Adam Glassman

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How to Get it Right
  • Look for jeans that are consistently faded, as opposed to patchy. "You don't need lighter spots that could make areas like the hips, thighs, or butt look bigger."

  • Pair with darker pieces—like a black tee and heels—in winter; switch to lighter tops and accessories once the weather warms up. "Whites look great with faded denim, as do neutral-toned shoes."

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