Denimocracy Anarchy Knit Skinny in Onyx

Hi Everyone! Today I’m dedicating my Denimocracy Anarchy Knit Skinny in Onyx review to the concept of uniform dressing. Outside of the denim world, I’m not very interested in wearing trends, instead preferring to wear classic pieces in a sort of denim-centered uniform. It makes getting dressed quick, and I always feel appropriate and pulled together (but with a bit of an edge) no matter where my schedule takes me.

For me, my go-to look combines a simple dark colored tee, a classic leather jacket, bold statement jewelry (usually gold, and almost always from Svelte Metals), a pair of high boots, and a super skinny pair of jeans. So when Denimocracy kindly sent over these new knit skinnies from their fall collection, I was very excited to see that their fit is extra slim and fits perfectly tucked into my favorite knee high boots. But more importantly, these look like jeans with grommets, hardware, seaming, and pocket details, but the fit is more like your favorite pair of leggings. They’re incredibly stretchy, but thick and completely opaque. Plus (the always appreciated bonus) they suck you in a bit for a super slim look, and still keep their shape as you run around. Basically it’s like your coziest pair of leggings, dressed up with an edgy denim wash, so you feel pulled together and on trend. All the while thanking the fashion gods that you look like you’re wearing sexy skinny jeans while feeling like you can do deep knee bends…

The Anarchy Knit Skinny comes in 16 colors and two fits, a full length skinny with a 31” inseam (this is what I’m wearing) and a crop skinny with a 26” inseam. While these look like denim with wash details and finishing, the fabric is actually a plush knitted French Terry. In this post, I’m wearing the Onyx which is a black wash, but features a grey treatment across the seaming and back pockets. These aren’t a solid black, but I really like the grey detail – it keeps these from looking too much like leggings and gives them a really unique look.

The rise on the Knit Skinny is 8” with a 8.5” leg opening. I felt like the 31” length was perfect on my 5’9” frame, so keep in mind that if you are more petite you may prefer to cuff or roll these, or you have a great option in the cropped version (and will save you on tailoring!). Though an 8” rise is common and places this pair in the medium-rise range, I felt like because of the stretch, they fit a bit more high waisted than most of my 8” rise jeans. I liked this higher rise since it gave me a bit more coverage and helped keep the backside of the jeans high and more figure flattering.

Price wise, the Anarchy Knit Skinny comes in well below most premium denim at $99. If you’re looking for a wonderful and comfortable new basic to add to your fall uniform (without breaking the bank!) check out and the new Anarchy Knit Skinny collection here.

Denimocracy Anarchy Knit Skinny in Onyx

outfit: sunnies: Ray-Bant-shirt: Zara, jacket: vintage, denim: Denimocracy Anarchy Knit Skinny in Onyx, boots: DV Dolce Vitabracelets: Svelte Metals and Vita Fede, necklace: ADEAM

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Caroline Rooney is a San Francisco based stylist and model. Following internships with American Eagle Outfitters, Diane von Furstenberg, Parfums de Christian Dior, and Condé Nast, Caroline launched socially conscious clothing line The Bearon, in 2008. The Bearon was named one of INC. Magazine's "Coolest College Start Ups" in 2009. In 2011, Caroline joined the buying team at, buying both men's & women's denim. She fell hard for menswear, and grew particularly passionate about the denim industry. Throughout, Caroline has been signed as a print and runway model and has appeared in campaigns for Dodge, Ford, Ella Sven, & Bloomingdales, and worked with Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Donna Karan, and Miley Cyrus. After spending years on sets she developed an eye for styling and in the fall of 2013, moved to San Francisco to launch her career as a menswear stylist. Currently, Caroline is launching the menswear blog Bearon & Brothers, and works as a stylist for menswear e-commerce brand Bonobos. She is also an instructor of fashion styling at the Academy of Art University, and contributor to the denim blog "Denimology".