Like many of you, I stopped what I was doing every Monday night to watch “The Hills.” It was my favorite show, and inspired many of my fashion choices during the mid to late 2000s. Audrina Patridge was always a favorite of mine on the show, and someone I looked up to for style inspiration.
She was kind enough to join me for an interview recently to share style tips, talk reality TV, back to school and more! She’s starring on this season’s “Dancing With The Stars” and is a Bongo Girl! Please be sure to scroll down for more on Audrina and to check out our great interview.
Audrina Patridge Original Photo courtesy of Gossip Center
Audrina Patridge On Being A Bongo Girl
Candie Anderson: What is it like being the newest Bongo girl?
Audrina Patridge: “It’s great, Bongo is such an iconic brand, so to be the Bongo girl; I’m very honored and I’m very excited about it!”
Audrina Shares Top Fall Fashion Trends
Candie Anderson: What are your favorite trends for fall?
Audrina Patridge: “I just teamed up with Bongo, we just did the first ad campaign which I’m excited about. I love that Bongo is very affordable, yet it’s very stylish and up to date. It’s available at Kmart or Sears. The three looks I’m going to show you today are actually from head to toe under $100.
Screenshot courtesy of Vidicom Video
It’s a pair of black mary jane shoes (not shown), with dark wash jeggings, which are jeans and leggings. They’re very cute, and the plaid button-up top which is not going anywhere, it’s still in style and as you know fall and winter is all about layering, so we added this vest with it.”
Candie Anderson: Leggings and skinny jeans have been very popular in recent years, will they still be trendy this season?
Audrina Patridge: “They are definitely trendy this season, they’re not going anywhere.”
Candie Anderson: Neon colors were really big last fall, will they be just as big this year or are there certain colors you see being trendy?
Audrina Patridge: “This fall it’s not about neon colors, it’s more about earth tones and greens. For example our second look:
This green flowy top, the greens and the browns are in, everywhere, all over the Runways this season. This look is definitely more edgy, more rock & roll, black ankle boots (not shown), with leggings, with this flowy green top, with this acid washed denim jacket. Acid wash is making a comeback.”
Candie Anderson: How about accessories?
Audrina Patridge: “Accessories, anything that is kind of funky and fun. Here’s an example-
This on our third model, this wraparound bracelet watch is amazing, it’s super stylish and you know it’s fun. As for the rest of the outfit, the shoes are just plain, black pumps (not shown). These Bongo jeans are great, they have lots of detail. The placement of the pockets make your butt look awesome, so I know all the girls out there, that’s very important! These jeans look good on everyone and this graphic t-shirt is just simple but with a little bit of detail, with studs to give it that extra edge, with this great purse.”
Candie Anderson: Is Bongo available online?
Audrina Patridge Talks DWTS
Candie Anderson: Many congratulations on being selected for Dancing With The Stars, how did you find out you had been chosen?
Audrina Patridge: “Well, actually I’ve known since the end of May! Yes, I’ve kept my mouth closed. I haven’t said anything, so it was really hard but I did it and now we finally got to announce it a couple days ago. So now it’s not a secret anymore, I can talk about it and I’m super excited about it.”
Candie Anderson: That’s really exciting! Have they told you who you’ll be dancing with this season? (Interview took place September 1)
Audrina Patridge: “You know I think they just announced it, so I’m very excited. We just got in rehearsal and it’s actually more challenging than I thought, but I’m having a great time so far!”
Audrina and DWTS Season 11 partner, Tony Dovolani rehearsing. – Image Courtesy of Extra TV
Candie Anderson: You always look great, how has it been practicing and dancing every day?
Audrina Patridge: “So far it’s been my second day, it’s six hours a day and I’m feeling muscles that I never knew existed, so it’s definitely a workout and it’s a lot of work. You don’t realize, it looks so fun and glamorous but there’s a lot that goes into it, behind all that stuff so I’m having a great time.”
MTV’s The Hills original cast – image courtesy of MTV
Audrina Patridge: DWTS – image courtesy of TV Grapevine
Audrina Patridge Talks Movies, Reality TV
Candie Anderson: Most of us twenty-somethings were addicted to The Hills, will we be seeing you on any other reality shows or on the big screen?
Audrina Patridge: “After The Hills I shot a new movie called “Honey 2.” I played one of the judges in the movie, which is great. It’s a dance movie and now Dancing With The Stars! And the other reality show with Mark Burnett is still on the table, we’re just waiting for confirmation on the network.”