The 7 Blue Jeans Every Editor and Fashion Person Owns


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Why, hello there. We're here to chat about one of the most classic items one can have in their wardrobe. Yes, you guessed it—blue jeans. You can't deny the power of the perfect pair of jeans. That ideal staple is not only incredibly versatile and can be dressed up or down, but that A+ cut also brings ease and effortlessness to any offering.

Sure, you may have a go-to style you've been wearing on repeat, but if you're looking to add a fresh pair into your closet or want to consider trying something different, we pulled some of the best pairs of blue jeans for you below. The silhouettes in question are actually favorites among fashion editors and fellow shoppers. Basically, members of our team covet many of the brands in question, and the styles are also front-runners in that they're often ranked with four stars and above by reviewers.

Keep scrolling to check out the seven best blue jeans and read the stellar reviews of each.

1. Levi's '90s Jeans


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Editor review: "Levi's 501 '90s Jeans are my go-to baggy-ish jeans. I like to order them in my regular size for a more polished look and up a size for a slouchier, more low-rise fit. They're the most comfortable jeans I own (even though they're 100% cotton) and at $98, they're far less expensive than comparable pairs. I really hope that Levi's never stops making them." — Allyson Payer, senior editor

Customer review: "I’ve been looking for jeans that are fitted in the hips/butt/upper thigh region and then looser and straight and these are it. They fit perfectly, are comfortable and are very flattering. They’re also the perfect length to wear with some booties." — Levi's reviewer

2. Khaite Danielle Jeans


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Editor review: "Khaite's Danielle jeans fit so well I've started collecting them in multiple colorways. They lend immediate polish to any outfit I'm wearing and hold their shape after many wears. I first learned about the jeans when I spotted them on Kendall Jenner and saw viral TikTok reviews claiming that they are one of the best denim silhouettes on the market—while that is a lot to live up to, I can confirm that they aren't overhyped. One important note: They are very long, so even at 5' 9", I need to wear them with a heeled shoe, so they may require hemming." — Kristen Nichols, associate director of special projects

3. Tibi Sid Jeans


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Editor review: "Tibi's Sid jeans might be fairly new, but that doesn't make them any less beloved. In the last year, I've arguably seen no single pair of jeans talked about more than this barrel-leg style from the NY-based brand. When I first heard about them, I was at the Tibi showroom and the team was talking about how they'd been sold out for weeks and almost impossible to find. That said, a restock was coming, so I signed up for alerts immediately upon getting home. I haven't acted that fast to get a pair when the notification came in since high school when I was desperate to get Lollapalooza three-day passes. Suffice to say, the hype around these jeans is absolutely warranted. The fit is so cool and elevated while being extremely wearable. A few weeks after I bought these, I got the same ones in ecru, and I already have my eye on the new black pair. They're just perfect." — Eliza Huber, editor

4. Agolde Pinch Waist Jeans


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Customer review: "A well-fitted, classic straight jean. Great basic for my wardrobe. Sizing fits just right and the Aspire color is a nice shade of denim, not too dark and not too light." — Aritzia reviewer

5. Citizens of Humanity Charlotte High Rise Straight Jeans


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Editor review: "I will reluctantly admit that I own an embarrassing number of jeans, but it's my Citizens of Humanity Charlotte High Rise Straight Jeans I come back to time and again. They are the perfect straight-leg silhouette that exude vintage vibes. I wear them with literally everything from flats to sneakers and heels. I've owned them for over two years, and they never go out of style. They're one of the best jeans investments I've made in my lifetime because of the sheer amount I wear them. Their classic silhouette is timeless." — Judith Jones, senior shopping editor

6. Free People Lucky You Barrel-Leg Jeans


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Editor review: "Free People's Lucky You jeans have been a favorite among Who What Wear editors lately. At least once a month, I see a co-worker of mine wearing them, which is what initially influenced me to try them for myself. I think they're totally worth the hype because they're a very on-trend pair of jeans. If you're tired of the classic styles and silhouettes that you've been wearing and want to switch up your denim routine, give this pair a try." — Sierra Mayhew, associate editor


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Customer review: "Love the barrel jean look and these are extremely comfortable. The color is beautiful the weight is heavy but not too heavy and the rise and length fit me perfectly! FYI: I even ordered them online. I’m 5’4, 128 lbs and I ordered a size 27. These jeans are perfection! Buy them. You will love them!" — Nordstrom reviewer

7. Old Navy Wow Loose Jeans

Editor review: "As a mom with two little ones, I am constantly running around, squatting to get on their level, and getting down on the floor to play with them. That said, I am more loyal than ever to jeans that offer a comfortable stretch without sacrificing style. A family friend in the same boat recently turned me on to Old Navy's High-Waisted Wow Loose Jeans, and I have been hooked ever since. When I first saw them on her, I could have sworn they were designer, but I was surprised to find that they are under $50 (sometimes under $25 when on sale). I love the classic vintage look they have thanks to the worn-in wash and ankle-length fit. Plus, they have a good amount of stretch and are easy to dress up or down. I often wear them with a button-down or oversize sweater and complete the look with everything from Birkenstocks to ballet flats to sleek heeled boots." — Jennifer Camp Forbes, shopping updates editor

Customer review: "I love these jeans. They are my new favorite style of Old Navy jeans. I'm older and on my feet for 8 hours at work and these give the perfect amount of room in the legs. They're comfortable and look nice too. Love them." — Old Navy reviewer


Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.