Say hello to your new favorite denim/belt combo
Credit: Rachel Nosco

Have you bought anything you loved lately? In the PeopleStyle offices, the answer to that question is usually “Yes.” (Just check out our shopping page for proof!) This week, we’re featuring PEOPLE Reporter and Coco Sands Designer, Nicole Sands. Here’s the item she can’t live without!

Nicole Sands, PEOPLE Reporter and Coco Sands Designer: “Naturally, as someone who is on the more petite side at 5’2”, my go-to jeans have always been high-waisted because they elongate my legs and give me some needed height — especially when I tuck in a shirt and decorate my waistline with a chic Coco Sands leather belt (for more versatile, I wear the Black Lizard ‘Brook’ Waist Belt, and for a more funky look, I like to rock the White Hair-On ‘Brook’ Waist Belt). With an ever-changing look, I always feel confident purchasing RE/DONE jeans even with their slightly hefty price tag (I’m wearing the ‘Elsa,’ which run about $265, but are on sale for $146!) because I know they will stand the test of time — I mean, who doesn’t love a pair of vintage Levi’s that hug the booty and the waistline all in the right places?! Creating sustainable fashion from past-loved jeans redesigned to a modern fit, RE/DONE’s flattering cuts have something for every body type.”

Credit: Rachel Nosco

Check out Nicole Sands’ new upscale belt line designed and handmade in Los Angeles and be sure to follow her Instagram for more stylish updates!

What do you think of Nicole Sands’ favorite jeans to showcase a belt? Sound off in the comments below!