I am really excited about this current blog post – I was lucky to have my friend, Ian Hylands offer to shoot some photos for me. He is a professional photographer based in the Pacific Northwest that specializes in action sports and lifestyle images. If you are a mountain bike enthusiast like I am, then you’ve seen a lot of his images in catalogs, magazines and online (especially on Pinkbike.com). He’s worked with most of the popular personalities in my favorite sport and it was an honor to be his subject. We recently spent an afternoon walking around Oakland, California looking for interesting locations to showcase a fierce outfit for Motel Rocks, as I’m part of the Motel Rocks Street Team. (a team of fashion bloggers spreading the word one blog post at a time.)
Occasionally I like to switch it up and push myself with a bold statement piece. Printed pants are a fun way to make a statement with the added bonus of comfort. Motel Rocks has a line of skinny jeans called Jordan that come in many different prints and colors. I already own a couple pairs of Jordans in leopard print and pink palm leaf print. I love how well they fit (slightly high waisted and skinny), the comfortable stretchy fabric (50% Rayon, 45% Polyester, 5% Lycra) and the bold prints and colors they offer. The Jordans are full of pizzazz, not to mention they are well made and very affordable all at the same time.
I am 5’9, size 26 in pants and the size small in the Jordans fit me well. They aren’t to snug where bunching can become an issue, but they are a tad bit loose around the waist (that’s an easy fix with a skinny belt). The length is perfect on me and hits right at the ankle. (I usually seek out pants with a 30-32″ inseam) If you are on the petite side, the cropped Jordans are a great alternative.