Sunday, November 19, 2017

Liz Lisa denim skinny pants (Spring 2017 version)

This is the part 2 continuation of my "Liz Lisa with denim bottoms" post! Like I mentioned, after being bombarded with so many inspirational shop staff photos, I finally caved in and bought a pair for myself during the third(?) restock because I didn't want to miss out on trying to create coordinates with these unique jeans!

Liz Lisa denim skinny pants in indigo (171-5009-3)
I admit - I got a little obsessed with these pants. I had been determined to try them on during my January Japan trip and make a purchase decision based on that. I ended up trying them on not once but twice, because I really couldn't decide what I thought about them. The first time I was pleasantly surprised that they weren't too big on the waist. A common problem for me for Japanese free size pants/shorts is that its too tight in the butt/hips but too loose in the waist. Because of the material and the design of these, it was actually fitted! BUT then they also seemed a little unflattering on my hips. I got opinions from three people who had actually seen me wearing them but no one seemed particularly enthused about them being perfect for me. Based on that, I kind of let them pass because I didn't want to pay full price for something that I know for sure is only so-so.

Time passed and I went on my March trip, and they restocked the pants which were way more popular than I anticipated, but I still didn't buy them and I knew if I showed them to my bf (who managed not to visit even 1 Liz Lisa store with me during the entire trip), he would hate them based on the style, so again, no buy. April and most of May pass, and I get bombarded with great shop staff coordinate examples with these pants thanks to the Golden Week promotion, but I STILL don't buy them. The site goes through the renewal, and there's another set price, but I really don't like any of the tops very much. I asked myself whether I really wanted them because I had been thinking about them for almost 4.5 months by then, and the answer seemed kind of obvious - just do it. And here we are!

with Liz Lisa smocking embroidery off shoulder top and Liz Lisa ribbon platform sandals -

with Liz Lisa margaret applique top, Liz Lisa round tulip purse and Liz Lisa 3D flower pumps -

with Liz Lisa sunflower parfait top, Liz Lisa sweets print envelope clutch and Liz Lisa many ribbon pumps -

with Swankiss argyle heart sleeveless top and Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals -

with Liz Lisa english rose peplum top and Liz Lisa (pom pom) pumps -

with Liz Lisa open shoulder knit top, Liz Lisa tulle dot fedora and Liz Lisa (flower) wedge pumps + Liz Lisa frill embroidery blouson -

with Secret Honey back ribbon cross cutsew, Liz Lisa ribbon embroidery beret and Liz Lisa 3-strap pumps + Liz Lisa riders jacket -

with One Spo heart cut out cropped knit and Liz Lisa (pom pom) pumps -

with Forever21 bowtie blouse, Ank Rouge ribbon buckle purse and Guess? mary jane pumps + Liz Lisa Doll blazer -

I didn't just pair these pants with only Liz Lisa items (which is why I felt like this needed to be its own post separate from "part 1") but I think there are enough all-Liz Lisa examples already. You can certainly pair these pants with all  kinds of brands and use them in different styles/coordinates, but I just wanted to share a small selection based on my wardrobe!

Although I don't think these pants fit as well on me as they do on many of the shop staff because of my leg shape and height, I still really love the style. I think my legs are right around the length where the pants look a little too short but not intentionally. Maybe if you're an inch or shorter or an inch or so taller, the length might be a little more flattering! Unfortunately they can't really be hemmed due to the lace up detail on the back that I really do love and don't want to sacrifice. So the result is pants that look a little highwater. This is likely most easily remedied by wearing shoes without a lot of fuss and straps, especially around the ankle to help elongate my legs, but for some reason I insisted on wearing mostly Liz Lisa shoes which do feature all the fussy details. I definitely have more experimenting to do.
As a general comment, I do think the material these pants are able to stretch a lot. I saw girls of a few different sizes also try them on and it can definitely accommodate more than you'd think just because the material is pretty stretchy. The material is also pretty comfortable compared to the denim pants I'm used to which is likely why they were so popular.

I had a lot of fun trying out different things and figuring out how to best wear these pants. I think it will likely be a while before I'm able to wear them out just because I'm pretty self-conscious about it in the hips/thigh area, but it's just a little more motivation to get in better shape!

Interested in these pants for yourself? TOM is selling the AW17 version which is a velour material but very similar cute design!
Check out the pants and all Liz Lisa products from TOM here. And use coupon code "EMI1718" for $5 off a minimum $25 order ♡

Additional links to examples of Liz Lisa shop staff in the skinny denim pants if you want more inspo!


  1. Omg, loved all theses outfit and I really liked that you used both Liz Lisa and non-Liz Lisa items to style everything. :D I quite like the length of the pants tbh - the cropped length is really nice.

    1. I don't mind cropped but i feel like it needs to be like 2 inches shorter at least!

  2. Ooh I like the high-waist ruffle of these pants. It may not be the most flattering cut but it's certainly nice.
    I like it a lot with the off-shoulder tops. The sunflower parfait print top with the sweets clutch is super cute. Also really like that last outfit, it's like normie but also not

    1. I think off shoulder tops balance it the best as well but I certainly didn't want to show it with only one kind of blouse! Haha.

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