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					          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.
      ®           ™
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The stacking at the ankle offers

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