Hi my dear denim heads! I’m back with another review from my new favorite brand, Siwy Denim. If you saw my review of their LaDonna Skinny in Artist here, (or checked out the photos on my Instagram @CaroRooney) you’ll know that I’m currently obsessed with my Siwy jeans, and have been wearing them constantly since my first review. Today I’m reviewing the Siwy Denim Janis in Treasure Map, a cheeky & fun destructed flare.
The Janis is the brand’s midrise flare, coming in with an 8.5″ rise, and a 34″ inseam. The fit is perfect for a long, lean, and leggy silhouette, while giving you a little extra coverage up top. In fact, the back rise on these is 13″, which if you’re a fan of midrise and & flares, you know is important to give a sleek and curve hugging fit across the back. What I love about the Janis is that they fit like their classic skinnies, with a smooth comfortable fit across the waist and through the backside, with a super slim thigh, and then start to flare out just below the knee. Skinny up top, and through the knee, and then a sexy flare that ultimately ends at a 22″ leg opening. Basically this means that your legs look miles long, and the flared leg opening gives you a balanced, feminine silhouette. I love them paired back to a platform or wedge heel, and with the 34″ inseam, the jeans will fall over your shoes, hiding your secret extra inches, making you look a few inches taller. To accomplish this look, make sure to pair them back to a tall shoe (depending on your traditional inseam), and that the opening of the jeans falls about 1/2″ above the ground. The bottom of your shoe should just show, and you shouldn’t have to worry about catching the edges or wearing out the hem. This trick gives you legs for miles!
In addition to the long, lean look of the Janis, Siwy denim is incredibly comfortable. This pair has 2% elastan, and stretches with me, but doesn’t stretch out. This is the case with all of my Siwy jeans – lots of stretch, but great retraction. As a stylist, I’ve been wearing Siwy jeans almost exclusively on sets the past few months, and they keep their shape perfectly, even after a full day of running around, pinning dresses, crawling around on the floor fixing things …. the very glamorous parts of being a stylist! Plus, I’ve gotten a killer number of compliments, both on the look and the fit of my Siwy jeans… always an added bonus!
The Janis in Treasure Map features a bit of destruction for a more trend-forward look. Usually flares are a little too “pin-up” for me – I love the fit and elongated look, but usually feel like the look is a bit too feminine or curve hugging for a more casual and relaxed look. But with the distressing on the knees (as well as a bit across the thigh), the look feels more LA cool, than Marilyn Monroe. The medium wash and subtle fading helps too – these are the perfect jeans to dress up the distressed denim trend for summer, and I think they will be perfect for dinner near the beach or a weekend in LA, where the uniform calls for a more casual, but pulled together & sexy look.
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