Denim Review: FRAME Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans


Every time I buy a pair of ripped jeans, I think of an old man say… “WHY DO YOU BUY JEANS ALREADY RIPPED?” As if I’m buying a defective product. The truth is, I love ripped jeans, and I’m bad at distressing my own jeans. I’ve tried cheese graters, bleaching, cutting, sanding, you name it, and I just lose focus and start watching cartoons or something.

The thing is finding the perfect pair of distressed jeans. I’m weird, I like rips, but orderly rips. I have a pair of J Brand 811s with pre-made holes in them and I wear them so much, they have actually worn authentic holes in them (ok, one of those holes was from when I tripped on the sidewalk… good times).  It’s rare when I see a pair of jeans that have a bajillion holes in them, but are somehow still minimal. Yet, FRAME was able to accomplish this with their Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans.

The Denim:

A bit like the classic black jeans you wore on a date with Edward Scissorhands, these jeans have orderly, yet plentiful slices with distressing. As a stretch jean, the Le Color Rips can be worn either as a second skin or like I like to wear my jeans, slightly relaxed. The fit is pretty amazing, the second I put them on, it felt like the sexiest pair of jeans I ever wore, yet incredibly comfortable. With the composition at 91.5% cotton/6% polyester/2.5% lycra, these are a pair of jeans you can wear all day and feel cozy in, but the flip side to the presence of the lycra is that you can see it in the distressing (not the little white squiggles around the holes, that’s the lycra). It bothered me a little bit, but overall, I loved these jeans so much, they just have to be part of my denim collection…. after all they are the sexiest jeans I ever wore.

Word on the street is that FRAME denim runs small, and so I ordered a size up, even though now my regular jeans are fitting again… and I would have to say they were only slightly bigger than my regular 27s. So if you’re ordering these for the first time, you might want to find a store that has these in stock, or order two pairs. They do give a bit because of the stretch, but don’t bank on that too much.

All in all, if you’re looking for something rock and roll, but with a teeny bit of class, these jeans are made for you.


How to Wear the Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans

Basically my answer to anything, is with a white tee-shirt and blazer, and these are no exception. you could actually wear these jeans with anything if you want to have an edgy outfit. The pale pink blazer and white tee are offset by the black distressed jeans. Here, I opted for a trendy shoe like the Jeffery Campbell Melina cutout bootie, to pair with these jeans, but they also would work with a Chelsea boot. The jeans are definitely a statement, so you can go full out rock and roll with a vintage concert tee and a motorcycle jacket, go super casual with a chunky sweater. Obviously, since I bought these jeans I can think of a million ways to wear them.


Wearing: Jeans: FRAME Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans $199 • Blazer: Aritzia • Tee: Splendid • Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell • Bag: 3.1 Philip Lim (gift)  • Sunglasses: Prada



  1. September 13, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    Great outfit! I’ll use that excuse the next time I want to buy some ripped denim jeans to quiet my inner frugal self, because I know exactly what you mean by orderly rips. I don’t have the patience to distress my own jeans, so the purchase is worth it!


  2. September 13, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    I can’t decide what I love most here – Those jeans, the shoes, or that killer bag!

  3. Jennine
    September 14, 2013 / 12:12 pm

    Aw, thanks so much Caity! They’re my wardrobe favorites right now!

  4. Jennine
    September 14, 2013 / 12:13 pm

    Oh yeah… or the HEART to destroy a well-fitting pair of jeans. I just can’t do it, especially with my non-DIY skillz. It’s shameful. I thought bloggers were supposed to be DIY whizzes! 😉

  5. September 16, 2013 / 10:32 am

    I love this look so much!!! denim perfection

  6. Jennine
    September 17, 2013 / 2:07 am

    Thank you so much Austen!

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