Best Jeans for Every City

With each new season, we’ve got to know what’s hot in jeans, especially since at least one of your JSG’s wears jeans almost everyday of the year. We were super fortunate to get the scoop from Tracy McWilliams, author of Dress to Express, and frequent style contributor to the Tyra Banks Show, People’s Style Watch, and In Touch. Tracy believes looking good begins with feeling good about yourself, finding your personal style and reflecting that in the way you dress.

These great tips for what’s hot across the U.S. apply if you live in that city, you’re on your way there for your own girls’ getaway, or you just want to look like from one of these places!


Miami is hot and humid so a cooler, thinner fabric seems to be the leading trend for Miami denim. Miami is all about glitz, glam and skin: cut-off jeans and short denim skirts are seeing a revival as are black denim shorts retailing under $60. Looser, boyish cuts are also popular in lighter fabric. The light wash and pink stitching on this skirt are totally Miami. (Seven For All Mankind at MilkShop.)

New York:

New York style
is class and sophistication so dark denim and dressy jeans, skinny jeans, high- waisted and trouser jeans are still in. NY is always looking for up and coming new labels check out Degaine launched in 2007. Also, DVB has been popular as well as dark green denim. JSG Anne has been eyeing this pair of Grace jeans from Earnest Sewn, available at Shopbop, for months.

Chicago: Boyfriend jean

Current/Elliott and Levis Boyfriends are always the classic. Girls are wearing their boyfriends jeans, the looser, the baggier, the better. Prps has a popular boyfriend jean shown with the latest trend hems being rolled up. This relaxed, casual look suits the Chicago lifestyle. Brown Label also does a sexy pair of boyfriend jeans great with rolled up hem and heels. We could see Katie Holmes in this pair of Levi’s Boyfriend jeans.


Sexy Jeans, Low-Cut with or without Studs or embellishment. Glitz, glamour and instant gratification is Vegas baby and jeans are no exception. Rhinestone jeans are the rage, True Religion rhinestone jeans are sellers. Sheiki (below) is perfect for the Vegas market, fitted and flattering but great for curves.

Los Angeles:

The jeans capital, anything goes on the jean front: skinny jeans are still hot, anything fitted to show off that hard worked body or boyfriends jeans are in. Divine Rights of Denim are well priced and perfect for the LA market. Casual, distressed jeans are in. LA is all about staying hip with jeans fashion. Audrina Patridge (pictures from People) wears hers three ways. Find your own at Charlotte Russe.

To learn more about Tracy McWilliams, her philosophy and her line of women’s wear, Designs by Tracy McWilliams, visit: .

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