Even if you’re not the most fashionably inclined, a good pair of jeans is the cornerstone of every practical wardrobe. From straight-leg, loose fits, to dark-wash skinny jeans, the denim market can feel overwhelming just from the sheer amount of variety. With so many types of jeans out in the clothing universe, how do you find a pair that works for you? Here’s where a trusty recommendation comes in.
To find out which jeans are the best of the best, I turned to my fellow editors to share which pairs of jeans they can’t live without. As experienced shoppers whose job revolves around finding the finest fashion has to offer, it turns out you can’t get a much better denim endorsement than our editors. Whether you’re on the hunt for curve-friendly jeans or a pair that goes with every single hoodie you’ve acquired this year, keep scrolling to see our editor-approved favorites.
"I've owned these mom-fit jeans for over five years now, and I have to say I'm surprised by how well they've held up considering how affordable they are. They're my favorite pair to throw on when I'm rushing out the door because they look great with everything and still fit the same way they did when I tried them on."
"I wear these jeans pretty much every week in the fall and winter. I like the 100% cotton Pinch Waist jeans, but this black stretch pair is the one I wear the most by far. They don't stretch out at all and breathing is a lot easier than in the rigid pair."
"I'm obsessed with Citizens of Humanity jeans—especially the Charlotte High Rise Straight Jeans—they're the perfect high-rise, straight-leg fit and have a cool vintage wash. The quality is amazing too. I've worn them to death and they still hold up great."
As you may be able to tell, I love wide-leg jeans. Especially as a curvier girl, I find that this shape just suits me best to highlight my waist and accommodate my curves. This pair has lasted me longer than other more expensive jeans in my closet that retail for double the price. It's another plus for me that the brand is size-inclusive.
If you can get a pair of these, count yourself lucky. AMO jeans usually sell out really fast, and for good reason. The washes are impeccably done and are super versatile. I'm really into straight-leg shapes, and this one works very well with dressier tops.