First up for today’s review is my favorite pair from the brand- The Siwy Jeans Ladonna Skinny Jeans in Artist. I opened up the package and immediately lunged for those bad boys. It’s been a few seasons of “painterly prints” and artist inspired denim, but I’ve had a hard time finding a pair that were perfectly distressed, with just the right amount of the look. In addition to slight distressing throughout (including the back pockets- a detail I love), the knees are worn in, and the dark indigo dye is splashed with white paint splatters. I love the look of them- like I’ve been painting in my studio, or crafting my own Jackson Pollack (I wish!). Maybe it seems silly, but I love the way these jeans remind me of art class, and just pulling them on inspired me to have a bit more (creative) fun. In college one of my nicknames was “Art School” and I only wish I’d had these back then!
I’ve worn these jeans constantly, and love that they can be dressed up for down easily with a tshirt & flats, or paired back to heeled booties and a blazer for a more pulled together look. For a meeting last week (at the art school where I teach), I paired these jeans back to a cropped jacket, a white silk tshirt, and black suede ankle booties. I felt appropriately professional, even though the jeans are distressed. And while I wouldn’t wear them to teach, they seemed perfect for a kick off meeting with the other styling instructors.
These Siwy Jeans Ladonna Skinny Jeans in Artist retail just over the $200 MSRP mark – a bit on the expensive side for premium, but when you consider the details, distressing and fantastic fit, I think they’re fairly priced (especially against their competition!). Distressing, special wash techniques, and abrasions are all expensive additions to a pair of jeans so it’s expected that this will reflect in the price point. And for the quality and fit of these jeans (in addition to all of the extra details) the price seems very fair. Distressed denim is a must-have trend for Spring, and these Ladonna Skinny Jeans will definitely be topping my list (and sitting on top in my closet!) all season.
You can find the Siwy Jeans Ladonna Skinny Jeans in Artist, here.