7:24 pm - 11/11/2012

Katie Holmes vs. Blake Lively: Who wore the Old Navy Rock Star jeans best?

Celebrities are known for shelling out a lot for their wardrobes, and expecting the same from the rest of us! Remember Gwyneth Paltrow's $90 T-shirt, or Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's $34,000 backpack for The Row? So it's refreshing when we see someone rocking a look that the rest of us can actually afford to buy; not in some similar, yet cheaper version, but exactly the same piece of clothing that we can find at the mall today. This kind of sensible and budget-friendly style moment happened not once, but twice recently when chic actresses Katie Holmes and Blake Lively both stepped out in the same pair of skinny jeans in different colors from none other than Old Navy. The chain store's Rockstar jeans retail for just $34.50 or less, so you could almost buy three pairs for the price of one of Paltrow's T-shirts! Fashion lovers are the real winners here, but just for kicks, it's time for us to decide ... who wore it best?!

Holmes, 33, wore the body-hugging bottoms in an orangey-red with a silky ivory blouse, a classy oversized handbag, and kitten heels as she left a meeting in NYC in September. The newly single Holmes, whose divorce with Tom Cruise was final in August, has just returned to Broadway in the comedy "Dead Accounts," and continues to co-design the fashion line Holmes & Yang.

Lively, 25, is currently starring on the final season of the fashionable CW soap "Gossip Girl," and in the life of her husband of two months, Mr. Ryan Reynolds. Perhaps you've heard of him? Lively, who's also the muse of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, donned her Rockstars in forest green with a short-sleeved sweater, a chain bag, towering heels, and a fedora while on her way to the NYC set of her show, also in September.

The new Mrs. Reynolds is better known for her high-fashion moments, and here again she appears effortlessly cool in her skinnies. However, Holmes makes this one a close call, looking so put together and polished! But since I'm forced to choose, I say that Lively is the winner here, for making it look as if it's so simple to be so stylish! Do you agree?

moo_shoe 12th-Nov-2012 01:17 am (UTC)
Am I the only one who can't afford $35 pants?

Also, it's depressing when I can't afford 90% of the clothes in the store that I work at even with my 20% employee discount.
juteux 12th-Nov-2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Old Navy has sales ALL THE TIME, I never pay full price for anything there. A couple weeks ago all the rockstar jeans were $19 and I stocked up.
moo_shoe 12th-Nov-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
I buy exclusively off of the clearance rack. No shame.
maidenhell 12th-Nov-2012 02:32 am (UTC)
95% of the time, me too.
scullies 12th-Nov-2012 02:45 am (UTC)
omg when I find a low-traffic old navy, the clearance racks are so fucking dreamy. pants for $8 :')
one_hoopy_frood 12th-Nov-2012 01:23 am (UTC)
That's what I did as well, though I only got two pair.
frenchverbs 12th-Nov-2012 03:07 am (UTC)
ikr? Shopping online is way more convenient for me, but there have been so many times when I see something online for full-price, and it's already in the clearance section at the actual Old Navy store for like 75% off. So annoying.
svexsal 12th-Nov-2012 03:15 am (UTC)
I work for Gap and it's hard to explain to customers at the cash register when they come in and ask why something is so much cheaper in the store than it is online. Or why we don't carry plus sizes or petite in the store.
I agree with them that we should carry them. It sucks dick that we don't.
stupefy 12th-Nov-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
when i worked at banana republic they'd "encourage" us to buy their clothes to wear to work. lol did not happen, not sure what planet they were living on where they thought i could afford their clothes (especially seeing as how they were paying me minimum wage), even with a 30% discount.
svexsal 12th-Nov-2012 01:57 am (UTC)
If I didn't work for Gap, I wouldn't be able to afford shit from there.
cityxpretty 12th-Nov-2012 02:57 am (UTC)
I used to work there and really took advantage of that discount. I rarely shop there anymore.
svexsal 12th-Nov-2012 03:13 am (UTC)
I'm gonna miss it when I leave.
uwannalala 12th-Nov-2012 02:49 am (UTC)
I buy every single thing in my wardrobe on the target clearance rack. I literally haven't been to a mall in over 3 years.
silentxstrom 12th-Nov-2012 03:05 am (UTC)
I can't. I only shop for jeans when they're on sale or if I can get a discount. I bought so many of my jeans from Pac Sun b/c of their 2 of $55 sale. But even that is a lot of money for jeans.
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