Due in large part to her lengthy career as a celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe knows what constitutes a well-rounded wardrobe. Rather than reserving this service for only A-list clients, she decided to create a subscription box service which is designed to provide a quarterly selection of five essentials every woman should own. Named Box of Style, it is delivered to members at the beginning of every season, along with customized styling tips from Zoe. Previous editions have included items from Sunday Riley, Helena Quinn, Oribe, Dylanlex, Mara Hoffman, For Love And Lemons, and Ouai.
While each Box of Style typically provides an array of trend-forward staples intended to carry you through the upcoming season, the latest edition, the Select Box, is focused on timeless items you'll want to use forever. Curated by Zoe to supplement every woman's closet, the versatile items are as seasonless as they are stylish. From a woven metal watch to a cult-favorite serum from Caudalie, the selection, which is available for $99.99, is just as appropriate for your little sister as it is for your grandmother. So — you guessed it — it makes the perfect holiday gift. Here, the items along with style tips from Zoe herself:
Zoe designed the Soho watch in collaboration with CFDA Swarovski Accessory Designer award-winner Eddie Borgo. Borgo, for whom this was a first foray into designing timepieces, built upon the inspiration he draws from architecture and geometric shapes, creating a classic silhouette with minimal face details. Zoe, known for her love of high-octane glamour, suggested the woven metal strap which she deems "elegant enough to replace your typical bracelet." To give a final flourish, they opted to produce the watch in a muted rose gold which Zoe encourages members to "mix and match with other metals or wear alone to make a unique statement." Unlike conventional yellow gold and silver watch straps, this rose gold alternative is less expected yet still classic enough to wear to the office or an evening event.
Zoe tapped accessories designer Jules Kae to create a classic tote. With the goal of timelessness in mind, Zoe opted for a blush hue that capitalizes on one of her favorite styling tips: "I love wearing light colors in winter, it's so classically glamorous." It is also versatile enough to be paired with anything, from jeans and sweaters to office-appropriate ensembles. Thanks to a convertible shoulder strap and roomy interior, it's also the perfect travel bag.
"An easy-to-apply liquid eyeliner is a beauty secret weapon," says Zoe. Whether you're dialing up the drama with a bold cat eye, or prefer to simply tightline your upper lash to create the illusion of a fuller fringe, a long-lasting liquid liner is a must-have in any makeup bag.
Artfully layered jewelry is synonymous with sophisticated style. Unfortunately it's not always so easy to pull off, as anyone who has spent too much time adjusting (and untangling) delicate chains can attest. To keep things simple, Zoe selected a pre-layered, gold-plated style that looks as good over a turtleneck sweater as it does with a plunging neckline. "Layer it with other bold pieces or simply pair it with your favorite studs — the result is polished and ladylike," Zoe says.
Skincare is a cause near and dear to Zoe's heart. "I obsessively try new products, and Caudalie is one of my favorite brands," explains Zoe, who tapped the grape-based brand for an illuminating serum. "Layer it under your daily moisturizer to plump lines, even skin's texture, and brighten your complexion."