If you’ve tried Jessica Simpson‘s shoes, then you’ve probably fallen in love with them. Now, Jessica, who pretty much exemplifies modern American style with her love of denim and rock T-shirts, is bringing jeans to the stylish woman on a budget. Jessica Simpson Jeanswear, a denim-inspired line that includes jeans and woven and knit tops, has launched on JessicaSimpsonCollection.com. But before you run out and purchase these ultra comfortable, affordable, and chic jeans (I have a pair that fits like a glove), why not hear from Jessica, herself, about the new line, the fall must-haves, and making denim work at work? Keep reading for an exclusive Q&A with Jessica …What are the three jean styles every woman, regardless of shape, should have in her wardrobe?
The skinny is a modern classic, but I am really loving the flare. I think it’s my Texas roots. I always want a little flare.
What is the absolute denim must-have for fall?
This fall the must-have jean is definitely a flare, deconstruction, a few rips here and there, keeps the look fresh. Cropped denim jackets are great on any shape.
How does your line account for different women’s shapes?
Our four core fits are skinny, jegging, bootleg, and flare — so there’s a fit for every body. All of the denim has stretch so they are super comfortable too.
Do curvy women need to be aware of certain things when buying jeans?
I believe the pocket placement is always key, and the stretch of the denim is important for any body type. [Writer: Tiny pockets will make the hips and butt look bigger.]
The jeans retail between $44 and $70. What was the thinking behind making the denim collection so affordable?
I always design for every woman. I want my collection to be trend-right, but it is so important to me that it be accessible for everyone.
Is it possible to make jeans work-appropriate? How?
This fall the trends are all about mixing done with undone. One of my favorite looks is jeans a tee with a tailored blazer and heels, perfect for work.
This isn’t the season for a trendy jean. It’s time to wear what makes you look and feel your best, according to Jessica. So if you love a skinny or flare jean then go with it. But remember, if you want to look slimmer, then go for a denim style that goes straight down from your hips. Too much hugging of can lead to too much bulging.