Think of your coolest friend, the one with enviably effortless style that reflects her adventurous spirit. She’s the kind of girl who’s friends with the band, travels spontaneously, and feels at home just about anywhere. The subject of today’s Gift Guide is none other than the Chic Nomad, an intrepid woman of the world like The Kills’ lead singer Alison Mosshart. This bohemian wanderer’s wardrobe—a mash-up of California casual mixed with Parisian chic—is influenced by a little of everything, so we collected gifts that speak to her eclectic sensibilities. Continue reading for our suggestions, and check out today’s slideshow for even more ideas.
Equipment Keira Fawn Python Print Shirt ($258)
While the Chic Nomad appreciates easy, unfussy pieces, she’s certainly still in tune with the most current trends. Gift her one of Equipment’s classic button-downs in an of-the-moment python print.
Lika Mimika Rabbit Blue Shoes ($150)
Sensible yet stylish footwear is a top priority for anyone with a nomadic lifestyle, so your giftee will adore these cozy slip-ons. The shoes are ideal travel attire, as they’re easy to slip on and off when you’re dashing around an airport or train station.
n.d.c. Made By Hand Passport Cover ($110)
For a truly unique gift idea, think outside the box with a passport cover. A sartorial-minded trekker needs one that’s as chic as the rest of her look—and this elegant rendition does the trick.
Rag & Bone The Grand Prix Winter White Jeans ($253)
Rag & Bone’s motocross jeans, which are just a little cooler than your classic white skinnies, epitomize the Chic Nomad’s tough-luxe aesthetic.
Fenton x Prabal Gurung Brass Steer Skull Ring ($345)
Fenton’s Dana Lorenz and Prabal Gurung teamed up to create this bold stunner that balances downtown edge and uptown sophistication. Plus, the ring adds a little western charm to any ensemble.
Supreme Rose Leather Belt ($128) in Brown
Supreme’s intricate belt lends visual interest to a casual uniform of broken-in jeans and a plaid shirt.
Burberry Leather-Trimmed Rabbit-Felt Fedora ($575)
Burberry’s fedora caters to the androgynous element in the Chic Nomad’s style aesthetic. It’s especially convenient for on-the-road moments when hair grooming falls to the bottom of her to-do list.
Givenchy Paillettes Paradise Scarf ($390)
The Chic Nomad tends to favor scarves, which can serve as a throw-on-and-go accessory or as a makeshift pillow for long flights. Get her one that’s going to turn heads, like this Givenchy scarf in a brilliant hue.
Aesop Tuberose Lip Heal ($31)
Aesop’s tuberose-infused oil is the key to retaining moisture in your lips—a challenge for anyone hopping on and off of airplanes. Aesop doesn’t use wax or petroleum, letting its natural botanicals stave off dryness.—Tiffany Tse
Photo of Alison Mosshart, courtesy of Startraks.