What to Buy the Leo in Your Life
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Warm, confident, and proud, Leos are natural-born leaders who bask in the spotlight. Ruled by the sun, “they’re good at attracting it,” says astrologer and host of the podcast Astro-Insight Kathy Biehl. Leos have a magnetism unlike any other sign in the Zodiac, so you’ll always find these popular, charming lions surrounded by a pride. Or they might take the stage. Leos tend to be creative and theatrical, often working in the performing arts. “They enjoy watching theater, but they prefer to put on a show and be in the middle of it,” says Biehl, so sign them up for an acting or improv class.
Their exuberant, irresistible personalities are matched by high-drama style, and there’s something regal about Leos, the kings and queens of the jungle. “They spent a lot of time in past lives as royalty,” says Biehl. Meghan Markle, for example, is an archetypal Leo, whose birthdays fall between July 23 and August 22 (hers is August 4). “They sometimes have a feeling of ‘I’m special,’” says Biehl, and they're known to wear loud but sophisticated clothing in bright colors, like orange, yellow, and gold. And no teeny-tiny trendy sunglasses here. “Leos can pull off the really big sunglasses and big necklaces,” says Biehl. Adorn them with accessories befitting their dauntless style, especially a scrunchie or a bold headband that’ll show off their mane. “They have big personalities and are prone to hair and accessories that go with that,” says Biehl.
Leos can be arrogant at times — the downside of their brave, dramatic spirits — but for the most part they’re creative, generous, and kind. And once you win the heart of a Leo, they’ll never leave your side, says Biehl. “They’re incredibly loyal and, mama-lion style, will stand up for and fight for whomever they consider the object of their heart.”
Chalk it up to their royal DNA, but Leos love beautiful things — especially loud beautiful things in vibrant colors. Get yours a party-ready statement clutch that’ll turn the volume up on any outfit.
Alice and Olivia Chunky Stones Lucite Clutch, $495; aliceandolivia.com
Yellow Power Suit
With the sun as their guide, a Leo’s color palette takes its hues from the sunrise. Help the lion in your life build a dazzling wardrobe in those colors. This Rag and Bone velvet power suit will ensure the kind of dramatic entrance they thrive on.
Rei Velvet Blazer, $595; rag-bone.com
Celebrate your favorite royal lioness’ mane with a regal, gold-colored headband.
BHLDN Heart Crystal Headband, $325; bhldn.com
“They’re good at drawing attention and do well with attention,” Biehl says of the Zodiac’s drama queens. Hand them this rose gold bluetooth karaoke mic, and the world will be their stage.
Tzumi PopSolo Glow Wireless LED Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone, $19; walmart.com
For the more serious thespian, opt for an all-access subscription to the online learning platform MasterClass, where famous Hollywood actors, directors, and writers teach their craft first-hand. Or sign them up for a single class like “Helen Mirren Teaches Acting.”
Remember, your lion knows how to wear drama like no one else in the animal kingdom, and, royals that they are, they appreciate high quality and designer labels. “They have something in them that gravitates toward the best,” says Biehl.
Prada PR 53SS Cinema, $440; sunglasshut.com
Heels That Announce Themselves
Gift your Leo a pair of shoes that will make her shine from head to toe, like these suitably extra crushed velvet tangerine mules.
Loeffler Randall Laurel Twist Mule, $395; loefflerrandall.com
Leos flourish in gold, which matches the sheen of their radiant personalities. Give your lion a necklace or bracelet in gold, and they’ll never want to take it off.
Dannijo Necklace $145; dannijo.com