Everlane Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny Jeans Review

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I was very excited to try the Everlane High Rise Skinny Jeans.  Having heard a lot of good things about the style, I wanted to try them out for myself.  I’m quite picky when it comes to my denim, particularly skinny jeans (sorry Gen Z, I’ve yet to cancel these out of my wardrobe) – and considering they sit right against my legs, it’s essential that they’re comfortable. 

Everlane High Rise Skinny Jeans* (sz 27, ankle), Everlane knit* (sz XS), Toteme jacket – secondhand here (sz XS), Celine bag (review here), R.M. Williams Boots, Celine sunglasses

I had a pair of faithful black skinny jeans that I haven’t been able to get back into since having kids.  I only recently bid farewell to them in a recent wardrobe cull (because who needs to have body image issues when you go to open your wardrobe every day) and I took the opportunity to replace them with a black pair of the Everlane High Rise Skinny Jean.  Black looks good with just about everything, and I particularly love wearing them with boots and knits in winter.  

Everlane High Rise Skinny Jeans* (sz 27, ankle), Everlane knit* (sz XS), Toteme jacket – secondhand here (sz XS), Celine bag (review here), R.M. Williams Boots, Celine sunglasses

When it comes to skinnies, I need a few boxes to be ticked – high rise, a bit of stretch (for comfort), and a zip fly.  Tick, tick and tick.  Straight out of the bag, the jeans felt really premium.  The denim is noticeably thick but not too weighty and the black wash is a true black – not a washed black if that’s what you like in your denim.  I found these to be a tad stiff when I wore them for the first few times, but they really suck me in in all the right places and do wonders for my figure (particularly if like me, you’re a bit hung up over your thighs)!  After a few wears, they noticeably softened up.  I’m really looking forward to seeing how these age over time, and perhaps developing more of a washed look.  

Size wise, I took a size 27” ankle and they fit me well.  For a reference I’m a true AU 8 and normally wear a size 27” in skinny jeans styles and a 26” in straight leg styles.  

Everlane High Rise Skinny Jeans* (sz 27 ankle), Toteme Annecy Coat (also in black) (sz XS), Arket tee (sz S), Sarah Flint boots* (use ‘SARAHFLINT-BAWHATVEEWORE’ for $50USD off), Loewe belt (unveiling here), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Between the Way High Jean that I tried earlier this year and this Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny Jean, this style wins hands down.  It remains faithful to the classic jean (the Way High Jean doesn’t have pockets at the front), and the heavier weight of the denim means that they’re both flattering on the body and made to last.  They come in a variety of classic washes that I’ve linked below. 

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