I Own 24 Pairs of Jeans, But I'd Make Room for Any of These

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I have a confession: I'm a 25-year-old fashion editor, and I'm addicted to jeans. (Phew, there, I said it.) I didn't think my denim collection was anything out of the norm until recently when I hired a stylist to help me gut my closet and in the process came to the realization that my current jean stack clocks in at an impressive 24 pairs. While I love each and every one of them, it's hard for me not to fall in love with a new pair that hits on a denim category I don't own yet—and feel the need to add it to my closet ASAP.

While I have the basics covered—straight-leg, skinnies, classic blue, white—there are endless subsections of jean fits, washes, and rises, which makes me feel that each pair checks a different box. So until l feel that my denim collection has checked enough (or all!) of these boxes, I'll probably keep adding to it at the risk of overloading my not-so-spacious closet. But hey, jeans are the bread and butter of my wardrobe, so I'm not really complaining. 

If you're looking for the coolest jeans to buy for the season ahead or simply want some denim inspiration like I always do, then keep scrolling to shop all the jeans that are making it really hard for me to wear or shop for anything else right now.

Classic is in the style name, so you know these have to be good.

I have these in black, and I cannot tell you how amazing they are.

After a long hiatus from skinny jeans, I'm back, baby.

Pretty much the perfect everyday jeans.

Is it cheating if I already own these?

Vintage quality denim without the effort of hunting for vintage.

And an outfit I pretty much wear most days.

File under "jeans to own if you wear ankle boots nonstop."

Two-tone denim is low-key trending in fashion's inner circles.

Jeans with a trouser shape feel very right now.

If I owned these, I'd style them exactly like this.

I might be tempted to try low-rise jeans if they look this good.

I love that these look like leather pants but feel like your favorite pair of jeans.

Next up, see every spring trend I'm shopping for and the exact items I'm buying to get each look.