1. habitual super skinny abbey jeans $155 2. nudie thin finn dry coated jeans $179 3. guess premium power skinny in glamour $128
4. j brand coated denim legging $218 5. tag skinny jeans in resin rinse $176 6. habitual ava skinny jeans in gloss $198
I am quite literally nuts over coated denim. Am also slightly regretting my shopping spree at Forever 21 (twice) that left a sizable hole in my checkbook. But, all in all, I got WAY more clothes from F21 for the price of just one pair of any of the jeans above.
But that still doesn’t sate my lust.
What I love about resin-coated jeans are that they give the look of leather pants without the expense, the awkwardness of getting them on, or the sweating (ew). And as a girl who is not afraid to admit that given the choice I’d wear jeans every. single. day. for the rest of my life – the fact that they’re denim is quite simply: fabulous! They’re a perfect alternative to leather pants in the summer.
Here’s how I would wear resin-coated jeans: Breezy white lacy top, perhaps with cinched cuffs (the long white tassels falling from either arm – gorgeous!), white undershirt (natch), and a pair of either satin (not patent) black covered platform pumps, or some leopard wedges (Ashish for Topshop or Jeffrey Campbell Tick in Cheetah would work). Since the jeans itself should be the highlight of your ensemble, I’d go minimalist on jewelry: stud earrings, and maybe a few skinny bangles.
My favorite from the selection above? The Habitual Abbey jeans (#1). Habitual has perfected the art of resin-coating, in my opinion, and that pair is shiny enough to stand apart from your regular pair of black jeans, but subtle enough that it doesn’t scream “Look at me and my leather pants!”. Brilliant. Gorgeous. Sexy. But the J Brand leggings in Viper are a close second.
Oh, who am I kidding? I love ’em all!