Hello everyone, Lana here again from San Luis Obispo, California! For those who have read my previous reviews, you know how I’ve always felt about cropped jeans. I always thought they only looked best on tall, svelte models. I’m more muscular and athletic, so I always felt like cropped jeans did nothing for me but shorten my legs in a not-so-flattering way. Lately though, I’ve been thinking differently with a lot of the great cropped jeans I’ve had a chance to review lately (and the ever-warming California weather gets a little credit too)! Cropped jeans are the typical summer staple for most denim fans, allowing you to show off your manicure and cute new sandals, and to stay a little cooler or wade around at the beach. I think I’ve fallen just a little bit more for the cropped jean trend, with this MIA & MOSS Camden Crop Skinny in Medium Blue review!
MIA & MOSS is a fairly new denim brand that I was unfamiliar with until I was asked to do some reviews for them! The company resides in denim-savvy Los Angeles, California, and prides itself in its unique fabric blends that give each of its denim masterpieces the feeling of cashmere. Each piece is also cut to offer streamlined fit, all the way down to the subtle details. MIA & MOSS constructs “jeans are a shock to the senses in the best possible way.” The brand actually sent me four of their jeans for review: the Sabine Skinny in Indigo, the Sabine Skinny in Grey, the Hyde High Rise Skinny in Dark Blue, and the Camden Crop skinny in Medium Blue. I was sent size 27 across the board, and even though I am usually a 26, they fit pretty well! I could have still worn a 26 too, so, if you would like to try out this brand, size up if you like an easier (yet still streamlined) fit, or take your usual size for a more snug fit. None of them have stretched out, either!
The MIA & MOSS Camden Crop Skinny in Medium Blue came to me rolled up in cuffs, and I left it that way! I thought the cuffs were super cute. The blue is a pretty vibrant light shade, with subtle fading in the usual areas. I also like the contrast orange stitching. Just like the brand promises, these are super soft at 78% cotton, 20% polyester and 2% spandex without too much stretch, and they are a more lightweight denim which makes them a perfect summer jean. They have a mid rise of 8 1/4″ with a contour waistband which fits perfectly up over my hips with no gapping, and they stay put! They definitely fit a little bit better than the Sabine skinny, which isn’t bad itself…the waistband is just a bit tighter with these which works better for me. The cropped inseam length is 26″ and the uncuffed leg opening is 11″. I think they look cute either cuffed or uncuffed but as mentioned previously, there is something about these that I find makes them more appealing cuffed! I’m guessing maybe it’s because they are of a thinner denim, so the cuffs are more dainty and they top off the blue wash really well. The pockets aren’t bulky at all due to a horizontal-fold front pocket lining for flat concealment. Like all MIA & MOSS jeans, the Camden Crop Skinny in Medium Blue relies on its fit and comfort as a selling point rather than excessive detailing—the contrast orange stitching, leather back waistband label and branded rivets are all it needs to be a great crop jean for summer at a price that won’t break the bank!
This pretty cropped jean is very cute with longer, more tunic-length tank tops, which I like to offset my higher hipbones and give more of a lengthening effect with the cropped length of the jeans. As seen here I just wore them with a simple Boy Meets Girl tee, jacket and slip-on shoes, but I am looking forward to wearing these to the beach this summer with my gladiator sandals, or barefoot for some relaxing walks in the sand and surf. As mentioned before, this is a premium-quality jean at a not-too-premium price, so if you aren’t sure yourself about the cropped jean trend or are just looking for a nice simple cropped jean for summer, the MIA & MOSS Camden Crop Skinny in Medium Blue is a great choice!
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