This week I am excited to share with you a denim review featuring 7 For All Mankind's The Skinny in Authentic Oceanside. Let me start out by saying that these jeans are from 7 For All Mankind's Vintage 7 Collection, and once I read "vintage" on the tag, I knew I'd be a fan. For those of you that are unfamiliar with my personal blog, Belle de Couture, I am a vintage fanatic and I feature vintage clothing on my blog quite regularly - so, you can understand the excitement I had with this vintage-esque style. Lately I've been reviewing some stand-out denim on Denimology. A funky print, a wax-like coating -- so I was ready to change things up a bit and review a classic pair of denim. You might look at these jeans and see an ordinary blue jean, but I have to tell you that these jeans quickly became a fave for me, and for a number of reasons.
For one, the wash and the distressing give off the perfect vintage vibe. The light blue wash is perfect for spring and summer styling, and the light fading is in all the right places. The jeans contain minimal holes, hand sanding, and grinding for that perfect worn-in look. I love how 7FAM didn't overdue it on the distressing. Some distressed styles have a tendency of looking sloppy, but 7FAM did this style the right way. Oh, and I can't forget to mention how the denim feels. The denim is ultra-soft! Exactly how you would imagine an old vintage pair of jeans to feel.
Now let's move on to another reason why I love these jeans - the fit. They are comprised of 98% cotton and 2% spandex. You wouldn't know by looking at them, but they contain 11.25 oz of stretch. 7FAM tends to run smaller than other denim brands, so instead of my usual 28, I went for a size 29. I was pleased with the overall fit, but if you prefer a more snug fit, I recommend keeping your usual size because the jeans did stretch out a bit. I actually prefer a looser fit with my skinnies, unless they are a legging style, so I was quite pleased with the overall fit of these jeans. They were very comfortably throughout a day's wear. I especially liked how they looked on my bum -- which is a quality that the brand never disappoints on.
"The skinny" is 7FAM's skinniest style of jean, and the skinny fit goes from hip to hem. The 8" front rise and 13" back rise ensures the jeans sit snug on the hip bones. The shorter inseam (30" to be exact) allows for a refined look (aka no bunching at the ankles). However, I decided to roll the ankles up a tad to show off my ankle strap heels.
I chose to style these jeans with a colorful button-down and some chic sandals, but the styling possibilities of these jeans are endless! For a fun day look, I would also style them with a gladiator sandal or trendy sneaker, paired with a graphic tee and a panama hat. For night I would style these jeans with a sequin top, a blazer, and some chic pumps. You really can't go wrong with this classic style of jean.
If you're a fan of the vintage inspired denim as much as I am, don't forget to check out some of their other amazing styles in the 7 For All Mankind Vintage 7 Collection.