudes ’90s appeal.
Hermes Kelly Caleche Pure Perfume Jewel Spray ($110)
For the girl who is always one step ahead, there’s Hermes’ perfume lock. The signature silver lock is full of the house’s classic fragrance, Caleche, and at .25 ounces is perfect for the stylish traveler.
Diane von Furstenberg Parker Mini Bag ($265)
Color-blocked purses were a runway mainstay for S/S 13, so help the Stylesetter stay ahead of the curve with Diane von Furstenberg’s cross-body bag. It works for a multitude of occasions—an errand run, girls’ night out, movie date—and adds a vibrant splash of color to any look.
Nicholas Kirkwood Blue/Black/Gold Patent Metallic Heels ($825, 646.559.5239)
If you really want to indulge the Stylesetter, go with Nicholas Kirkwood’s glossy heels. Sleek and sophisticated, they’d make a gorgeous addition to her already enviable shoe collection.
Prada Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($365)
There’s no need to choose sensible frames for this girl. Instead, surprise her with retro-inspired sunglasses trimmed in pale pink and green, a detail she’d notice and fully appreciate.
3.1 Phillip Lim Trompe L’Oeil Corded Dress ($650)
A little edgy, a little feminine, this dress was made for the Stylesetter. Paired with sharp heels and a cropped moto jacket, it’ll surely become her go-to frock for date nights or fashion fetes.—Tiffany Tse
Photo of Diane Kruger, courtesy of Getty Images.