Fall is coming, and I don't know about you but jeans are one of my wardrobe staples in the fall and winter. Some of my favorite pairs of jeans come from American Eagle, they always have a great fit, wash, and softness (one of the big things I look for in a pair of jeans). Recently American Eagle has come out with some new fits, so I wanted to check them out. Below are the fits I tried and my opinion of each.
The Kick Boot is a pretty typical boot cut jean, fitted in the hips and thighs then flares out a bit below the knees. I've got a pretty round butt and hips, and I found that the kick boot conformed to my curves rather well and I didn't get that gap in the back waistband.
I love jeggings for tucking into my boots in the fall. These jeggings had a lot of stretch which was great, however I would have preferred a high rise (they have a high rise version but I couldn't find a pair in my size). Again, they conformed well to my curves, but I think that my rear was hugged just a bit too tight for my tastes. I would like to go back and try the higher rise and see if I like those better.
I thought that the moto jeggings were an interesting and different cut, but after trying them on, this cut is not for me. The placement of the zippers was unfortunate, not flattering at all. Even if I had tried these in the denim wash, I still think these are a no.
The skinny jean is a similar cut to the jegging, just a bit looser and a slightly higher rise. I liked these better than the jeggings, however the ankle is looser and wouldn't tuck as well into the boots I own but I could deal. I also tried folding the hem at the ankles which gave the jeans a different look, something that would work well with my Sperry Topsiders or ankle boots.
The Artist Jean is a high rise cut and a flared leg, a larger flare than a boot cut. I love the rise of these jeans and the overall fit. These conformed well to my curves, no waistband gap, the only issue was the security tag digging into my back LOL! Of the five pairs I tried, these are my top pick.
Just for fun, a couple of tops
I was drawn to the colors in this sweater and the fun zipper detail on the shoulders. I tried this on in a medium which fit well in the shoulders and arms but I felt was a bit baggy in the chest. I could have gone down to the small, but I think it would be too snug in the armpits and shoulders. I would probably wear such a loose top with skinny jeans to balance out the loose top.
I love the detailing on this top, it also comes in blue but the detail gets lost with the darker background. I found the contrast of the black on the white more striking, and the softness of the top is amazing. Even though this top is sleeveless I think it could transition into fall with a cardigan, blazer or denim jacket.
Overall my favorite pieces were the two tops, the skinny jeans, and the Artist jean. I love American Eagle's products as a whole and feel that the jeans are probably worth the investment. The tops I'll probably wait and see if they end up at the American Eagle outlet.
You can find all of American Eagle's Denim options here
*I was in no way compensated by American Eagle for this post, I went and tried out these products on my own time because I wanted to. All opinions are my own.