We can talk fashion with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for hours on end—she is, after all, a wealth of knowledge when it comes to effortless outfit ideas. But perhaps our favorite topic to discuss with the model is denim. Whether she’s running errands in slouchy boyfriend jeans or pairing skinnies with lace-up heels for date night, the staple is a plays a major role in Huntington-Whiteley’s day-to-day style. So, hot on the debut of her fall campaign for Paige, we caught up with the model to talk denim dos and don’ts, the piece she is loving for fall, and the building blocks of a stylish closet. Keep reading for our exclusive interview and behind-the-scenes look at the campaign.
Who What Wear: How would you describe the Paige girl?
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Paige denim definitely has a laid-back California-cool kind of vibe at heart, but what I love about Paige is that every girl can be a Paige girl. There is a style of jeans for everyone.
Shop the photo: Paige Tate Shirt ($199) in Ryan.
WWW: What do you think are the most important denim dos and don’ts?
RHW: Denim shopping can be such a hassle and can turn quickly into a stressful and heated experience! That’s why I always stay loyal to a brand that I know works well for my body and my lifestyle. I have been wearing Paige denim for years now. The thing I love about denim is that it’s so versatile and easy to wear, so there aren’t that many dos and don’ts. I do recommend finding styles that suit your body, and when it comes to don’ts, I personally like to steer clear of anything overly distressed or paint-splattered!
WWW: What’s your favorite piece from the fall collection, and how would you wear it?
RHW: The belted plaid jackets this season are divine. I can’t wait for the cooler months so I can wear them!
WWW: What’s your secret weapon for transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall?
RHW: I try to edit my wardrobe every few months and get rid of things I don’t wear anymore; I will donate to charity or give to my girlfriends. When I have a good closet clean-out, I can see what I have, which helps with transitioning into a new season, getting dressed, and packing for a trip.
WWW: What five items should every woman have in her closet?
RHW: A classic navy or black blazer suited to your style and figure, a white silk shirt or blouse, a black leather jacket, great-fitting jeans for formal occasions and relaxed jeans for casual, and a pair of nude heels.
Shop the photo: Paige Everleigh Shirt ($239) in White and Black Gingham.
What denim pieces are on your must-have list this season? Tell us below!