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Denim Darling Hayley Kiyoko Gives Skyelyfe Her Tips on Mastering the Trend Year-Round!

July 1, 2015
Photo credit: Michael Simon/

Photo credit: Michael Simon/

Hayley Kiyoko has been quite the busy young lady since I last caught up with her in November.

As if her music, TV and film career hasn’t been skyrocketing, she can add yet another skill to her growing resume. The upcoming Jem and the Holograms starlet, 24, hosted the premiere of Popular TV‘s Denim Hunters alongside Popular magazine’s founders Marvin Scott Jarrett and Jaclynn Jarrett.

“We did a four-part series where we interviewed creators of denim and photographers,” Kiyoko explained to skyelyfe at the show’s Svedka-hosted premiere party, which took place at the Sofitel Los Angeles‘s Riviera 31. “There are so many artists in the denim world, and you just have no idea the passion that goes behind each thread and each tone. It’s a whole ‘nother world! I learned a lot from the episodes and I feel like people are going to get a nice insight into that world. Young people, punks, classy people – they all wear denim. We’re all connected.”


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Naturally, it only made sense to get the style lowdown from the denim darling, herself. Read on for three things to know about how Kiyoko rocks this trend year round! (and scroll to the bottom to check out her just-released music video for “Girls Like Girls”)

1) Must-have denim

“I always go to Madewell for my jeans,” Kiyoko says. “They have the best boyfriend, ripped jeans. They’re so cozy. I used to fit into J Brand, but now they don’t fit. That’s like a time when you’re 16 to 18 and when you hit 18, you’re like, what the fuck was I thinking [trying to fit these on]?”

2) Pointers to making denim look great


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“You need to feel comfortable and confident,” the CSI: Cyber star says with a smile. “And if you don’t, it doesn’t matter how much makeup you wear, you’re not going to look good.”

3) Difficult denim to deal with

“I won’t wear really skinny jeans where it’s skinny on the calf,” Kiyoko says. “It just makes you look like a pear. I don’t even have a butt, but it makes me look like I have a butt, so maybe I should start wearing them. I just can’t even get my legs through them. If I have to struggle to get in them, I just don’t want to go in them. I stick to the boyfriend jeans.”


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