CollegeFashionista X AEO: Freshman 15, Day 15

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There are few American fashion staples more iconic than a pair of blue jeans. From western films like James Dean’s Rebel Without A Cause, Neil Diamond’s hit single to Lana Del Ray’s hypnotic single, jeans have fit into centuries of the pop culture and American fashion tradition.

Blue jeans have come a long way throughout it’s 140-year history. From their inception as a fixture of Levi Strauss’ dry goods business, jeans have evolved in function and flair. But whether worn by the early cowboy, WWII factory workers, runway models or the average American girl, jeans have been long beloved by all. We just can’t enough of these wearable, effortless and body-conforming trousers. It’s true. Jeans are a basic no one could live without. Skinny, boot-legged, crop, high-waisted, capri or hip-hugging, we’re hardwired to want a pair—as if our predilection has been coded in our genes.

“Blue jeans, white shirt;” I must give a shout-out to Lana. Though her lyrics weren’t the direct inspiration behind my styling choice, it seems that one can do no wrong by pairing the two together. I decided my perfectly fitting American Eagle Outfitters crop jeans would go well with a white and black illusion silk blouse. Recently, denim on denim has been all the rage so I thought I would experiment with the trend myself. A last minute addition, I grabbed my ripped denim vest from rag & bone to top off this American Eagle Outfitters look.

Tip: The trick is to not be fussy when it comes to outfitting your jeans. They really do go with anything. So whoever said, “orange is the new black” was seriously disturbed. Everyone knows that jeans are and have always been the black.

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