Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review



Go ahead and call me “cheugy”, and maybe I am just a painfully basic millennial, but you won’t find me ditching my skinny jeans anytime soon. Especially not after years of searching for them! They’re just way too classic, too practical and too versatile to part with based on some arbitrary nonsense.

On that note! In today’s post I’m sharing some thoughts on my go-to pair of black skinny jeans, so if you’re in the market read on to learn about:

Now let’s get into why I believe skinny jeans will stand that test of both time and internet mockery.

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Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review

Cocoon Cardigan Jenni Kayne (full review here & use LEE15 for 15% Off) | Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans Everlane | Scoop Neck Pima Micro Rib Everlane | All Star 70’s High Top Converse


The Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny comes in:

Two fits: A Standard Version (which I have) or a Curvy Version, great for anyone who typically finds their jeans gape at the waist in order to fit their hips/butt comfortably.

13 Sizes: 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 32 / 33 / 34 / 35

3 lengths: Ankle / Regular / Tall


Price point: $76 USD

For INTL customers, all duties and taxes are included at checkout so there are no surprises, which is definitely my preference when shopping online.

Made of: 77% cotton, 17% modal, 2% elastane, 4% polyester

This fabric isn’t a true denim, however, it’s one of the few pairs of jeans that I’ve found doesn’t stretch out, at all, feels thick enough to be a “real” jean (not a jegging), and is still comfortable enough to move around in.

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Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review
Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review


I’m wearing the Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny Jeans in my usual denim size, regular length. No alterations needed.

My size information for reference: I’m typically either a 26 or 27 in denim and went for the 27 based on previous experience with fitted denim from Everlane. My measurements are approximately: 26-27 in Waist / 37-38 in Hip. I’m about 5’7 and 130 lbs. I don’t weigh myself or take measurements much anymore but if my jeans fit the way I’m used to I figure that not much has changed.


Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review


These jeans are a true, deep black, from the rear patch to the rivets, everything is black. This is an important detail to me, as it gives them an extra bit of sophistication.

Washing note: I’ve found that they’ve held their colour well. I wash my jeans as infrequently as possible. When I do wash them I turn them inside out, wash in cold water, on either a delicate or denim cycle and always air dry.

Fading: These have been in my closet since the beginning of the year and I’ve washed them a handful of times. They are starting to show a bit of fading in the front zipper area, back pockets, and seams around the hip. All areas that tend to get the most wear.

Lint & pet fur: In the past I’ve had some jeans that really attract lint and pet fur but these aren’t bad at all. Occasionally I’ll need to run a lint roller over them but I haven’t found it to be an issue at all.


These jeans feel like denim but still have plenty of stretch so it’s easy to bend and move and do whatever you need to in them comfortably.

Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review


The design team really nailed the fit on these through the waist and lower torso. There is no gaping at the waist and the front zipper panel holds its shape very well. None of the usual “dome” effect that is so common with high-rise pants.

Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review


I’ve tried a lot of different high rises and 11 inches seems to be the sweet spot for my frame. It hits me just above the belly button but isn’t too high to sit in and pairs perfectly with cropped tops and tuck-able tees alike.

Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review


For my height, 5’7, a 28.5 inch inseam is just long enough to hit above my ankle with no bunching or alterations needed. This makes them easy to pair with all different types of footwear.

Ps. They come in three length options depending on what you need!

Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review


These are a true “skinny” jean as they fit snug throughout. Unlike other skinnies that can feel glued on, these are just right, with enough stretch to hold their shape without making you feel confined.


Sure, they may not be be the hottest denim trend at the moment but black skinny jeans aren’t leaving my style repertoire anytime soon. Would I wear them to fashion week? No, probably not, but the more I focus on dressing for me and what best suits my personal taste and lifestyle, the better I feel about my closet. So, skinnies, you’re safe.

Black slim fitting jeans are probably one of the most timeless staples in any closet. They look great on everyone, fit into any personal style definition and can work with an infinite number of outfit variables. They can range from ultra laid-back, to casual, to utilitarian, to dressy, and can even look professional if they need to. A wardrobe workhorse indeed!

Here’s how I like to style them throughout the seasons:

In the spring and on not-too-hot summer days, I wear these jeans with mules, a trench coat, and button up or with my Birkenstocks and a flowy printed top.

In the early fall I love wearing them with sneakers, a fitted tee, with an oversize blazer or a cardigan over top.

When it’s a bit colder they’re great with a tall leather boot or suede ankle boot, a lightweight knit turtleneck and a camel coat.

In the rain I always pull them on with a long sleeve layer under my raincoat and slide into my rubber boots. I swap my rubber boots for Blundstones when I’m hitting a trail or doing work outdoors.

In the winter skinny jeans are an essential part of my day-to-day uniform. I wear them with a cozy knit, a chunky suede boot and a puffer coat.

Black skinny jeans are ideal for travel too. I wear them with a white t-shirt, sneakers and a jacket on the plane and they transition seamlessly into a daytime or dinner out look once I’ve reached my destination.


So what do you think, are you team skinny jeans, or happy to part ways with this style?

Style Bee - My Favourite Black Skinny Jeans - A Review

Cocoon Cardigan Jenni Kayne (full review here & use LEE15 for 15% Off) | Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans Everlane | Scoop Neck Pima Micro Rib Everlane | All Star 70’s High Top Converse


I hope this post was helpful if you’ve been seeking a great high-rise skinny jean option. With over 6K reviews, you don’t really need to take my word for it but if you’ve got any additional questions please feel free to share those in the comments and I’ll be sure to reply asap!

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  1. Karen Kirkland says:

    Yes!!!!! I love Everlane and I love skinny jeans. Just ordered these in black for my daughter and me. They’ll be perfect for a welcome party for a wedding in the mountains of North Carolina in Oct. along with these we’ll wear silk blouses, a blazer or jacket, a scarf and boots probably. Any other style ideas for that event?

    • Lee the Bee says:

      Love that idea Karen! With skinny jeans I always try to balance the fitted element with something more relaxed and materials that offer movement. Silk tops are a great call. I like a pointed toe shoe to elongate the leg and a third element like the blazer or a streamlined sweater gives the look a bit of additional sophistication. Hope that helps! xo

  2. Jennifer says:

    Team black skinnies too! How is a Canadian girl supposed to get her boots on in the winter? I wear mine for everything and although I don’t have the Everlane pair my Gap highwaisted are perfect. Although 2 lighthaired large dogs who love all the cuddles make it hard to keep them perfectly clean.

  3. Birgit says:

    Hi Lee, I’m team skinny all along! Fully agree with them being the most versatile style- ever!
    Extra big thanks for regularly mentioning the lint and pet fur factor of clothes!!! I love black, but owning a light coloured Maine Coon it’s definitely a challenge. So helpful to hear some first hand experiences! Birgit

  4. Sophie says:

    I completely agree – great for winter with tall boots and have the (sort of) feeling of leggings without looking like leggings. Although I am looking forward to packing mine away for summer soon… the closeness around my legs is something I just cannot stand when the weather warms up.

  5. Miriam says:

    Skinnies are the only jeans I have! I have the Comfort and Signature styles from Reitman’s, so they have a good stretch and no gaping at the waist. I have them in black, olive, and two different blue washes.

  6. cynthia says:

    100% agree – my favorite jeans (hands-down regardless of style) of all time! I am pretty curvy in the hips / butt but still find that the standard fit on these works well because of the stretch, I bet the curvy would work even better. Not sure why I even bother with other jeans honestly… these look so good and are SO comfy!

    • Lee the Bee says:

      So happy to hear you love these too Cynthia! I hear you on the question of why bother with other jeans haha. I have a feeling that this winter these will be the only jeans I reach for. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. xo

  7. Ann says:

    Hi Lee, thanks (from a fellow millennial) for sticking up for these skinnies! 🙂 I have them in black, too, and I completely agree—they’re my favorite pair of skinnies and honestly my favorite pants overall to wear in the winter. Given their status in my closet and the fact that they’re on sale, I’m considering getting another pair and am curious about your thoughts on the other colors. Do you think any of the denim colors have the same versatility/timelessness that the black ones have? Or would you stick with black?

    • Lee the Bee says:

      So glad you’re a fan of these too Ann! I’m considering a second pair too so this is a great question. I think all the colour ways are pretty versatile, however, black or the deep indigo have an elevated feel and those are the two I’d stick with personally. The lighter blue washes are great for a more casual vibe though and a good option if you tend to wear darker colours on top and want some contrast. Hope that helps!

    • Ann says:

      Definitely—thanks, Lee!