Denim Review: Current/Elliott Cheetah Stilletto Skinny Jeans

Grr baby, very grr. That’s what I said to myself the minute I put these jeans on. Much like my girl Alicia over at Cheetah Is The New Black, I have a thing for all things animal print, but until recently I didn’t file denim into that collection of things.

What appeals to me about these Current/Elliott Stilletto Skinny jeans (in Camel Cheetah) is the way that somehow, they aren’t as loud as they should be. The pattern is faded and muted just enough to be bold but not obnoxious. The denim is nice and thick, with enough give to make them quite comfortable. The rise feels lower than any jeans I’ve bought in ages, but with a shirt tucked in, this makes my torso look a little longer, which I like.

I was wildly excited to try out these jeans, but I’ll be straight with you all: Current / Elliott jeans are not my best fit. They just really square off my derriere in a way I don’t prefer. However, these are definitely my favorite version of an animal print jean, and I love the cropped length and softness of the denim.

I’m loving the idea of printed denim right now mostly because it makes putting together a fun and unique outfit so easy. Think about it: How many simple, solid-color shirts and sweaters do you own? Since leopard is a new neutral, throwing on any color of top (or layering two hues) will work amazingly. For example, I love the fall palette that this deep wine, red and cheetah create together.

Have you tried out the printed denim trend yet? Would you rock a pair of cheetah print jeans?

[Photos by Nando Alvarez]



  1. December 2, 2011 / 12:30 pm

    Hey Taylor,
    I love your blog. I have just started a new denim line Please let me know what you think of our jeans and if you would wear a pair and if so can you please tell me what your size is?

    Spread the Sonas (happiness & good times)

    Gerry 🙂

  2. December 2, 2011 / 12:36 pm

    I really love your set ! ;-))


  3. December 2, 2011 / 12:39 pm

    AH, love this post! Thanks for the shout out! ;)) I have the grey pair, but desperately craving the camel especially after seeing you rock them here. Aren’t they fun?!

  4. taylordavies
    December 2, 2011 / 12:41 pm

    @Alicia – I am rather obsessed!! I bet the grey are aaamazing, too! Perhaps a swap would be logical 🙂

  5. December 2, 2011 / 2:09 pm

    You’re actually one of the first folks I’ve seen in cheetah jeans and I actually like how they’re styled. Unfortunately for me, I’ve got to much booty for some of the higher end brands…I’ll have to wait for someone else to knock them off!

  6. Mylene
    December 2, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    Did you size down on this?

  7. taylordavies
    December 2, 2011 / 3:20 pm

    Hi Mylene – I ordered my usual size (27) with these. They stretch (but not a ton).

  8. jen
    December 3, 2011 / 7:40 am

    I have these in grey and I love them! So fun! I agree, sometimes the back pockets on C/E jeans are a dilemma for me as well…but their jeans are so soft….

  9. December 3, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    I got a pair of leopard print jeans from urban outfitters.. I’m obsessed with leopard anything.. you look awesome, love how you styled them.. cool blog!!

  10. February 27, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    Great content! Keep it going

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