Citizens of Humanity Denim Review: Charlotte and Jolene

Happy Friday my friends! I hope you’re all staying cool, calm, and collected… or at least like in my case I hope you’re staying cool. 😉 I have a very exciting post for you guys today: another denim guide! This one has been a long time coming as I’ve owned the pairs of jeans I’m reviewing for a couple of years now… but that’s actually best for you guys right?

Today I’m giving you a Citizens of Humanity Denim Guide! Now, unlike with my other denim guides, I won’t be reviewing a bunch of different styles, because, well, they’re really expensive jeans ha! But I’ll be reviewing the two pairs that I think are classic staples and will be worth your investment as well. So with that said, I’ll leave my measurements for you guys and we can jump into the reviews!

26″ waist
32″ hips

Style: Charlotte in Wynwood

Cost: $268

My Size: 26

What the Website Says:

  • A 90’s-inspired fit with a perfectly broken-in feel. Designed with a flattering high-rise and classic, cropped straight leg.
  • This fit runs small so size up
  • Closure: Button Fly 
  • Rise: 10.75” 
  • Inseam: 28”
  • Leg Opening: 12.5″ 
  • 100% cotton
  • Made in the USA

What I Say:

Well I think the photos speak for themselves. Shall we move on to the next review? Kidding! But in all seriousness, these are probably the best pair of jeans I have ever owned… yes I said it and no I don’t regret it even though these are the priciest jeans I’ve ever owned. But you know what they say: you get what you pay for. The fit on these jeans is fantastic. They fit like a vintage pair of denim, but with some modern tweaks like the higher rise. I love that these are a true straight fit, and that they have room in the hips without the style looking baggy or overly slouchy… just slightly slouchy. Like the quintessential cool girl jeans right? At 5’5” the 28” inseam hits me right at the bottom of my inseam which I think is the perfect compromise if you’re not quite ready to do a full length inseam. They ARE 100% cotton so I agree that you’ll want to size up if you are in doubt even a tiny, tiny bit. They will not stretch out so if they’re tight when you get them that’s how they’ll stay. I ended up with my normal size 26 and they’ve only felt a bit snug around the Holidays 😁. The fabric overall is very soft (like vintage denim!) and this wash is the absolute best denim wash in my opinion… classic, timeless, not going anywhere anytime soon.

Style: Jolene in Dimple

Price: $228

My size: 26

What the website says:

  • Our Jolene fit is designed with a high-rise and slim-leg silhouette, an ultra-flattering and versatile combination. Crafted from comfort stretch denim with an authentic vintage appeal. Sure to become your new go-to pair, you can wear yours with everything from tailored blazers to sleek bodysuits.
  • This fit is true to size
  • Closure: Button Fly 
  • Rise: 11 1/2″ 
  • Inseam: 27″ 
  • Leg Opening: 14″ 
  • Fabric: 98% Cotton 2% Polyurethane 

What I say:

I would say the Jolene is the little sister to the Charlotte ha! But they are actually very similar in fit with a few differences. First, the Jolene has a slimmer fit with the same room in the hips that I mentioned above with Charlotte giving these jeans a great vintage fit. These jeans also have stretch to them so if 100% cotton is something that you just can’t do, the Jolene may be a great option for you. To be honest though, I find both jeans to be super comfortable with the Jolene pulling ahead just slightly. I find the length of these to be another great option for a slightly longer than cropped length, and I love that they are slim enough to tuck into knee high boots, which makes them incredibly versatile. The fabric, while having stretch to it, is still substantial enough that there is never any slipping down or bagging out at the knees so they hold their shape all day. And the mid blue wash is also another great classic wash that’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

While both of these jeans are definitely more on the investment end of the spectrum, I find that both pairs have become staples in my wardrobe and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. I will not spend that kind of money on trendy jeans or washes, but I find with styles like these that I know will last a long time, it’s definitely worth the investment. I hope this review was helpful!

I also have a bunch of other denim reviews (all different price points) here!

Until next time,


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