There are few garments more uniquely American than jeans. It seems as though everyone has at least one pair in their closet, while many women ended up curating a whole denim wardrobe. If you love jeans as much as we do, you know the importance of selecting the right pair. We’ve collected some great tips for choosing jeans over the years, and want to share them with you.
Denim Buying Basics
Shop for size: Sizes aren’t consistent across brands. If you are shopping for jeans in the store, you’ll have the opportunity to try genes on before you buy them. During the try-on, don’t just stand in one place. Move around and bend over to ensure that you have the fit, comfort, and coverage that you need.
Consider different lengths: Getting the length right on a pair of jeans can be tricky. Cuffing works with some styles, but not others: You may have to take the pair in for hemming. If you wear both flats and heels, and you find a pair of jeans that you love, consider buying two pair, each in a different length. This will give you some wardrobe versatility, as you won’t have to restrict yourself to one type of shoes when you wear your favorite denim.
Fabrication matters: Everyone has different preferences when it comes to fabrication. Some people like sturdy, traditional denim while others prefer a bit of stretch. Even if you normally don’t wear stretch jeans, having a pair in your closet can be useful on days when you’re going to be particularly active.
Our Favorite Jeans
Bootcut jeans: So-called because the lower leg is a bit wider to allow for a boot top, many women favor bootcut jeans because they can be so flattering. (No, you don’t have to wear them with boots. In fact, bootcut jeans look particularly wonderful when worn with a pair of strappy sandals.)
Straight leg jeans: The most classic denim style, straight leg jeans are a consistent width from the top of your leg to your ankle. If you want to minimize your bottom half, this is a good option for you.
Jeggings: Leggings that look like jeans have increased in popularity over the years. Ours come in a full range of colors that can easily mix-and-match with your wardrobe. Jeggings go wonderfully well with our tunics, long cardigans, and toppers, finished off with a pair of dressy heels or flats.
Do you have some denim shopping or styling tips that you’d like to share? Post them in the comments!