A good pair of black jeans is a wardrobe essential and a chameleon at that, easily moving from lived-in weekend staple to anchoring an outfit that's ready for drinks and dinner. Finding a go-to style can be a search on par with hunting for the holy grail, but if you're still looking for the perfect pair, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley might be able to help.
"A black pair of skinny jeans has to be the most versatile, timeless and flattering for everyone. I love that [they] can be dressed up or down, smart or casual," she told British Vogue, naming her favorite style as Paige's Hoxton in Black Shadow (to note: RHW is the brand's face and current campaign star). "They're very slimming and elongating."
The super listed her denim no-nos as anything "overly distressed or the paint-splattered trend" and noted that when she does a looser boyfriend fit, she likes to feel feminine. Based on a chat we had with her in the fall, we're guessing that means pulling on a classic pair of pumps, though she was firm that there's absolutely no point in worrying about what guys think of your jeans—it "should be the least of any woman's concerns."
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Make room in your workout drawer—Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would like a space, please and thank you. The British bombshell has expanded her lingerie collection with UK brand Autograph to include a full range of fitness apparel—Rosie for Autograph Active—hitting Marks & Spencer shelves this January.
"Fitness and wellbeing is such a huge part of my life, it feels like a really natural step for my existing lingerie range to develop and now include activewear pieces," Huntington-Whiteley told The Daily Mail (you can buy Rosie-approved PJs alongside bras and undies). The collection is dance-inspired with an obvious nod to ballerina style; wraps, leotards, and soft fabrics make up a good chunk of it, all done in a soft palette or gray and blush.
The model's gym style: sleek, clean lines and a statement bag
The unstoppable rise of athleisure has meant we're collectively interested in shopping for cute workout togs that you want to wear beyond the gym, and it's easy enough to turn to the former Victoria's Secret Angel for it. Like most of the girls who strut the runway, she seems to be a devoted fitness fan and is always snapped looking chic post workout. Have you stopped drooling over that gorgeous deep green Saint Laurent bag she's toting as her gym bag?
A wrap top included in the new collection
Leggings and a sports bra from the new collection
A leotard included in the new collection
And while we're totally down with the idea of feeling a bit more like a bombshell while getting our sweat on, don't think that's all Huntington-Whiteley cares about. Her answer when we asked about making boyfriend jeans more guy-friendly was perhaps the most genius interview answer we got all of 2015.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, master of the perfect denim-based airport outfit, is continuing to lend her gorgeous face to Paige Denim, with the label announcing that the model will remain as ambassador for all of next year. Glamour got a chance to talk jeans with Huntington-Whiteley, and of course we had to ask one of the trickiest denim questions known to womankind: How in the world do you make boyfriend jeans look as sexy as they are comfy? If anyone has the perfect tip, it's got to be a sexy Victoria's Secret stunner, no?
Well, get ready to fall in love with Huntington-Whiteley, because her answer was awesome.
Basically, she told us that it's beyond ridiculous to care what any guy has to say about them. (And we 100 percent agree.)
"If you want to make them more pleasing to guys which, by the way, should be the least of any woman's concerns, a heel never went amiss," she said, revealing that boyfriends are a big staple in her closet. "I live in them. I like to wear them rolled up at the end with a little heel on or strappy sandal. There are no major rules—I've worn them with ankle boots and sneakers too. It totally depends on what your mood is."
Brand founder Paige Adams-Geller, perched nearby, said she's found the key to a sexier look is making sure they aren't too slouchy, whether that means buying a slightly slimmer cut like her Jimmy Jimmy style or keeping notched with a belt. (Paige will be selling their own starting in December, an accessories first for the brand!)
We love the confirmation that the only opinion that matters is your own, but we aren't mad at the advice to keep 'em high and worn with heels either. Win-win.
The last piece of insider denim knowledge we got? Madewell's new design chief spilled on the three styles you should definitely toss from your closet.
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