Editor's Pick: The Best Pair of Jeans

Fortunately, we’ve recruited a panel of experts (our lovely Who What Wear and Byrdie editors) to steer you in right direction. Think of them as the (kinder, gentler) Patti Stanger of designer denim.

“I recently became obsessed with Hudson's Nico Mid-Rise Super Skinny ($189) in Abbey. If I could, I would wear them every single day. They fit like a dream and hit just above the ankle, which gives them a classic yet modern feel.” – Alex Taylor, Director of Content and Social Strategy

“I love my Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinnies ($198) in Savanna because they're high-waisted, super skinny, and the perfect medium wash.”- Britt Aboutaleb, Byrdie, Editorial Director

“I am so loyal to my Paige Skyline Ankle Peg Jeans ($158)—if I could, I would wear them every day. I find that Paige jeans have the best fit for me, plus they last forever." – Jessica Baker, Managing Editor

"Urban Renewal Vintage Levi’s 505 & 501 Jeans ($59) have all the glory of vintage Levi's (perfect fade and distressing), without having to search through a million pairs at the flea market."– Kat Collings, Associate Editor

“Jeans are not really my thing—give me a skirt and I’m happy—but Madewell’s new High Riser Skinny Skinny Ankle Jeans ($125) are a revelation. They are so wildly flattering; you should buy them in all washes, immediately. I did.”-Hillary Kerr, Co-Founder/Editorial Director

“I'm always on the hunt for a good high-waisted jean and my new favourite is the 3x1 High Rise Skinny ($235). For me, when a high-waisted jean fits properly, it's like a corset for my lower half, which I'm really into right now. “ – Laurie Trott, Fashion Director

"My denim heart belongs to Levi's, so it was a big deal for me to welcome a pair of Madewell Skinny Skinnies ($89) into my wardrobe this year. But they're too awesome to resist—the jeans make my legs look so thin, people think they're bespoke! (The jeans, not my legs.)" – Danielle Nussbaum, Entertainment Director

“I love my James Jeans Couture Skinny Jeans ($185). They're the most flattering jeans I've ever owned, thanks to the strategically placed seams, pockets, and perfect ankle opening. Seriously, they're amazing.” -Lexy Lebsack, Byrdie, Editor

"I love my Frame Denim Skinny Jeans ($220) in Fairfax because they kick-started my obsession for light denim this season. Right now, that's all I wear!" - Michelle Scanga, Fashion Assistant

"My life is so much better with a pair of Paige Denim Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans ($199) in Black Silk Coating. The fit is comfortable, and they pair nicely with a chunky sweater and loafers during the day or a t-shirt and heels at night." –Nicole Kliest, Senior Editor

“Strom’s Tio Skinny Jeans ($189) in Wolf Black are the perfect distressed, skinny style, and they come in a blackish-grey wash that I am obsessed with. The designer is an ex-model and she definitely knows a thing or two about fit.” –Nicky Deam, Market Editor