The “Skinny” On Skinny Jeans
(NAPSA)—Stop the presses. You
don’t have to be skinny to wear
“skinny.” In fact, the skinny jean is
about a look, not a waistline.
“The resurgence of skinny and
straight jeans is part of a modern
’80s trend built from familiar
favorite looks,” says Caroline
Calvin, Levi’s® brand senior vice
president of global creative design.
“Straight has been around since
the invention of the 501 over 130
years ago. Skinny is built from a
sexy rocker look and both will be
hot this year with women and
men.” She added that while the
leg opening remains at the fore-
front, “there are some easy ways
to take advantage of this look and H OT F OR M EN A ND W OMEN —The
some interesting trends within resurgence of skinny and
the trend to note.” straight jeans is part of a modern
Caroline Calvin Offers The trend built from favorite looks.
Skinny On How To Wear visual balance much like a boot-cut
“Skinny” And Straight Jeans: fit.
• Wear long tunic tops for a According To Calvin, The
long lean appearance or sweater Top Five Trends Within The
knits to create eye-teasing balance. Skinny And Straight Look Are:
• High heels, high heels, high 1. Clean, Dark Finishes &
heels! A pair of high heels will Washes—which include grey and
give you a sexy, long, lean look black.
with a skinny or straight jean. 2. Authentic Vintage Fin-
• For classic Audrey Hep- ishes—worn-in looks with hand-
burn-inspired style, try pairing repaired stitches and patchwork,
ballet flats with a crop-length fit. and frayed leg openings.
If Sienna Miller is more your 3. Various Lengths—women will
style icon, pair flats with a see everything from extra long, to
longer skinny jean and a long cropped, to fall shorts (at the knee),
tunic-style top, but keep in mind while men will favor extra-long and
this look works best on smaller ankle-length styles.
frames. 4. Modern Detailing—while
• Guys can feel as cool as still “skinny” in that they’ll fea-
James Dean by slipping into a ture a tighter fit, the style will
pair of vintage-style sneakers incorporate cargo pockets, elastic
with lean straight-leg jeans. bands at ankles and retro-inspired
• Pair skinny jeans with a patch detailing.
high-heeled slouchy boot. The 5. Straight Styles—if true
chunkiness of the boot makes the skinny jeans are not right, a slim,
leg look slimmer. For the same straight-leg jean will be a popular
effect, try wearing one of the new alternative that gives the same
skinny stacked-style jeans, such as long-and-lean look.
Levi’s Capital E Skimmer Jean.
To learn more, visit www.
The stacking at the ankle offers levi.com.