Grey denim has always been a favorite of mine, but like blue, the right wash with just enough wear and details is a mission. Unlike blue, it is feeling flat more often than not. When I got these R13 Skinny jeans in Black Worn, I could not be more elated to find a grey pair that I can truly be happy with.
I took these in my usual size 27 and would say that they run true to size. They are a bit of a thicker denim, but still have some stretch to them. Unlike their blacks, these are less clingy to the skin which gives them more of a classic skinny opposed to the legging fit.
The fabric is great, just like every pair of R13 jeans. They feel like a true pair of vintage jeans that have been worn down so much that they feel like butter. This is the main reason why I have mostly been living in their jeans over the past many months. The jeans also hold their shape really well. I have worn these since November and have had no problem with bagging anywhere on them.
What can I start with when it comes to the wash? Like I stated earlier, grey is a hard one to get right by anyone. If you get grey right, there is pretty much nothing that you can do wrong. Although this wash is named Black Worn, I would classify them as a medium to dark charcoal wash. They have fading on the thigh to keep them from feeling flat and there is some whiskering on the hips and along the inner thighs of the jeans that are very subtle. So subtle that they are one of those minor details that add so much life even when going unnoticed.
Overall, this is just another one to add to the R13 list that I suggest to anyone to try out. The wash goes with everything (it loves a brown belt) and the fit is just great. You can click here to get them now at SHOPBOP for $325.
Jeans Courtesy of R13.
Even though skinny jeans are a staple, boyfriend jeans are still one of my favorites to see out. The ease of them cannot be replaced and the more natural the wash is, the better. The Slouchy Skinny in Light Blue by R13 has that exact natural worn feel to them with mild distressing that takes that lived in feel a bit further.
When it comes to wedged sneakers, I have to say that Isabel Marant still makes them the best. She concealed the wedge perfectly and chose the right height. Her Bobby style would have to be my favorite due to their versatility. They work so well with cuffed boyfriend jeans like these and add even more ease to them. To keep that casual vibe going, I chose an R13 sweater to layer over a T by Alexander Wang t shirt. Then to finish the look, some classic Ray-Bans and a Marant belt. So whether you are running some quick errands or taking a relaxing winter day at the beach, I think this look is perfect.
This look here is a more smarter take on the look above. I just love slip-on sneakers. Way before the trend kicked off, I have been wearing the style. They go with everything! I chose a pair from the new The Blond Salad x Steve Madden collection. The print on them is so clean and just sick. As the print stands out, I wanted to keep everything else clean with a simple t shirt by T by Alexander Wang and a sleek coat by Joseph. Whether you are braving the cold and stomping the streets at Fashion Week or hanging in the slightly warmer West Coast, you will feel nothing but chic in this look here.
Ankle boots would have to be another favorite shoe choice to pair with boyfriend jeans. Depending on the boots, you can be that classic Marant chick or a more Nancy Spungen type. I sort of went the latter with this look here. These Saint Laurent boots have to be one of the coolest that Hedi Slimane has released. The slightly western and slightly biker details adds such a cool attitude to the look. I then came across this jacket by Designer Remix that just had great details to it that didn’t clash with the boots. To finish the look off, a hat by Black Scale and a simple grey t shirt by Base Range.
We had a few previews of what was to come for Spring/Summer by R13 (here and here) and now it is time to see the full collection. The team at R13 is fearless when it comes to fit. They had classic styles, like the skinny and slouchy fits that the brand is known for, then they have the more bold ones like harems and plaid shorts that mock the look of a shirt tied around the waist.
Outerwear was also in abundance with new styles like M1 jackets and plaid bombers. Then there is the denim that comes in a range of oversized cutoff jackets to classic ones. The brand just never ceases to amaze me. You can see the full collection below.
Alyson Hannigan spent her Friday afternoon bonding with her daughters, Satyana and Keeva, playing at a Santa Monica park in California.
Alyson wore a pair of R13 boyfriend jeans with a loose tee for the play date. I wasn’t actually expecting to see her in R13, but then she often surprises me with her choice in denim! Buy R13 online at Shopbop.com.
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