Fall is in our midst and I am feeling more than ready to style some fresh fall colors, textures, and DENIM! Today I’m reviewing a pair of dneim that encompasses two top trends this fall: texture and burgundy color. I’m reviewing the James Jeans Twiggy Coated Leggings in Sienna.
The Twiggy style is a signature style to James Jeans and is a style that’s loved by many celebs, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Duff, Jessica Alba, and Rachel Bilson. I’ve reviewed the Twiggy style back in April 2013, and I was quite fond of the fit and feel of the denim. I was eager to try the style again, but in a wash that’s perfect for fall. This Sienna hue is a burgundy, oxblood color that was a popular color last fall and is adored just as much this year.
If you aren’t familiar with coated denim then now’s the time to get aquainted! It’s all the rage right now!! Coated denim is denim that’s been treated with a wax-like coating that resembles the look and feel of leather. What I love about this style of denim is that you are able to get the look of leather without having to empty your wallet. Plus, if you live in a mild climate (like myself) and you don’t get very cool temps in the fall and winter season, then coated denim is the answer to your prayers. You don’t have to worry about sweating up a storm while wearing it!
This pair is 98% cotton and 2% lyrca. It has AMAZING stretch. That’s one thing I have to say is consistent with James Jeans is their impeccable stretch. I’ve yet to try a pair of their denim that didn’t fit me like a glove, and flatter me in all the right places. Even with the body hugging fit the denim is very comfortable — feeling like a second skin.
This light-weight jean has faux front pockets and back patch pockets. Faux front pockets is pretty normal when it comes to the legging style. This jean has tonal stitching throughout and gray logo and hardware. It’s a midrise jean, which is my favorite rise and I feel it’s flattering on everyone. The rise is 8″ and the inseam is 28.5″. The leg opening is 9.5″. I love a skinny jean that hits right at the ankle. It allows for a more clean and streamlined look.
I say these jeans (and the majority of James Jeans styles) are true to size. However, with any brand it’s always important to keep in mind the “rise”. Denim with a higher rise may fit tighter (since it’s higher up on the waist), so you may need to upsize with high-waisted styles. Since this style is a midrise I recommend sticking to your regular size in denim. These jeans did stretch out after a day’s wear, but I will say that it was after crawling around on the floor with my 9 month old daugther and running around all day. Personnally, I always prefer a jean to be snug, but not too tight to the point that you feel uncomfortable. This pair was snug and comfortable, but did stretch out a bit by the end of the day. If that is something that bothers you, you might want to try going down a size.