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The Classics: J Brand Black Skinny

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Like fine wine, the J Brand Black Skinny only gets better with age. Known for both comfort and style, J Brand (btw: ‘J’ stands for Jeff – Jeff Rudes owner) creates great basics that last. The J Brand Black Skinny is the only black skinny I may ever buy. No fading and no stretching – this classic should be a staple in every woman’s closet.

Bored of black denim? Reinvent your day-to-day classics. If you have exhausted all combinations in your closet – mix-it-up with a great shoe or accessory. Try a colorful or embellished flat or rugged ankle boot. However, if you are not six feet tall, ankle boots can be tricky. Paired with skinny jeans they can make you look stumpy.  The key to wearing ankle boots with skinny jeans is to create a continuous line. This means wearing dark rinse blue jeans with black ankle boots, or black jeans with a dark gray pair of ankle boots. The colors do not have to match exactly, but should be close enough that there’s no significant break when one ends and the other begins.

Keep it classic and style your J Brand Skinnies with sophisticated black and white pieces. Always on trend and deceptively simple, the black and white combination looks polished and fresh.

When it comes to the classics, investing in great pieces makes a world of difference. These J Brand Skinnies will outlast the next three pairs of less expensive versions bought. Save yourself the time and headache and buy the best.

5 under $50: Curb Chain Jewelry

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Curb chains come in all shapes and sizes. From chunky and thin to geometric and ornate, these classic pieces are available everywhere and affordable.

These all-purpose pieces are very versatile. Don’t be afraid to pull out your pliers and turn a necklace into a few bracelets and earrings or customize your piece by interchanging large links, small links and mixed metals.

Never spend too much money on these simple accessories. If you have ever been to a jewelry wholesaler you know one can buy miles of chain for pennies. There are a ton of inexpensive options almost identical to high-end jewelry lines.

Whether wrapped around the wrist or safely secured at the neck the classic curb chain is a great everyday accessory option.

Here are a five under $50:

Forever 21 ~ Angular Chain Link Necklace: $12.80

ASOS ~ Pack of Three Mixed Chain Bracelets: $16.95

Topshop ~ Chain Hoop Earrings: $20.00

BaubleBar ~ Silver Link Ring: $32.00

ASOS ~ Extra Long Chain Necklace: $25.43

Boot Dupe: Isabel Marant Dicker Boot

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The coveted Isabel Marant Dicker Boot is in great demand this season, and not to mention, sold out in most stores. The suede ankle boots have quickly become a must-have item for Fall Fashion. Adorned by celebrities and fashionistas everywhere, the Dicker Boot appears to agree with anything paired with it. It’s proven versatility and range represents effortless style that can be worn all-year-round.

With a price tag of around $600, I have scoured the web in search of similar – more affordable – options. Each replica is a great rendition of a classic ankle boot and are available in black, tan, brown/cognac. Create a standout casual style with these worthy advisories.

Steve Madden ~ Pembrook: $99.98

Dolce Vita ~ Jamison Ankle Boot: $119.00

Report ~ Marks Bootie: $98.95

Old Navy ~ Faux-Leather Ankle Boots: $22.99

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