Los Angeles is like the land of denim. If you live here or even just visit, you’ll find that denim is an integral part of anyone’s wardrobe. It’s totally acceptable in most work environments (or is it just me, since I work in a creative industry?) on most days – and it’s practically a must on the weekends. Thus, I’m always on the lookout for the new, obsession-worthy brands on the rise.
My latest denim discovery is a brand called Rich & Skinny…and no, you don’t have to be rich or skinny to own a pair! Created by industry heavyweights, Michael Glasser (founder of 7 for All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity) and Joie Rucker (former owner of Joie), Rich & Skinny is all about great fabrics and great fits. The idea for Rich & Skinny sprouted when Glassar found “a unique new European denim that blended cotton with Lycra Spandex.” The line offers 14 various styles – from classic straight leg called Sleek to a trendier high-waisted option named High. Celebrity fans of this line include Cameron Diaz, Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Rihanna, Emma Watson, Jessica Biel and Hilary Duff.
I have a pair of the Rich style, which is a classic bootcut in a dark rinse wash. The fabric is luxurious and lightweight; it falls beautifully over the body and is so, so comfortable. The cut enhances your curves, so it’s definitely sexy – but in a very classic manner. To balance the sleekness of the denim and how it defines my body’s shape, I’m wearing it with romantic ruffled tops (like this), boyfriend cardigans and heels.