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Jeanius Moment: My 4 Favorite Skinnies

July 9, 2015

Hello, fellow jeans lovers! I’m Cari from the Fitcode team, and I’m excited to introduce myself to you.

Here’s a little bit about me ... I'm the mama to a super active 4-year-old boy, and believe strongly in a marriage of fashion and comfort. Never sacrifice one for the other! You’ll often find me in skinny jeans and Birkenstocks. My typical weekend this summer has consisted of hanging out in Lake Washington (on a floatie with a cup holder!), obsessing over my house plants, and making Açaí smoothies.

Here at Fitcode, my job title is ‘Jeanius’ (best job title EVER) and as you might expect, I spend a lot of time geeking out on jeans. Between hand selecting, measuring, helping film, and writing about all the various jeans and washes for our site, I have a lot of denim on the brain! My happiest moments at Fitcode happen when I read that a user selected a jean they never would have thought of, AND LOVED THE FIT!

Since I do have denim on the brain, I thought I’d share my four favorite skinny jeans with you. My Fitcode is 710 and I am 5’ 9” for your consideration, yet most of these are a universally great fit, so be sure to see if they're in your Fitcode too!

The Maria in Graphite from J Brand. I can’t express how good these feel! They’re a high waist skinny, but just enough to feel supported in the middle. Also, they don’t go above the belly button. The fit I own is a super skinny fit, but there is a Maria Straight Leg option now too if your ankles get claustrophobia. I bought the Graphite wash (a black jean) which has J Brand’s Photo Ready fabric: A thicker denim for shape support (which I love in a skinny jean)—it’s so stretchy and comfortable! It will stack a little at the ankles which is always chic in the fall but I’ve been cuffing them a little for summer.

This is me in the Maria in Graphite (be sure to go up a size as we recommend).Cari in J Brand

The Ami Super Skinny Long from NYDJ. This is a skinny jean that is made for curves! It has a nice high rise and a body hugging fit in soft stretchy denim. Perfect for a curvy body—this isn’t another narrow cut skinny. This brand isn’t all ‘mom jeans’ anymore (as a mom, I’m not sure what that even means anyway). They have some really stylish new washes and fits. You get all the fashion of a skinny jean with the curve-friendly, well-made designs of NYDJ. One thing I love about this brand is they come in a wider range of sizes—more fits for more bodies!

Here is Katie, our talented designer, modeling the Ami in the Eureka wash. Katie NYDJ

The Verdugo in Vista from Paige. This brand knows how to make comfortable skinny jeans! You’ll want to wear these all week and grab them out of the wash first every time. Seriously, I could do yoga in these! The Verdugo is mid rise perfection with a body hugging fit. It comes in an ankle version too if you need less length or just want to show off your shoes. The Vista wash is a medium blue fade you can wear anytime of year. It’s also made with Paige’s Transcend fabric which you’ll swear is next to jammies in softness and doesn’t get those bunchy stretch lines.

The Verdugo in the luxuriously soft Vista wash.Cari in Paige2

The Racer in Patina from Citizens of Humanity. This is my all-time favorite “I know my booty looks good in these jeans” jeans. It’s cut smaller in the hips so we have the recommendations set to size up for you if this is in your Fitcode. These puppies are a low rise, so prepare to feel sexy! The low placement of the back pockets will make your butt look perky! The 3D shadowing on these are really slimming too. There is a little more room in the ankle and knee than a regular skinny, and they look great cuffed with sandals. Citizens always makes high-quality jeans that will last you a long time and will look even better with wear.

The Racer in the effortlessly cool Patina wash.Cari in Citizens

Hope you love these skinnies as much as I do!

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