Emily Ratajkowski in Citizens of Humanity

After skinny jeans had full reign of the denim market for years, we saw distressed boyfriend jeans pop out and gain popularity along with flares and bootcuts. It’s been great to see more variety out there, as well as more vintage pieces in similar styles. This summer there was a huge emergence of relaxed jeans with heavy to moderate distressing—mostly in the boyfriend jeans realm, but some brands released high waisted, straight leg “mom jeans” with distressing as well. Every brand interpreted these new trends differently. Here is model Emily Ratajkowski in Citizens of Humanity, wearing the Liya in Extreme. This is actually a straight and lean leg style with a high rise, and stone washed black denim. I’m heavy into the washed black look this Fall…any dark grey jean with whiskering, fading or the general appearance of once being a well-loved black jean has my attention! The knees on this jean are torn across and the pockets are gently frayed. Emily wears hers a bit looser for more of an on-trend relaxed vintage look, and I’d say her look is on point! This is definitely a new jean on my most-wanted list.

Shop the Citizens of Humanity Liya High Rise Classic Fit jean in Extreme here.


  1. With the exposed skin in several different areas the eyes do not really flow over her outfit.

    Smoother look may have been achieved if the top had not been cropped.

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