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jeans expert • trendy • baggy jeans
contrast • hip-hop style
  1. If you buy a lot of clothes you have to worry about your clothes being out of style.
  2. After he started listening to rap music he developed a .
  3. She considers herself to be a , but I don't like her style.
  4. There is a nice between the color of your pants and shirt.
  5. That shirt would look better with .
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803 Jeans - Part 2
Mariel talks with Todd about jeans and the styles she likes.

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jeans expert

So you're the jeans expert.

Here, 'a jeans expert' is someone who really likes jeans.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm no jeans expert.
  2. My girlfriend's a jeans expert.


What is trendy right now?

Something 'trendy' is fashionable and popular.  Notice the following:

  1. I'm too busy to worry about what's trendy.
  2. That shop is really trendy.

baggy jeans

Baggy jeans are very popular.

'Baggy jeans' are big, loose fitting jeans.  Notice the following:

  1. Baggy jeans are really comfortable.
  2. I prefer baggy jeans.


It's a contrast.

'Contrast' focuses on the differences between things.  Notice the following:

  1. It's a contrast of sweet and sour.
  2. I like the contrast between the old style and modern features of the house.

the hip-hop kind of style.

They go with the hip-hop kind of style.

Hip-hop style is known for big, loose fitting clothing.  Notice the following:

  1. The hip-hop kind of style has been around for awhile.
  2. I see the hip-hop kind of style all around the world.