I admit, I'm one of those girls who lives in my jeans!
My job at Access Hollywood is pretty casual when it comes to clothes, so it's actually my work wear. While I have favorite stand-bys that are both high-end (Hudson) and more budget-friendly (Express), I decided to investigate other staples and new names for the current crop of must-have denim!
FOREVER 21 - Glam Slam guru Ryan Patterson is the one who turned me on to the wonders of Forever 21 cheap chic jeans. Right now, they are carrying very on-trend styles including marble washed ($27.80) and even acid washed ($22.80)! Yes, the 80's are back! The skinny jeans remain popular but for Spring and Summer Forever 21 has them in bright colors! Their version adds another detail--a zipper at the bottom--and are only $15.50! Taylor Swift and Hayden Panettiere are fans of Forever 21, which you can check out at www.forever21.com.
H&M - One of my favorite stores, H&M (also adored by Freida Pinto and Beyoncé!) currently has hot styles ranging from just $34.90--$59.90. The "Sqin" skinny jean (also with a zipper at the bottom) is popular right now and comes in washes from dark vintage to light acid wash. Katie Holmes made "boyfriend jeans" a huge trend and H&M answers the demand with a "worn in" distressed straight leg that can be rolled up for Katie's cropped look!
DYLAN GEORGE - This is a higher-end line (prices ranging from $145--$200) that I was unfamiliar with but with fans like Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore and Eva Mendes it deserved my attention! (The men like them too: Zac Efron, Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Pattinson are fans). The hottest styles right now are the distressed (there's that word again!) "Lucy Czar" skinny jeans (Christina Aguilera's got 'em) and the ripped "Joey Boyfriend." Jessica Alba's a fan of this sexy take on the cut. Dylan George is available at Bloomingdale's or online at www.fredsegalfun.com.
MiH - Coming to you from Britain! The line that originated in England in the 1960's as "Made in Heaven" has now been revived as high-end label MiH (prices start at $175). Their most popular style is the "Marrakesh" (worn by Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Connelly), which has a slim leg and a subtle flair. Another popular style is the cropped slim fitting "Paris" (spotted on Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel and Katie Holmes), which is huge in white for the Summer. Check them out at www.mih-jeans.com.
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