I had been eyeballing Splits59’s new hot pink color, hype, in their trailblazer capri ever since it uploaded to their website. I’ve been a fan of S59 for quite a while so I have a pair of trailblazer capris in grey and I love the look. When they put up their free shipping promo for Labor Day, I broke down and took the plunge.
Why would I need hot pink superhero-Barbie crops?
YOU MEAN WHY WOULDN’T I.
I bought these in an XS and, in my opinion, they’re best suited for a lulu 4. I’m normally a 2 but the XS works well enough for me.
The fabric is luscious, creamy, and feels amazing. It’s a supplex (nylon) blend that feels smooth and cottony, but isn’t too heavy. The rise is a touch lower than most other crops, and the inseam is a slightly longer length that hits not too far above my ankle. I really like this length as the weather creeps into cooler territory. The website lists the inseam as 23″, but I measured mine at 21.5″, so this number may vary by size.
(BTW, the tank is also by Splits59: it’s their Devon tank, which happens to be another one of my favorites.)
And who can say no to that booty flattery?
In terms of opacity, like many light-ish colored tights, it’s good but not perfect. You won’t be able to wear dark or brightly colored undies with these because the color will show through. That said, given appropriate undergarment choices, there’s enough coverage that you’re not going to show everything or offend the person in class behind you. Nude will definitely be your best undergarment bet, especially if you spend a lot of time bending and squatting like I do. The not-quite-perfect coverage is my only complaint about these.
The back of the legs has a generous stripe of reflective fabric to help with night visibility. The accent is aspen, a deep teal that’s another one of S59’s fall colors. The front trim is lamé with pink mesh overlay.
The hype color is a rich, saturated HOT pink. Compared with lululemon’s paris perfection, S59’s hype is a little lighter with a little less purple tones. I can wear my paris perfection headband with the crops and it matches very well–if the colors are separated, they are largely indistinguishable.
Probably my favorite part of these pants: the waistband key pocket is lined with silver lamé. I LOVE thoughtful details like this.
If you want a pair of your own, you can find them on the S59 website. (Pro tip: if you’ve never ordered from S59, get 10% off your order by signing up for their email list!) They’re currently still in stock in this color (hype) in all sizes: XS-L. Now that I’m on my second pair of novas, I would definitely recommend the style in general as a great crop. Especially when they’re hot pink superhero-Barbie crops.