We're just going to come out and admit it: we're completely envious of Victoria Beckham's wide-leg denim collection. Her easy-cool styling could make converts out of even skinny-leg devotees. That's because it's easy to channel the same leggy effect, thanks to the ultraflattering fit of flared denim (read: it highlights your waist and balances out curves with its flared hemline). So far, Victoria has shown off a light-wash pair with braided detailing at the waist, a classic dark wash, and just about everything in between. Head inside to see Victoria's best wide-leg denim moments — then shop your favorites.
While taking a stylish stroll around NYC, Miranda Kerr wore a Stella McCartney outfit that makes us want white wide-leg jeans stat. She sported a red silk dotted Stella McCartney blouse — here's the tank version ($266, originally $377) — with these white high-waisted wide-leg jeans ($324, originally $540) also by the designer. The model's accessories of choice were a pair of Prada cat-eye shades and her go-to black Céline tote. While white skinny jeans are a staple during warm months, let Miranda inspire you to also invest in a wide-leg pair. It'll make you stand out and simultaneously elongate your legs. Here is a similar 7 For All Mankind pair ($151, originally $189) for much less. Match your white wide-leg denim with the tank version of Miranda's top for a daytime stroll, or pair it with a black crop top and statement necklace for a nighttime affair.
You don't have to spend a ton of money to get a great pair of jeans. There are so many different denim choices out there, so we went ahead and selected our favorite labels that you need to know about. Whether you're in need of a cool black jean, searching for the perfect pair of high-waisted pants, or want to try out a '70s flare — Les Halles, Cheap Monday, and SOLD have you covered. And the best part? All of these jeans are under $150. On Allison: ASOS blazer, top from Madison LA, SOLD jeans.
When it comes to wide-leg denim, Katie Holmes is somewhat of an unofficial authority. The actress has been spotted from NYC to LA with a pair of wide-leg jeans, styled up just right for nearly every occasion on her itinerary. She proves that even in Hollywood there's something to be said for reusing your wardrobe, offering new variations on her favorite denim cut. From ladylike to edgy, Katie Holmes's wide-leg silhouette is a source of denim inspiration.
Wide-leg jeans have been around since the '70s, but in recent weeks we've seen a, ahem, flare-up of the sexy style. That, coupled with supermodels Anja and Jac looking pretty fantastic in Gap's limited-edition trouser denim, have us jonesing for a pair of our own. Here's how Fab will wear the flare. Try them with a silky blouse, bohemian earrings, and this classic Madewell bag ($98) for a casual but sexy date night, or with a cozy striped sweater and leather clogs for a chic weekend look.
First we spotted Jessica Biel sporting Madewell's Widelegger jean ($125) from the Spring collection in LA; now it seems Jessica Alba's got a thing for the same denim. Incidentally both ladies also dressed up their jeans with a Madewell top, Jessica B. in the label's Trellis Crochet top ($68), and Jessica A. opting for a laid-back Windowplane Plaid top ($70). Each takes a different approach to dressing the '70s-style wide leg — Biel goes a little more sophisticated, while Alba takes a kickback approach. I'm not saying one is better than the other, that's your job — time to cast your vote for the Jessica who made Madewell look more Fab.
I'm loving how Fab reader Neekoh brightened up a drab LA day with her colorful look. She layered a button-down top and chunky sweater in two shades of green, and styled them with a chic pair of Citizens of Humanity wide-legged jeans ($198) — her cute and cozy Winter ensemble has me totally green with envy.
Congrats to Neekoh!
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The start of a new year brings a great opportunity to reflect — we can look back on what we accomplished, and make resolutions for the coming 12 months. I always look forward to cleaning out the old closet and making room for fresh new pieces. With less than 48 hours until a brand-new year, I thought it necessary to highlight some of the things I'm planning — and coveting — when the clock strikes midnight. Click through to see my 11 style resolutions for 2011.
Lightwash wide-leg jeans always remind me of the ever-fabulous Claudia Schiffer. It's ironic that these K Karl Lagerfeld Samantha Wide-Leg Jeans ($95, originally $270) are designed by one of Claudia's closest designer pals. Coincidence? And how amazing is that price tag? That's the least you're ever going to pay for a Lagerfeld-designed piece. The pale color, the high waist, and the wide legs are super '70s. Now all you need is a lavender blouse a la Claudia and you're good to groove.
In an ideal world, we would have two pairs of the same jeans — one for flats and one for heels. But back to reality. Insta-hem ($18), a nonpermanent hemming tape, makes it possible to wear the same jeans in many ways. It has an adhesive back that is strong enough to stick to fabric and hold in place for several hours.
Say you love these Arden B. Tulip Pocket Denim Trousers ($68) with both platforms wedges and flat sandals. Now you can wear them with both without having to alter anything. I know, the fold-under technique isn't as attractive, but the alternative of paying a hefty alteration fee and having it be permanent is more brutal. Convinced? Follow the three-step instructions and you're good to fold.