Resin Coated Denim

Resin Coated Denim Trend by Pretty Shiny Sparkly1. habitual super skinny abbey jeans $155 2. nudie thin finn dry coated jeans $179 3. guess premium power skinny in glamour $1284. 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.

Editors note: Holy smokes Batman! It’s my imagination realized! I swear the top I was describing was completely imagined–until I logged onto Shop Bop. Wow. Robert Rodriguez, you read my mind.

Habitual Abbey Jeans in Vixen Black Coated Resin

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!

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  1. 05.15.2010 / 5:53 pm

    Yes, I do like these! I'm really loving pair 5 (tag); denim never looks good on me when it's super skin tight. Thanks for sharing!

    • 05.15.2010 / 8:32 pm

      definitely a cute pair! the trend i believe actually surfaced last year but i didn't see it catch on much.

      it's time to change that! 🙂

  2. 05.15.2010 / 7:59 pm

    i did not know such a thing existed!! interesting … btw, i am one Forever 21 addict. 😀

  3. 05.15.2010 / 9:59 pm

    Love them all! Looks better than regular denim! xoxoxoxoxo

  4. 05.16.2010 / 1:14 am

    so glad you did this post, i love both habitual and resin coated denim but i didn't know habitual had a pair!

  5. 05.16.2010 / 3:38 am

    i do like the look of it… but my legs would not look good in it 🙁

  6. 05.16.2010 / 4:50 pm

    I love your blog! The fashion you feature definitely is my kind of style, so it's great to see all the different clothes. It makes me want to go out and shop again! hehe

  7. 05.20.2010 / 6:01 pm

    I love this kind of denim for the exact reasons you listed- cool like leather but cheaper. Pair #1 is calling my name seductively… must resist!

  8. 05.20.2010 / 10:49 pm

    pair 6 is my fave, it looks the most like leather

  9. 05.29.2010 / 5:56 pm

    I tried on a pair at buffalo exchange….

    then i had to buy them… sigh.

  10. 04.02.2011 / 9:35 am

    Oh my god they are awesome!

    I was watching Grease just the other day, and I would look EXACTLY like Olivia Newton John in those!

  11. sandy
    12.06.2011 / 4:11 am

    this post reminds me that most girls some how manage to elude the concept of investment buying. yes, you bought a million things at forever 21, but they are crappy things that will last you a year. good for you for adding more waste to the planet instead of buying ONE awesome thing that you will wear plenty of times over the years.

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