Aka what to get the person whose taste might be better than yours.
Shopping for your friend with incredible style is daunting because it probably seems like they have everything that ever was and ever will be cool. And every time you think you’ve discovered something, they will be the person who turns to you and says, “I already have that.”
So what’s one to get for the friend who already has everything? For some inspiration, we decided to channel Jan Quammie, former fashion director of InStyle Germany and current editor-in-chief of indie German fashion publication Material Mag. She has eclectic and eccentric style that feels completely authentic, and every time she wears a new designer, we know they’re about to be everywhere. If you have a friend who is even a teensy bit as cool as Quammie, we have a feeling they’d appreciate these picks.
Lots of chains, earrings, and rings to layer
When we met up with Quammie for our shoot with Gucci, she taught us about the importance of wearing all your favorite accessories at once. Stacks on stacks on stacks has never looked better. Consider what jewelry your friend loves best, and buy them another piece for their collection—we have a feeling she’s the kinda person who wears her shiny collection on her sleeve (or ear, or wrist).
Any funky accessory
Not everyone can rock heart-shaped sunglasses or three fanny packs at once. So when you meet someone who has the ability to pull off the craziest pieces, use that as an excuse to buy the things you’ve always wanted but couldn’t think to wear yourself.
New and emerging designers
It’s tricky buying clothing for a friend, so if you don’t know their exact size or style preference, consider buying gift cards to places like Opening Ceremony, Net-A-Porter, or MatchesFashion. If you do want to go ahead and help them expand their wardrobe, opt for new designers and really out-there pieces to guarantee you’re getting them something they don’t already have.