When Everlane first launched their Way-High Jean last year, I was hesitant. As a petite 5’4” with a short torso, I worried that the waistband would sit comically high.
However, I’m slowly trying to introduce more colors to my neutral wardrobe, and loved the array of spring hues they’ve released in their latest iteration. While I was immediately drawn to Rich Earth, I decided to branch out and try the pale yellow Soy Bean.
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These colorful variations of the Way-High are made from organic cotton and dyed with Archroma technology. Compared to traditional dying methods, it is safer and uses less water overall.
True to its name, it has a high rise at 12.18” – a full inch higher than my perfect-fit Everlane skinnies. I am pleased to report that these do not look ridiculous on my frame! They fit higher than I am used to, but I find them comfortable to wear all day, even sitting down for a full day of work.
I am wearing these in my usual size 26, regular length with an inseam of 27.5”. While the waist fits with a little room to spare, the hips fit perfectly snug. Perhaps a smidge on the tighter side, but not uncomfortably so.
Of course, wider legged pants are having a moment, so these fit in with the current trend of a more relaxed fit. And while they are soft and comfortable, they do have just enough structure in them to maintain an intentional look vs. being super relaxed.
Additionally, it’s amusing to see colors coming back to jeans, albeit in a more subdued palette. Back in the early 2010’s I was a big fan of vibrantly colorful jeans, so I’m definitely not complaining!
While my rise preference still goes towards the regular 11” rise, Everlane’s Way-High Jean add a nice bit of diversity to my collection. I’ve already worn these several times, and with the warmer weather ahead these will be perfect spring transition jeans.