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This season has really just begun, but I’m already convinced of one thing: grey denim is where it’s at. I’ve always loved the idea of stepping outside the everyday denim shades, but it can be hard to find a color that is truly wearable. Pastel jeans, red—even black serve a certain purpose and aren’t exactly wearable for every occasion, so finding a pair of truly wearable grey jeans seems like mission impossible. Until now! American Eagle Outfitters Denim X Jegging in Smoke Grey is such an all-around perfect jean. Its shade of grey is somewhere in the medium tone (American Eagle Outfitters knows its mid-tone denim), which makes it easily transferrable from grocery shopping to a night on the town. I do think these jeans are a tad bit dressier than the everyday blue denim– I have been saving them for more evening occasions– but with cooler weather moving in, I think grey is a great (and different) choice.

These jeggings are part of the amazing Denim X line—the divine combination of 54% Cotton, 37% Modal, 7% Polyester and 2% Elastane (which I also raved about here), that I could literally live in. So comfortable, and I think there’s something magic in the fabric combination that just provides the most perfect fit. I love that the smarties over at AEO designed these jeans with Lycra Invista stretch—they literally do not lose their shape, yet they still feel and fit like jeans. I’ve tried a few pairs of American Eagle Outfitters jeans this season all with stretch, and it’s really making me think I need to go through my denim collection and just throw out all of the pairs without stretch!

The fit on these jeggings is on-par with other AEO jeggings, which most agree to size up on. Mine are a 4, and I’m usually a 2 or 4 in the brand. The rise is considered low, but they did not feel too low at all. The back pockets are perfectly stretchy as well (which actually makes them rather useful), and they have actual front pockets as well. The inseam on mine was regular (30 inches); although I’m rather petite at 5’3”, I prefer a bit of a longer inseam so I have the versatility to roll them, wear them with heels or flats, boots, etc.

I love the American Eagle Outfitters Denim X Jegging in Smoke Grey for the upcoming holidays—with a sweater, flannel or leather jacket (like my choice!). And I know it’s not just me who has fallen in love here- the selection online is starting to sell out in many sizes! Hurry up before they’re gone 🙂

The American Eagle Outfitters Denim X Jegging in Smoke Grey is available here.

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Leigh Disher
I dream in denim, from skinnies and boyfriends, to distressed, colored and coated. By day, I'm a research consultant, stay-at-home mom to two little boys, and a self-proclaimed denim fashionista. Denim has always been the soul of my closet, defined by my constant search for the next greatest pair of jeans. I'm thrilled to be able to share my passion for denim, and help inspire others in their own quest for the perfect pair of jeans.