For today’s review, I’m sharing Black Orchid Denim’s Harper Skinny Boyfriend in Blackish. We all love our denim (especially our team here at Denimology… I’d say we border more on obsessed) – from everyday skinnies, to destroyed and slouchy, crisp selvedge, and of course our favorite stolen-from-the-boys boyfriend jeans. We all have a favorite jean for every occasion, our stand-by that always look chic with a blazer and pumps, the distressed weekend jeans, the “my tush looks bomb” date night jeans … the pairs that make us feel comfortable and confident. So when Black Orchid Denim sent over their new fit for me to try, the “Skinny Boyfriend” in a washed-down black, I wanted to combine the sexiness of my favorite boyfriend jeans with the sophistication (and dressed up look) I expect from my darkest skinnies.
Boyfriend jeans alway signal sexy but relaxed to me, that “I just woke up” casual look that feels oh so cool. I rarely dress up my boyfriend jeans, instead preferring them distressed with flats and a fitted tee or sweater. But with a slimmer fit in the leg, and a black wash, I wanted to dress these up for a night out.
I paired Black Orchid’s Skinny Boyfriend with a crisp (and slightly slouchy) white blouse and then glam’ed it up with cherry red lipstick, gold cuffs, and super high heels. Worn alone, the top and jeans are both casual items, but worn together and styled back to these accessories, the look feels much more sexy and sophisticated. Honestly though, what outfit doesn’t look better (and more ready for a night out) paired with red lipstick, bold jewelry, and killer stilettos?
The fit on the Skinny Boyfriend jean is relaxed through the box, with a slouchy waist, that then tapers into a slimmer leg opening. Still a few inches wider than a skinny or legging jean, but much more tapered than your traditional boyfriend style, the leg opening comes in at 12.5″. The jeans can be worn straight (unrolled) or rolled, but I like them with a bit of a cuff to show off your shoe. Plus, when cuffed, the leg opening fits a bit more snuggly to the calf and gives a slim line to elongate your frame (never a bad thing in my book). The waist and sizing of these jeans does run a bit larger than normal, so I would recommend sizing down by one, that way you get a clean fit through the bum, but still get the sexy slouchiness through the leg.
And a nice little added bonus? 2% elasten mixed with the cotton for a bit of stretch and comfort. If you’ve never worn Black Orchid Denim, I would highly recommend you give them a try, especially if you have a bit of a tush. I love the way their jeans flatter across the back and give you subtle curves with a hint of stretch. Scroll below for detailed shots of the Harper Skinny Boyfriend, and let me know in the comments how you dress up your denim for date night.
outfit: Denim: Black Orchid Denim Harper Skinny Boyfriend in Blackish, Top: Bonobos, Cuffs: Svelte Metals, Shoes: Jean Michel Cazabat at Rand & Statler SF
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