Hello from sunny FL! The weather has been fabulous every weekend. Nice and warm with a lovely cool breeze… just perfect beach weather. I want to take it in and enjoy it as long as I can because I know in a couple of months it will be very HOT and all I will want to wear is short shorts and sleeveless tops. One thing I look forward to when spring and summer months approach are the crisp white staples that we get to bring back into our clothing ensembles. Personally, I’m not a follower of the rule “You can’t wear white after Labor Day.” I believe a nice white pant or blazer is always welcome, so you can find me sporting white even into the winter months.
With that said, you can imagine my excitement when I received this pair of J Brand Ava Low Rise Zipper Skinny Capri in white. To be honest, I have not donned a pair of capris in a while and I was almost skeptical about how to style them. That was, until a GF of mine sent me a photo of a J Brand ad featured in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar, featuring Lily Aldridge wearing these exact capris. The image was so Audrey Hepburn-esque to me, and my mind was suddenly racing with chic ideas to style these capris. Lily Aldridge was wearing them with a plain black tee, and matching black heels – very minimal chic! I decided to take it up a notch and pair a bright orange silky tank with my nude/clear Lucite pumps. After all, bright hues and color blocking is so hot right now!
When I initially tried them on, I wasn’t too pleased with the excessive snug fit. They are 98% cotton, 2% elastane, with 7.5 ounces of power stretch denim, so I knew they would have a great deal of stretch to them. However, I am curious if a size 28 would do better than the size 27 I had received. One thing I absolutely loved was the side zippers! I am immediately drawn to any skinny pant with zippers. It just gives any basic skinny pant that extra something.
At first I was displeased with the faux front pockets, but I then realized that front pockets probably would not be practical on a simple silhouette such as this. It would most likely take away from the clean, streamlined look. The feel of the denim is soft and weightless. The denim material is very thin, completely ideal for hot summer months. However, one downside to this thinness is the fact that they are a tad “see-through.” You must be very mindful of the color and cut of the underwear you choose to wear with these. It requires the thinnest and colorless underwear you own because it will definitely not leave anything to the imagination.
All and all, I’d say this is a great pair of denim that can be very versatile for the spring and summer months. It can be worn with so many different pairs of shoes! If you are looking for a clean pair of white denim this season, I’d definitely say give these a shot. Cropped denim is so hot right now, and this pair has a fun, retro feel. The fit is slim and contours so well to the body. Just be mindful of the snug fit and thin and slightly see-through material… you don’t want any embarrassing moments! Whether you pair them with fun flats or a sexy strappy heel – this denim will create a look that is the epitome of chic!