- Published on Friday, May 18 2012
- Written by Tallie Johnson
These days, your favorite artists do much more than just sing, dance, and/or act. They produce reality shows, write books, sell perfume, and, oftentimes, enter into the realm of fashion by lending their names to their own clothing lines. The market is flooded with celebrities touting their own styles and brands, so it's hard to distinguish between the quality stuff and who's just looking to make an extra buck. Some celeb designers are definitely worth a second look, though; here are a few celebrities that have a natural flair for fashion:
L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani: Gwen has a very unique, funky, colorful, edgy, and playful style. Whatever Gwen wears is always fashion-forward. Her clothing line reflects her image of eccentricity and vibrancy. The pieces can be found across the country, in boutiques and department stores like Nordstrom. That means this bold style has to fit you. And not everything that Gwen can pull off can the average person can pull off too; she is a rock star, after all. What is great about this collection is, it has a clearly defined focus. But have no fear, she has some colorful spring pieces that are pretty simple and chic. If Gwen’s style is your style, it's match made in heaven. It’s relatively higher priced, though, with pieces ranging from $50 to over $1,000.
One word to sum it up: Rocker.
House of Harlow 1960 by Nicole Richie: There was a time when Nicole was known mainly for being Paris Hilton’s BFF on their reality TV show, "The Simple Life”. These days, Nicole is focused on being a mom and a designer. Her line, named after her daughter Harlow, started off as just jewelry, but now it includes shoes and other accessories. Her pieces also reflect her style: bohemian, chic, simple, expressive, and relaxed with soft colors. If you like to wear moleskin-style shoes, long dresses, a feather in one ear, and a cotton headband, this is your collection. The pieces are usually priced between $50 and $200 dollars. The shoes are between $100 and $300 and can be found at boutique stores and Nordstrom.
One word to sum it up: Bohemian.
Jessica Simpson: Her line sells it all, from shoes to handbags, to clothes at reasonable prices -- you can find Jessica Simpson pieces at JCPenney. Her style is much broader, with color but simple, trendy clothes that fit with each season. You can buy some great shoes for 50 bucks and up. There are some simple spring dresses with flora prints, and more formal dresses. It’s for the girls who still revel in “Sex and the City” but are not yet at that point to spend a cool grand for one shoe. Most products can be ordered directly from her Website. Her own personal style is not incredibly represented, but maybe that’s why her line works so well -- because it can reach more people. It doesn’t have a high-fashion feel but rather an everyday or just a night-out-with-the-girls vibe.
One word to sum it up: Girly.
William Rast by Justin Timberlake and company: JT can do it all! William Rast is the partnership between Justin and his friend Trace Ayala and features T-shirts, denim, and leather jackets. The vibe is laid-back, everyday clothing with an edge. They are really known for their extensive denim collection. Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be a challenging task, but Rast has a variety sure to fit a wide range of body types. You will spend close to $200 for a pair of jeans, but jeans are the type of clothing you get a lot of use out of. It definitely conveys the JT style of rugged, young, and free. They already had a limited edition collection with Target and has its own physical locations in California and Florida.
One word to sum it up: Chill.
Sean Jean by Diddy: Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, whatever he may be called at the moment, Diddy has been in the clothing game for a while. The longevity speaks volumes. He has established a classic brand of sophisticated clothing that reflects his image of simple, great clothing, and a good fit. Let’s not forget that scrolling though his collection always includes some great eye candy. Diddy collections including pieces not just for men but also women and children. Even the children’s collection includes sophisticated pieces that are both incredibly stylish and sharp. Sold at Macy’s and department stores, this is one clothing line that won’t be disappearing anytime soon. T-shirts can be as low as 30 bucks, with shirts costing 50 and up. He may change his name and dabble in every market possible, but his clothing is quality for those wanting a crisp look that is affordable.
One word to sum it up: Swagger.
Celebrity clothing lines, when done well, clearly represent the style of the star. So, if your style is chill, rocker, girly, or full of swagger, there are celeb clothing lines to suit your needs.
- Tallie Johnson, YH Staff
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