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As a jean junkie, I tend to spend embarrassingly high digits on my denim. (I know I’m not alone!) But three pairs of affordable jeans later (thanks, Madewell, Everlane, H&M), and I’ve learned that good quality doesn’t need to come at a high price to look, feel, and fit great. An essential staple in our daily wardrobes, the perfect pair of jeans that's equal parts stylish, flattering, and affordable (and that doesn’t stretch or shrink in the wash) can sometimes feel impossible to find.

Luckily, we’ve done some of the hard work for you and rounded up the best affordable jean brands on the market right now. Some of these picks have been tried and tested by our editors (I own three), and others have been chosen for their positive ratings and high reviews. And while there’s nothing wrong with splurging on high-priced jeans now and then, rest assured you can still find chic denim at decent prices. Scroll through to see the best jeans under $150.

These are the summer jeans outfits Who What Wear editors swear by.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.