Via Instagram Wednesday afternoon, Ashley Benson announced that she will be the new face of H&M Divided. The kicky junior line is kind of a match made in heaven for Benson: Great for H&M, because Benson and her on-screen alter ego Hanna Marin are sure to rake in loads of loyal fans, and great for the actress because H&M's kind of a step up from Bongo Jeans (sorry, not sorry). Their ad campaigns always look surprisingly editorial, and they frequently collaborate with A-list names — their New Icons line (featuring top models Liu Wen, Joan Smalls, Lindsay Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld) is a prime example of that. Plus, remember when Beyonce was in their swim campaign?
Besides, Pretty Little Liars has the perfect cool girl/edgy style for Divided — back in high school, I had a star-printed pleated skirt from the line that would have looked right at home on Aria, and an angora cardigan printed with Scottie dogs that would have been great on Spencer. Alas, I was never cool like Hanna, but out of the four, she's likely to make the best possible ambassador for the brand. She's always up to the very latest trends, and she doesn't shy away from anything — an attitude Divided embodies very well at a juniors price point.
Also, how great is it that she made the announcement whilst wearing a Mean Girls-inspired tee? And she made it nice and inclusive instead of mean and exclusive like the original (her shirt reads "You can sit with us")! You go, Ashley Benson!