Style Bee - Look 07 - Hype

Look 07 – Hype

02.18.15

Style Bee - Look 07 - Hype

By now I’ve become fairly impervious to the lure of trends but once in a while I’ll get hooked by the hype of a new product and give in. At which point one of two things usually happens, either I can’t wait to return it or I can’t stop wearing it for five days straight. So when I caved and decided to try out the new Resolution Denim from Gap I’m happy to say it was the latter outcome. I’ve tested my fair share of high rise skinny jeans and these are some of the best value I’ve encountered to date. See my full review below.

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I haven’t done any formal product reviews on Style Bee before but I thought this would be a great time to start. I have a 4 step system for determining if a pair of jeans gets to stay or if they get shipped immediately back from whence they came. So here’s my rating on the 1969 resolution true skinny high-rise jeans in vintage blueFor reference: I am 5’7”, 120 lbs and ordered a size 2 (26) Regular.

1. FIT

  • Excellent overall (no tailoring needed)
  • True 10″ high rise waist (hits at/just below belly button)
  • Regular inseam length is perfect
  • Properly ‘skinny’ all the way to the ankle with just enough relax at lower calf
  • Both slimming and flattering

2. DENIM

  • Great value
  • Lightweight, smooth with plenty of give but not overly stretchy (or too much like a jegging)
  • Maintains shape well with wear but will stretch out about 15%
  • Holds up well in comparison to designer jeans in fit but the fabric is not as high quality (higher polyester %)

3. WASH

  • Beautiful mid-light wash for spring
  • Worn/vintage look but whiskering and fade is not overdone
  • Could have gone without any distressing on back pockets

4. DETAILS

  • Tonal stitching and pewter hardware are subtle and low profile
  • Only complaint is the super scratchy size tag on the inner waistband (removable)

Overall Rating: 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10

So that’s my two cents on the newest denim offering from Gap*. If you’re in the market for a new pair of skinnies I would definitely consider trying these. With free shipping and pre-paid returns it’s pretty much a no lose situation anyway. Many of the reviews online said they run small but I’d stick to your usual size.

Please let me know if you find reviews like this helpful and I might just make it a more regular feature! 


GAP Resolution Denim (size 2 Reg.) // Everlane U-Neck Tee (size S) //  Madewell Blazer (similar) (size 2) // Cuyana Tote // J.Crew Pumps (similar) // Another Feather Necklace // Daniel Wellington Watch

*This post was not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

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  1. Sheila says:

    They look great on you! This review is very helpful, thank you!

  2. Echo says:

    Thank you for the review, and thank you for your thoughtful reply to my previous comment, I really appreciate you spending the time and effort!
    I love this outfit, very clean, classy, smart look yet still feminine. Even though I am more of a dress/skirt person, I am really into the jeans/skinny pants/blazer style lately, I guess that echoes what you’ve said, we don’t have to just stick to one style, we can try different styles, whatever suits us, makes us feel good.
    I sense high rise style is back this year, start seeing them everywhere.
    I really enjoy reading your blog, thank you!
    Echo

    • Hi Echo,

      My pleasure! Thanks for reading and for your insightful comments. You’re right, high rise is back in a big way this year, thanks to the 70’s resurgence. Style is all about staying true to yourself, so if you’re feeling good about jeans and blazers lately then go for it!

      All the best! xo

  3. Jodie says:

    You look fantastic Lee! I’am so glad you love the new resolution denim as much as I do! I got the true skinny ones. They are now a mid rise, with a 9 inch rise. 🙂

    • Thanks Jodie! Next time I’m in the market for skinnies I’ll for sure try the true skinnies. 9″ is perfect, not too high. For now I’m loving the high rise. xo

  4. Anneli says:

    Loving this review! I have just splurged £170 on a pair of dark grey Acne’s but I also need some blue skinnies and these look really good!
    I don’t think I have ever owned Gap jeans before, so might pop into their store tomorrow to give these a try!

    Anneli x
    http://www.owlinvogue.com

  5. Catherine says:

    Your style is on point! This outfit is so chic and classic 🙂 I’ve never really considered jeans from Gap before, but I may have to try some on in the future! I think this is a great idea, so keep these reviews coming 😀

    http://www.theblissfulmind.com

    • Thanks so much Catherine! Glad you liked the review, I’m looking forward to doing more. I hadn’t gone near a Gap in years (well, technically I still havent since I ordered online haha) but these are total game changers! All the best xo

  6. Lauren says:

    Those look amazing on you, the fit is just perfect! I love Gap denim, I need to head over to the mall and give these a try now.

    http://www.lonestarlauren.com

  7. Marilynn says:

    Super helpful! I’m in the market for a good pair of light, vintage wash high waisted skinnies and my search is over thanks to you!!