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HUDSON D.I.Y. Capsule Collection: How To Mix Designer Jeans With Lower-End Items

Hudson jeans, designed by Ben Taverniti, is gearing up to launch four capsule collections this April and May at Barneys New York, Jeffrey, and other boutiques. The four collections offer something for everyone: the “Minimalist” reduces jeans back to the purest and simplest state but has quilting accents to add depth; “Resurrection” offers recycled Hudson denim that is cut and re-engineered into new, one-of-a-kind pairs; and the “Subversion” adds of-the-moment military-inspired details, like cargo pockets, to skinny jeans. But my favorite new Hudson collection this season is “D.I.Y.”

The “D.I.Y.” jeans are meant to look as if you took apart a pair of everyday jeans and hand-styled and re-sewed them into something completely different. They have exposed flies, cut waistbands, holes, and zippers that run up the thighs. I have a pair with exposed darts running down the back of my thighs, and this is the first time I’ve seen a sexy detail like this in denim. Although the jeans run about $995 for the “Resurrection” collection and between $215 and $325 for the others, they’re investment pieces that you’ll wear repeatedly because of their unique construction and quality fabric. And just because Hudson jeans cost a pretty penny doesn’t mean everything you wear them with has to be designer. Check out how I styled my pair with lower-end items that were already in my wardrobe. Keep reading »

Jessica’s Style Diary: Thursday

What I’m Wearing Today:

  • Forever 21 gray dress
  • fake patent leather belt from Windmere
  • leggings from ?
  • boots from Baker’s
  • J.Crew sparkly headband
  • Banana Republic bangles

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Jessica’s Style Diary: Wednesday

What I’m Wearing Today:

  • Geiger jacket from a secondhand shop
  • black top from Aqua at Bloomingdale’s
  • Rodarte for Target skirt
  • black tights
  • Forever 21 high-heeled silver shooties
  • Banana Republic sparkly cocktail ring
  • Ann Taylor Loft faux gray pearl necklace
  • sparkly jeweled Forever 21 barrette

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Jessica’s Style Diary: Tuesday

What I Am Wearing Today:

  • H&M black studded sweater
  • Anthropologie frilly, purple tank
  • Zara gray miniskirt
  • H&M black leggings
  • Baker’s boots
  • bunny necklace from Etsy.com
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs heart ring

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Jessica’s Style Diary: Monday

What I’m Wearing Today:

  • Forever 21 flower barrette
  • Aqua for Bloomingdale’s white blazer with fab ’80s shoulder pads
  • Bluefly pink lightning T-shirt
  • Forever 21 jeggings
  • Baker’s boots
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs heart ring

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Emily’s Style Diary: Thursday

What I’m Wearing Today:

  • Banana Republic gray sweater
  • H&M floral skirt
  • American Apparel mustard tights
  • Urban Outfitters red heels
  • Anthropologie ball necklace

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