Each year I usually do my top picks when it comes to jeans. This includes the pairs I have been living in for months and the pairs that are my go to when it comes to denim! This time around I have about 8 pairs that I wear regularly and I have listed them below! You may notice that none of these include prints or patterns, they are all classics, except for one burgundy pair, but I also class them as very easy to wear and versatile.
1 – AG Adriano Goldschmied The Legging in 12 Years Dwight
These are my gorgeous AG Jeans that I bought from Shopbop a couple of months ago. I’m so glad I got them because I have been living in them ever since, they are my go to for a medium blue wash which is detailed and pretty. Every time I look at them I just get excited by how pretty the whiskering and fading is. They did an amazing job with these jeans and they are the best AG Jeans I have ever tried! You can read my review on these jeans here.
It’s my turn this week to style the weekend going out look and I have been really excited for this post! One of my favourite jeans are these Koral Los Angeles skinny jeans in Merlot that I got a few months ago as I find them so versatile and gorgeous! I dress them up or down and they work either way, so that’s why I wanted to include them in this weeks look.
This outfit is very much my style as it’s something that I would wear out. I always love adding colour and stand out pieces to my outfits as I find that dressing in dull colours or an outfit that’s mostly the same shade can get quite boring. This is just how my personality is though as people like Kate Moss can get away with the monochrome look day after day and make it work!
So, for this outfit, I paired the Koral jeans with a black blazer from River Island, a pewter/silver cami top from Mango, some Miss KG Arctic black suede ankle booties and an Anya Hindmarch pewter glitter clutch. I kept most of these pieces affordable from the high street as I know not everyone (myself included) can afford to splash out on expensive clothes that you would only wear a couple of times or less, so I tend to do a lot of my shopping (jeans not included) in places like Topshop and Zara which is much cheaper than designer, but still of better quality than most.
Overall though, I really love this look and am inspired to wear an outfit like this next time I go out to dinner or something similar. What do you think of the look? I feel like it’s really dressy, but it’s still a statement as the jeans are burgundy and you have elements of sparkle! I also much prefer pewter over silver as I feel it’s more classic, silver can be too bright and tacky sometimes when it comes to glitter, so pewter is a better shade to wear to keep it smart. You can also read my review on these jeans here.
This weeks review is one I have been very excited to do for some time now. These jeans are from the new denim brand Koral Los Angeles and they are their Skinny in Merlot. For those of you who are not familiar with the brand, we recently announced their launch here on DenimBlog. The brand was founded by the founders of 7 For All Mankind and has been flying off the shelves in stores! I can honestly say I am not usually so fond of brands that are completely brand new, I usually prefer to stick to my classics, but with these I am completely smitten and I can’t wait to tell you why!
Koral Los Angeles pride themselves on having an amazing fit that brings classics to life by making them fun and fresh, so the fit of these is actually amazing. I’m sure some of you will know that I put a photo on Instagram (@DenimBlog) of these jeans when they arrived and my initial reaction was ‘wow, this wash is incredible’ and that also flows into the fit, the details, the design, the packaging… everything is incredible.
These are super skinny all over with a lower rise and an amazing fabric that has great retraction. When you put these on they stretch out to fit your shape, yet they feel like they hold you in at the same time and fit really securely and snug all over. The back pocket placement actually reminds me of 7 For All Mankind in the sense that it’s perfectly positioned and equal on both sides, as well as being the right shape and size to be flattering. These pockets are a little bit narrower than 7 For All Mankind though and I think it makes them just as flattering.
The fabric of these is really really soft, even though it’s a poly blend, it doesn’t itch or irritate my skin one bit because it feels so delicate and smooth on the skin, which I find really impressive as usually there is always some irritation or scratchiness when polyester is involved for me. They do fit skin tight, so they do wrinkle a little bit at first, but I have worn these twice already and that goes away as they mould to your body shape more. These haven’t stretched out either or lost any shape, they seem to maintain that really well and I know the brand have worked hard on making this an important factor in their jeans.
As for the details, everything is so well thought out. They come with an authenticy card which is grey with silver edges and a care card as well, both of these are inside a grey envelope which is tucked neatly in the back pocket. They have one single rivet on the right back pocket, a little tab at the hem on one of the legs which features the brand name (image 9), their hardware is a really pretty colour and unique to the brand with their logos, they make their patches coincide with the colour of the wash and they came wrapped up in a beautiful silver box with ribbon. All of these little details really say so much about a brand, it shows me they care about every single part of their product and they want the customer to know they are getting a great pair of jeans. It reminds me of the old Diesel jeans when they used to have cool rivets and inside hem linings on some of their pairs, it would make each individual jean unique and well thought out.
Now my favourite part of these jeans is the wash. Since I don’t drink, I was thinking of a way to describe this wash, however having seen the colour of Merlot a few days ago as someones drink, I can definitely say it’s fairly accurate of that. It’s a really rich and intense shade of deep red (more like the full length photo above) that has a sheen to it. Because the fabric is so gorgeous, the jeans actually look like they have a depth to them and the wash stands out, they really are the most beautiful shade of deep red I have ever seen on a pair of jeans and I am completely in love with them. Since burgundy and reds are one of my favourite colours when it comes to denim, I have seen my fair share of shades and none can come close (so far) to this Merlot wash. I don’t think the pictures do it justice, you need to see it in person to see its beauty. I have lightened some of the close up photos so you can see the details easier, but the jeans are actually the darker shade you see in the full length photos or the video on Shopbop in the link below.
I took my usual size of 27 and these fit me perfectly, so I can say they run true to size with the likes of J Brand, Paige and 7 For All Mankind for sizing reference. I honestly can’t think of one negative point about these jeans. Like I mentioned above, I usually am not so welcoming with the new brands that come along because I have usually seen the same thing over and over again, but there is something about Koral that I have welcomed with open arms and I am very happy to have a new brand that I love! The only thing I could possibly think of is the fabric is quite a hair and fluff magnet, which is a little unusual for red jeans, but it’s not a huge issue at all. I can’t wait to see these on celebs and see what other jeans they come out with!
Also, as a heads up, I will have an interview with the brand for you very soon! I think you will love it! What do you think of them? I would definitely recommend trying Koral to any of you! You can buy these jeans online at Shopbop.com here for $170.