Reformation Jeans Review & Other Sustainable Jeans Options

Sustainable jeans Reformation black skinny jeans

Embroideries and zippers are trending up in the denim world, but I always find myself going back to the basics. When it comes to shopping for sustainable jeans, I am a very simple person. I prefer classic styles and solid colors, and I prioritize the fit and softness over anything else. If you have a similar taste and are looking for sustainable jeans, I hope you find today’s post helpful. In this blog post, I will be reviewing Reformation jeans and talking about sustainable jeans & 2017 jeans trends. Enjoy!

Reformation Jeans Review

These Reformation black skinny jeans have become my favorite pair since they arrived at my door step. Recently, I took these jeans to Europe, and I traveled in them to every city. These sustainable jeans are incredibly versatile. I wore them in both warm (Barcelona) and cold climate (Copenhagen), and I also wore them to a biking tour and fancy cocktail bars in London.

I have reviewed other Reformation clothes before, and you can find them here:

Sustainable Linen: Care Instructions and Reformation Linen Dress Review

Sustainable jeans Reformation black jeans
Reformation High & Skinny Jeans

 

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Reformation High & Skinny Jeans

Material

These Reformation jeans was made of an incredibly soft and elastic fabric. In my option, they feel more like jeggings than actual jeans. They are super comfortable and flattering. With a high-waisted cut, these jeans are also extremely versatile. I can pair them with anything ranging from a crop top to a long tunic. The denim material is also thick enough for west coast winter, and I can tug in a thin sweater with no problem.

Fit

These Reformation black skinny jeans are very skin-tight but elastic. Unlike the ankle length shown on the website, these jeans are full length for me (I am 5’6”, 168cm),

Price

As a sustainable fashion brand, Reformation jeans are very reasonably priced. Typically, I spend around $150-200 on a pair of good quality jeans (7 for All Mankind), but I spend $118 on these.

Sustainable Jeans Alternatives

Are you tired of me raving about Reformation jeans yet? Here are other sustainable jeans, listed from the least to the most expensive.

MUJI

MUJI is a Japanese household label, and they sell sustainable jeans that are made out of organic cotton. I owned a pair from them, but unfortunately lost them during apartment moves. Since the material is made out of 91% cotton, MUJI jeans don’t feel as stretchy and soft as the Reformation jeans. But what I love about the higher percentage of cotton is that the jeans are more structured and substantial.  As a bonus, MUJI jeans are also super affordable. They are only US$39!

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MUJI Organic Cotton Skinny Jeans

Everlane

Everlane just came out with their sustainable denim line. I haven’t gotten anything yet, but I plan on replacing my broken white jeans. So a review coming soon.  In the meantime, their sustainable jeans are also affordable (US$68) and classic.

I am slowly becoming a big fan of Everlane. Here are two Everlane reviews:

Read before You Buy: Everlane Micro Rib Tee Dress Review

Sustainable Fashion Review: Should You Buy Everlane Cashmere Sweaters?

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Everlane High-Rise Skinny Jean (Ankle)

 

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Everlane High-Rise Skinny Jean (Ankle)

DL1961

If you are looking for premium sustainable jeans that sculpt your body, DL1961 is your best bet! I love DL1961 because they are one of the rare sustainable denim brands you can find in department stores. You can go try on the jeans before buying them.

Sustainable Jeans DL1961 Bella Vintage Ankle Skinny Jeans
DL1961 Lara Crop Flare Jeans

Rag & Bone

Many premium denim brands are ethically made in the US with imported fabrics, and Rag & Bone is one of them. I love their jeans because they are very soft and flattering. I tried them on at Nordstrom, and I am in love. On the downside, they are on the pricer side, and you may want to check back when they become on sale.

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Rag & Bone High Rise Skinny Jeans 

2017 Jeans Trends

Jeans are classic essentials in everyone’s closets. I personally gravitate toward classic styles, but many of you love to have more fun with jeans. Here are some of my favorite 2017 jeans trends.

Anti-Skinny Fit

Skinny jeans are still my favorite denim look, but I have to admit, loose-fitting jeans are way more comfortable. In 2017, we see a lot of denim brands carry crop-and-flare, wide legs, and boyfriends. This anti skinny trend is definitely worth investing in, especially boyfriend jeans.

Everlane Modern Boyfriend Jeans
Everlane Modern Boyfriend Jeans

Raw hems

Of all the creative jeans trends out there, ‘raw hems’ is my favorite. I specially like the ‘step hem’ look, aka ‘hi-lo hem’ and ’split-leg’.  I like this jeans trend because it looks subtle yet tastefully different. And the best part? You can do it yourself at home, and it’s more economical and sustainable to DIY too! Simply cut the front portion of the hems shorter, and Viola! But if you want to invest in a new pair of jeans, here are my favorite step hem jeans:

Rag and Bone Ripped Step Hem Skinny Jeans
Rag & Bone Ripped Step Hem Skinny Jeans

 

Sustainable Jeans Frame Step Hem Jeans
Frame Step Hem Jeans (On Sale for $93)

 

Sustainable Jeans Paige Step Hem Jeans
Paige Step Hem Jeans

 

Jeans are something that I don’t mind spending more money on because I wear them so much. I only own 3 pairs of jeans, and yet I wear them almost every week. Considering the cost per wear, a pair of premium sustainable jeans is definitely worth the investment. I hope you enjoy this post and find yourself a perfect pair of sustainable jeans as well!

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Smile and style on~

SK

 

2 Comment

  1. Melanie says: Reply

    Jeans are definitely a good investment! I actually just bought black skinnies from Everlane. They are more structured/less stretchy than I like, so I think I’d prefer the Reformation fabric for black skinnies, but I think Everlane’s option would be great in white. Thanks for the review!

    1. SK says: Reply

      You are welcome! I just tried on the white denim from Everlane, and I have to agree with you. They are tougher but great for white jeans!

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