Jeanne Beker's Gift Guide: A year of style and pieces that will see you into 2016

(A) Dainty ’n’ demure
Melmira, 3319 Yonge St., $100 & $64
“This is very sexy because it leaves a little bit to the imagination. What a wonderful thing to crawl under the covers with!”

(B) Positive outlook
Leilanni,, $200 
“I say yes! Yes to jumping into the lake — even though it’s freezing. It has a young spirit, but an older woman could wear a suit like this, too. It’s just a nice, positive message.”

(C) Dash of mystery
Hatitude,, $265
“You’ve gotta have a big-brimmed hat if you’re going to be by the water. Protect your precious face! This is wonderful because it’s red, so it’s very upbeat and very fun.”

(D) Just a cinch
Agent Provocateur, 131 Bloor St. W., $1,190
“Everyone should have at least one great corset in their wardrobe for when they’re feeing a little bit naughty!”

(E) Tailor-made
Pink Tartan, 77 Yorkville Ave., $375
“A classic, beautiful tweed with menswear styling; a nice wide high waistband and pleats in front.” 

(F) Short stop
Hudson’s Bay, Yorkdale Mall, $550 
“These are a shorter culotte. I love the wintry weight and deep red colour of these Phillip Lim culottes.”

(G) Cutler and Gross, 758 Queen St. W., $650

(H) Karir Eyewear, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, $476

(I) Archives, 1275 Bay St., $450

(J) Kaltenbock Opticians, 1560 Yonge St., $945

(K) Poppin’ peepers
Illesteva at Carbon, 2591 Yonge St., $250
“I love these sunglasses. I love the tortoiseshell. I love the shape. The modern lens gives a great pop of colour and makes a real fashion statement.”

(L) Pop of panache
Hermès, 130 Bloor St. W., $340
“Who wouldn’t want an Hermès scarf? I love the long shape — you can wear it in a multitude of ways.”

(M) Block it out
Marni at Garb, 1046 Queen St. W., ORIGINAL RETAIL: $1,800, Consignment: $486
“Here we’ve got this colour blocking going on — lovely. This is very sleek yet roomy and it has great pockets. A steal for under $500.” 

(N) Check-y ’tude
Smythe at Andrews, Bayview Village, $595
“Smythe always does such great jackets. Their cuts are fantastic — there’s a beautiful shape to the collar. This windowpane has a real ’70s feel.”

(O) Hats off
The Saucy Milliner, 10 Case Goods Ln., $550
“Oh, hat designers — bless them! What they do is truly for the love of fashion. You’ll add an incredible amount of panache to an outfit with this.”

(P) Fringe effects
Pink Tartan, 77 Yorkville Ave., $1,295 
“This is absolutely stunning and the fringes add a great touch of boho glamour.”

(Q) Double duty
JoshuaDAVID, 2525 Yonge St., $1,075
“We love convertible pieces; these leather sleeves detach!”

(R) Strike a pose
Chanel at HazelLily, 3235 Yonge St., ORIGINAL RETAIL: $2,700, Consignment: $1,695
“Who doesn’t love a perfect little Chanel camera bag? Such buttery leather, and I absolutely love this tassel. Wow!” 

(S) City brights
Archives, 1275 Bay St., $590
“What can we say but, ‘Wow!’ If you’re looking to make a statement, this will get you noticed. I love this unique iridescent textile and the fact that it folds over into a clutch.”

(T) Animal instincts
Celine at Haute Classics, ORIGINAL PRICE: $4,550, Consignment: $3,000
“This is Celine; it’s to die for. We love that pony skin animal print. A beautiful, beautiful bag.”

(U) Go for rose
Opelle, 1234 College St., $175 
“Rose gold is really becoming a very popular metal and goes with so much. I love that it’s made in Toronto. The leather has a great patina to it. It will really elevate any outfit.”

Post City’s fashion columnist is one of Canada’s most trusted a­­uthorities on style and fashion, having covered the industry for more than 25 years as a journalist, speaker and author. Now watch Jeanne in her current style editor role on the Shopping Channel’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker.

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