Skinny Jeans and an Express Giveaway

22 Aug Skinny Jeans and an Express Giveaway

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It’s Monday and that means you could probably use a little pick me up to get through the day! Keep reading to find the skinny jeans for your body type and an Express giveaway for a fab new pair of jeans!

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of getting to shoot with a friend of mine from college/fellow girlboss blogger Amanda from Sophisticated Poser! I also got to meet the very talented Tina who photographed our looks. You can check out some of her other work here or on her Instagram @afritina.marie.

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Amanda and I both love Express jeans, so it didn’t take long for us to collaborate on this giveaway idea. Many sources have said that skinny jeans are the new staple for every girl’s closet, so skinnies it is for today! We both wanted to blog about different topics, so check her post here and I’m going to focus on how skinny jeans work on every body type and how to find the ones that are right for you.

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First, you need to understand what body type you have. I’ll break them down for you below so you can pick the one that best describes your body.


Banana– straight through bust, torso and hips

Apple– slim lower body but carry weight around your midsection

Pear– narrow shoulders and bust with wider hips and thighs

Hourglass– curvy on top and bottom with a tiny waist

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If you have a banana shape, or more of a straight up and down athletic build, then most skinny jeans should work on your body type. You just want to be sure that they are fitted all over and don’t sag in the back. Wanting to add an illusion of curves? Then these Express Super Skinny Distressed Jeans will be the ones for you! They have the perfect sized pockets on the back to accentuate your curves or create some if they don’t exist. 😉

91_701_7218_020_b113Distressed Mid Rise Super Skinny Jeans


If you have an apple shaped body type, you are probably carrying a little extra weight in your midsection, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t skinny jeans for you! To prevent any peek-a-boos over your jeans that you want hidden, just be sure you choose a higher waisted jean. Also, choosing a darker colored denim will give a more slimming look. These Express Super High Waisted Jean Jeggings will hug your body in all the right places.

91_715_7285_020Super High Waisted Jean Legging


If you are pear shaped and are smaller up top and have larger hips and legs, it may be a little challenging finding the perfect pair of skinny jeans. Don’t worry though because they do exist! If you have larger thighs, you may be apt to size up for them to fit properly. Sometimes that will work if the brand offers a “short” option, but you just want to be sure you find a fit that is the correct length and doesn’t bunch at the bottom. This pair of Express Stretch Skinny Jeans is a darker denim to slim your hips and thighs and also is available in “short” options to prevent any bunching in the legs.

91_715_7201_020Mid Rise Performance Stretch Skinny Jean

Hour Glass

For an hour glass shape, the biggest challenge is finding the perfect skinny jean that hugs your curves without being too tight, but also a pair that fits your waist and doesn’t gape. These low rise will hug your hips and accentuate your curves making them the perfect pair.

hourglassLow Rise Performance Stretch Jean Legging

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As you can see above, Amanda and I both have different body types, but love our Express skinnies! Skinny jeans are my favorite clothing item for all seasons because they are perfect with heels, sandals, booties or really any style of shoe. They can also be worn with tops, tunics, chunky sweaters, you name it! I really agree that these are now a staple piece that every girl should have in her closet. Also, about 90% of my jeans (all styles included) come from Express, so you know I truly love their brand and quality.

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I styled my pair of Express black distressed skinnies with a black ladder bralette and lace top. Amanda styled her lighter distressed pair of Express skinnies with a boho chic white top, black cutout heels and a finished if off with a fab black bag and sunnies. Both of our looks are different, but both work for the perfect date night out.

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A funny thing about this photoshoot was the fact that we both planned to wear skinny jeans, and had somewhat of a color scale to go by, but didn’t know the details of either outfit ahead of time. Of course we both showed up to accessorize with a camo jacket with pins/patches for a cooler weather fall look.

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I had so much fun shooting with Amanda and Tina and I hope you enjoyed seeing our two different looks and learning how to choose the perfect skinny jeans for your body type. Now for the part you have been waiting for. An Express gift card giveaway for a new pair of jeans!

Photography in this post by Afritina Marie

Check out Amanda’s blog – Sophisticated Poser

Top: Express Jeans: Express

Bralette: Express Jacket: TopShop (sold out, similar here)

Heels: Zara (old, similar here) Pins: Express

Larger Ring: Harper & Jewels Smaller Ring: Amazon

Bracelet: Amazon Lips: Glamsicle (Hollywood)

Stay Fancy! <3 Hollie

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You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway runs until 11:59 pm.m on 8/29.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!


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