It’s no secret that I love a good pair of jeans. I love them in any season and will wear them with sneakers, boots, heels, t-shirts, button ups, literally everything! They are the ultimate staple in any wardrobe. But finding a high quality pair of jeans that are actually flattering on you and won’t break your bank, can be a bit of a challenge.
I feel like I’ve gotten hundreds of pairs of jeans over the years and have seen it all. The good, the bad, and the fugly. Along my journey for the perfect jeans I’ve come across some real winners that were able to reign supreme amongst the rest. Jeans so good that I’ve actually repurchased a few. And the best part is, they’re all under $100!!
So come along as I guide you through this journey to your next favorite pair of jeans!
- “Mom” Jeans
Okay, I know the name is misleading! But there is a lot of flattering features to be said about Mom jeans. I particularly love them because they are suuuuper high waisted, which gives me the illusion of having legs for days, when I am actually only 5’2. They also are pretty structured which means they hug my legs (and booty) to give my a super slim figure. I bought them in 3 colors and am obsessed! These also come in petite and tall. Shop these jeans from ASOS $56
2. Black Skinnys
I cannot stress enough how important it is to a have a good pair of black skinny jeans. I don’t think I wear anything in my closet more than my black skinnys. They are the perfect day to night option and I gaurentee they go with everything you already own. My two favorite pairs are these high waisted pair from ASOS $50, and these ripped super stretchy pair from Topshop $75.
3. Grey Skinnys
If its variety you want, don’t look passed grey. They, like black, go with just about anything, but also add a bit of edge to your look. Especially this pair with the ripped knee. I think this shade of grey pairs especially nicely with nudes and neutral tones, which are my current faves. This pair is also very high waisted and has a lot of stretch to it for a flattering, yet comfortable fit. Shop these grey skinnnys from Topshop $75
4. Stretchy Skinnys
Whether you’re traveling all day, or just want to eat a meal in peace, it’s always nice to have a little stretch in your skinnys amirite? These two pairs from Zara have been my absolute favorites and have lasted me over 2 years. I have repurchased them in several different colors because they’re just that good. They are so comfortable that I could (and have) sleep in these jeans. They do run a little long though, so if you’re petite you may need to get them hemmed or just cuff them like I do. Shop these jeggings from Zara $39, and these stretch jeans from Zara $49.
5. Ripped Hem
Ripped hem jeans are all the rage right now. They are such a statement piece and are a great addition to freshen up your wardrobe. I have several pairs that I love, but two in particular are these skinnys with a ripped hem and these flares with a more dramatic frayed hem. Both are great options to wear with heels or booties, which make them perfect for fall!
Photography by Jana Cantua
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