Sunday, March 28, 2010

How to Be Slouchy & Skinny

I went into Banana Republic on 34th Street yesterday to stalk these jeans featured in a Banana email:

I hated them at first, then kept returning to the email to look again, and then couldn't forget them, much like an annoying guy you love to hate. Why? They are the slouchy skinny jeans: relaxed fit on top and skinny on bottom. I decided I had to see what it's like to be skinny and slouchy at once. I can now attest that it is good and really comfortable. They're in store now and on sale for $69.99:

Shirt, left, is the fitted non-iron style on sale for $41.99. Shirt on right is on sale for $51.99.

But I have to admit, I'm still a little bigger than my pre-Baby Herald weight, so I like the slouchiness on top. I could even fit into a size 28 (before I was a 28/29), but then they weren't slouchy at all, so I guess that was counterproductive to the whole slouchy/skinny thing. Still, I'd recommend trying a size smaller, as the 30 was definitely too baggy in the rear for my liking. The length was just the way I like it: long. I'm not 100% on the light blue, but it's cute for summer.

To compare sizing, I tried this boyfriend cut, which is described as a "relaxed, slouchy fit," and the 29 fit perfectly snug:

So if you want a little more room on top, go with the skinny slouch, not the boyfriend slouch. As for the above, normally I'm against pre-made holes, but these jeans kind of won me over. This is also amazing as I love my jeans long and these are cropped short. More proof that Banana Republic consistently produces a great pair of jeans.

Visit Banana Republic today on 34th Street and take advantage of the last day of 25% off full-priced merchandise. That goes for the boyfriend cut jeans, which are full-price at $89.50.

Banana Republic, 17 W. 34th Street between 5th & 6th


Make Do Style said...

You look great in both pair of jeans!

WendyB said...

Skinny slouch has been on my mind recently! I've been thinking I need to put my slouchier jeans in the dryer and see how shrinkage affects them.