I'm still somewhat uninspired by the early-spring offerings stores have out now, but I've been seeing quite a few GAP emails in my inbox lately that have intrigued me, particularly their new Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis:
GAP bottoms can be really hit or miss, particularly if you are petite, so I was dying to step into the store and see how great (or not so great) these pants really were. I ended up taking three different styles of bottoms with me into the fitting room.
First I tried the 1969 Printed Always Skinny Skimmer jeans. I've been looking for a great pair of camo-printed denim for a while now, trying several pairs from Zara and other various brands, but I have yet to find a good-fitting pair. In 00R, these had an OK fit:
The waist fit, the rear wasn't too bad, but I do with they were a little slimmer at the ankle. The regular has an inseam of 28" which is perfect for me, but if you have a shorter inseam, you will probably do better with the petite inseam which is 26". Overall, not bad, but not great either. The regular price is $69.95US.
The second pair of bottoms I tried were the Slim Cropped Print Pants in Diamond Geo. I really liked the print which is interesting without being too cutesy:
Being worn in 00R:
In 00P, they were too large all over, however, I could see these fitting much better in petite sizing, but they would probably be too short for my 31" inch inseam. The inseam on these 00R, is 27" and 25" on the Petite version. The regular price is $49.50US. If you wear petite clothing and you are about my size but with a shorter inseam, I would definitely trying the petite version and see how these work out for you. They come in three prints:
Finally, I tried the Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis. I was expecting them to have a slight boyfriend fit--a bit slouchy, but these are cut small and close to the body. Me in 00R (sorry, blurry first photo):
I thought they were just OK with the hem unrolled, but as soon as I rolled them up, I thought, "CUTE!". Great fit for lean legs good fit well around my waist (they have a pretty low rise), and the back fit pretty well. They come in several colors, dark grey being available online only:
I did not see the red in-store, but the blue isn't as saturated as the website indicates and I was a bit unimpressed when I saw it in real life. The neon yellow is also not very saturated and indeed neon. The khaki is also a bit darker than the website shows (and as you can see in the photos). The regular priced for these are $49.50. If you are looking for a casual pant for warmer months, I think these are great. The inseam on the 00R is 28" and the petite, 25". If you would like something a bit slouchier, definitely go up one size.
Anyone have and great GAP finds lately?