This morning, WWD pondered whether celebrities – who lend their names to affordable lines for Wal-Mart, Kohl’s and more – actually wear the affordable (read: cheap) clothes they are hawking. We did a little digging ourselves, and found that Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears and Lauren Conrad are all guilty of choosing high end brands when possible. The proof:
Britney Spears Candies Collection vs. True Religion Denim Cut-Offs:
Even though Britney has this a pair of $38 frayed denim shorts in her Candies Designed by Britney collection, the singer opts for this $171 True Religion pair.
LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s vs. Alice + Olivia Boyfriend Blazer:
LC could have saved a pretty penny shopping her own line: instead of paying $385 for this Alice + Olivia Sateen Rolled Blazer, Lauren could have gone with the $60 boyfriend blazer in her Kohl’s collection. It’s perfect over little black dresses and summer dresses alike.
The Jessica Simpson Collection vs. Swarovski Clutch:
Jessica could have dipped into her own Jessica Simpson collection, snagging this Lilly clutch for $26.60 at Dillards to pair with her one shoulder cocktail dress. Alas, she went for Swarovski instead.
Check out more of our favorite celebrity collaborations, like Shristian Siriano for Payless and CJ jeans by Cookie Johnson, then head over to our guides of the best clutches, boyfriend blazers and the best shorts for your shape.