Autumn is coming.
Not that it means much here in San Francisco, our seasons may yield a 10° difference, but all in all, it’s a great excuse to start with the fall colors. In denim world, that means, darker washes. Of course, I’ve been loving the distressed jean trend, and have been wanting to check out a few pairs for months, so of course, upon finding the DL1961 Amanda Skinny Jean in Seville, I absolutely had to give these a try.
This is my first postpartum outfit photo since my baby was born seven weeks ago. I’ve been squeezing myself into jeans for a few weeks, but now I’m actually getting to the point where I can wear normal outfits (ie. not leggings and tee shirts!). I’ve been hearing a lot about DL1961′s stretch denims, the 4-Way stretch which holds 90% of it’s shape. These days, I need all the stretch I can get! It’s true, the jeans did retain their shape, and they do have a bit of give with 88% cotton and 12% Lycra (most jeans have a 98% cotton / 2% Lycra composition). I ended up having to wear a belt after wearing them a few minutes, but that might have something to do with the fact I ordered a pair two sizes up from my “pre-pregnancy” size. I might have been able to get away with only going one size up… but yeah, I didn’t.
It’s really hard to find the perfect amount of distressing, whether it be in the wash, or the actual holes, and the hole placement. I loved how the jeans had a little bit of dimension with the whiskering and on the thighs, only enough to give a bit of contrast, not enough to notice, you know how some jeans get carried away with the sandblaster and you have super light thighs with dark denim. It looks cheap. Here in the Seville wash, it’s perfect.
Getting the knee hole placement, didn’t work so well with my petite stature, with a 31″ inseam, the Amandas are better for tall women. However, I didn’t mind so much overall with the complete outfit. I actually liked the way they fit two sizes up, slightly relaxed without being dowdy.
How to wear them:
These jeans can go with anything, but I really loved wearing them with a classic pair of pumps. Of course, I haven’t worn pumps since before I was pregnant, so digging out last year’s Schutz pumps, it was nice to see that they work perfectly with this season’s return to the classic pump trend. You can throw on a slouchy sweater, sunglasses, and hey you got an outfit! I just loved how easy they go with almost everything in my wardrobe. That’s why we love jeans, isn’t it?
Wearing: Jeans, DL1961 Amanda • Sweater: Zara • Bag: Givenchy • Sunglasses: Prada • Shoes: Schutz