It seems like every celebrity who achieves a certain level of success decides its time to start a clothing line. The result is usually just slight variations on the same old things or clothes so extreme the average person would never dream of wearing them. The five celebrity clothing lines on this list are different. These clothes are designed with the average person in mind. While some of it might run a bit expensive, this is really clothing worth saving your pennies for. I’ve compiled a list of the Five best celebrity clothing lines and included a few basic details about them for your reading and browsing pleasure. Let’s take a look.
05. Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960
There was a time when I would’ve listed Nicole Richie at the top of the vapid, terrible celebrities I loathed list. Then something happened. Nicole changed and she changed for the better. Now Nicole is among my absolute favorite celebrities but to be honest, I’m sure that has a lot to do with her clothing and accessory lines. Nicole has a unique flair for creating real attention grabbing pieces. With House of Harlow 1960, Nicole has focused on retro style accessories that offer that bohemian feel she seems to love so much. We have that in common, Nicole Richie and I. The pieces in this collection are stunning but be prepared to pay for the high quality pieces featured in this collection. This line does run a bit on the expensive side, but it’s worth every penny. The engraved skull tiger’s eye ring featured above is probably my favorite piece in the collection. The ring is plated in 24 karat gold and featured a beautiful tiger’s eye stone at the center. You can browse House of Harlow accessories on their Nordstrom page by clicking here but if you’re looking for a deal, don’t be afraid to do a little comparative shopping. You may be able to find the piece you’re looking for at a better price.
04. Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B.
Words can’t describe how very, very much I love Gwen Stefani’s brand, L.A.M.B. The only reason this line doesn’t top this list is the fact that, well, it’s really not for everyone. If I had my way though, I would be clad head to toe in L.A.M.B. 24 hours a day. I would sleep in this stuff. The only possible problem I can see with this line is the fact that it can be a little too expensive for the average woman. It does, however, tend to lean a little more toward the affordable side than many of the other lines on this list. You can find great deals on L.A.M.B. clothes if you’re willing to buy out of season clothes. The maxi-skirt in the photo above is a great example. Although it’s still $118-130 (depending on where you buy it), it’s marked down from nearly $400. If I had the money, this would be in my collection right now. At 39″ inches long and made of silk chiffon, this dress is the picture of modern elegance with a retro vibe. I would wear it. Every day. Hey L.A.M.B. people – free samples to a broke ass fashion blogger maybe? Something to think on. To shop L.A.M.B. online for find a retail location that carries this line close to you, check out the official L.A.M.B. website by clicking here.
03. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Elizabeth and James
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are style icons all on their own and their various clothing lines definitely reflect that. With Elizabeth and James, Mary Kate and Ashley have offered a line of clothing, shoes and accessories everyone can wear. Just be warned, this isn’t a collection everyone will be able to afford. Accessories start off around $100 and the clothing, well, starts off a little bit higher than that. If you’re really looking to treat yourself though, an item or two from this line could easily be the way to go. The photo above shoes my personal favorite item in the Elizabeth and James collection. The Elisa dress is gorgeous – comfortable and casual but most importantly, able to be worn by the average woman. It is 100% silk and lined with polyester which basically means it’s high quality and super comfortable. The sequined trim on the bell sleeves is a great addition, keeping this dress from looking a little too plain. To shop the Elizabeth and James collection online or to find a retail store where this line is available near you, visit the official Elizabeth and James website by clicking here.
02. Jessica Simpsons’ The Jessica Simpson Collection
Jessica Simpsons’ signature line, Jessica Simpson Collection is widely considered the most successful celebrity clothing brand in history and that’s no accident. Selling clothes that are accessible, affordable (for the most part) and stylish, Jessica’s line is made for the average person. These are clothes anyone can wear. They’re clothes for any occasion. More than that, this is a full line which includes, shoes, handbags and accessories as well as a junior line and a plus size line, Jessica Simpson Collection really does offer something for everyone. I have to admit to being partial to the shoes. The topazio black tweed shoes in the photo above keep your feet warm in winter weather but also keep you looking stylish. The 3/4 inch platform and 5 inch heel might be a little much for those not used to wearing heels but they’re actually surprisingly comfortable. If you’re a shoe buff like me, you may be surprised to learn the price on these gorgeous shoes. These ones are under $100 (before tax). To shop the Jessica Simpson Collection online or to find a store that carries this line near you, visit the official Jessica Simpson Collection website by clicking here.
01. Beyonce’s House of Dereon
To me, Beyonce’s House of Dereon line is everything a celebrity clothing line should be. It’s beautiful, comfortable, stylish but accessible. More than that though, it’s affordable. These are clothes for the every day woman. You can look and feel beautiful in these clothes but you’re not going to have to take out another mortgage on your house or sell your mother’s fine china to be able to afford an dress. It’s hard to choose one favorite from House of Dereon but if I had to pick, I’d say it would have to be the striped hoody dress in the photo above. It’s a gorgeous dress to be sure but it’s also machine washable so you don’t have to worry about dry cleaning. A lot of thought has done into making sure this clothing line works for the every day person. The best part? That adorable dress in the photo above? On sale right now for £35.00! To shop House of Dereon online, check out their official website by clicking here.