Celebrities, they’re just like us! Except… they’re not. They have seemingly endless bank accounts, meanwhile I’m over here checking my PNC app before ordering a drink at Starbucks. Unlike us mere mortals, celebs can afford to spend thousands of dollars on one bottle of champagne, or even on a pair of Gucci shoes for their six-month-old baby. Basically, most celebs have the luxury of a high-rolling income, and therefore dress accordingly. However, in today’s society where the 1% are considered to be the spawn of Satan, it’s no longer likable for celebs to constantly be only dressed in designer threads. Thus, high-low dressing was born.
High-low dressing is mixing expensive designer pieces with pieces from more affordable fashion brands. This has become the signature means of styling among Hollywood’s elite; it’s not only more relatable, but it also proves that the celeb has legit style. Like, anyone can look fashionable when they’re dressed in head-to-toe Chanel. But, what’s more impressive is someone who can put together a look combining pieces from both Zara and Zimmerman and STILL look like a million bucks (without actually spending it). Here are the fashion brands that celebrities love, and that you too can afford.
AGoldE is a premium denim brand that was born back in 1989 but recently relaunched in 2014. They’re based in LA, and are a sub-brand of Citizens of Humanity, but at a slightly lower price point. They tend to create trendier styles than their parent brand and are known for comfort and fit. This denim brand is a go-to for celebs such as Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Sofia Richie. The price range for their jeans is roughly $128-$208, which definitely isn’t as good a price point as, say, Topshop jeans, but still beats its premium denim competitors.
2. Luv AJ
Luv AJ is the latest jewelry brand that I’m obsessing over, and apparently, all the celebs are too. Gawd, I’m like such a trendsetter! Jk. In reality, Hailey Baldwin bought Luv AJ hoops, so I bought Luv AJ hoops. Hailey isn’t the only stylish celeb who’s loving this brand right now. It’s also a go-to fav for Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and even Queen Bey! The jewelry brand’s prices range roughly anywhere from $35-$165.
If you know who Kaia Gerber is, then you probably know the brand I.AM.GIA. This brand recently made its name on the fashion scene and quickly gained a cult-like celebrity following. Their clothes are edgy and cool. With prices ranging from $60-$250, it seems to have become a wardrobe staple of Hollywood’s “it” girls. Those currently loving I.AM.GIA include Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Jordyn Woods.
Call it a comeback. In the past few years, Levi’s once again made a name for themselves in the closets of Hollywood’s elite. And, fortunately for us peasants, Levi’s prices have still remained totally affordable. Of course, if you try to get a pair of Levi’s from their brand collaboration with RE/DONE, then you might as well just sell your left kidney. But, if you get yourself some classic Levi’s, it will be a lot easier on your wallet and you’ll still look trendy AF. Levi’s have quickly become a wardrobe staple of A-listers like Rihanna, Kourtney Kardashian, and Romee Strijd.
Quay sunglasses are the epitome of everything you want and need in a pair of shades. These shades are trendy, high-quality, and right around a $50-$65 price range. They’re also an essential in Gigi Hadid’s closet, who seems to legit own every pair ever made by this brand. For someone so rich and famous, you’d think her sunnies would be a lot more expensive, right? Maybe she’s just responsibly irresponsible, just like us, and has a bad habit of losing all her sunnies at day-longs and tailgates? Eh, unlikely. Realistically, she’s probs leaving them in the backs of limos that she takes to her runway shows. Besides Gigi, Quay sunglasses are also a fav of Kylie Jenner, JLo, and Jessica Alba. (Oh, and they’re way cuter than the DIFF Eyewear sunglasses celebs pretend to love.)
6. Brandy Melville
Sure, your 12-year-old cousin may be wearing Brandy Melville, but so are your favorite celebs. Maybe it’s because most celebrities have the thin frame of a 12-year-old girl… regardless, Brandy Melville has some amazing pieces, all of which pretty much remain under $50. Their whole “one size fits all” BS is annoying and even though I def can’t even fit my big toe into their pants, I love to wear their trendy graphic tees and adorable dresses. Celebs that love Brandy Melville include Kaia Gerber, Kendall Jenner, Lucy Hale, and Chantel Jeffries.
Reformation is, as Paris Hilton would say, a v “hot” brand right now. The brand itself is very #woke in their approach to sustainable fashion, and celebs can’t seem to get enough. Their pieces are feminine and minimalistic, with a vast price range. Pieces are anywhere from $28-$248. Reformation is beloved by celebs like Hailey Baldwin, Karlie Kloss, and Emily Ratajkowski, just to name a few.
Images: AGoldE (3); Luv AJ; Revolve (5); I. AM. GIA (3); Quay (3); Brandy Melville (3); Reformation (3);
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