Does anyone else feel personally victimized by rigid jeans? After consistently reaching for loungewear bottoms like joggers, bike shorts, and leggings in lieu jeans for more weeks than I care to admit, the thought of ever putting on a pair of jeans (let alone unforgiving rigid denim) sends shivers down my spine. Will I be able to go a full day without wanting to tear them off? Will my jeans even fit like they used to? These are the anxieties circulating in my mind as I look over at my well-curated denim stack which has sat idly in my closet.
Nonetheless, I don't think I could live without jeans, and although it will take me a bit to get used to wearing 100% cotton denim again, I think I've found the pairs to help ease me back into wearing jeans more frequently again. Relaxed styles like balloon jeans and dad-inspired fits are looking really appealing right about now, as are jeans with a paper bag waist and really, any jeans with a significant amount of stretch in them.
Since I'm confident that I'm not alone in this search for comfortable yet stylish jeans to help bridge the gap back, I went ahead and sourced all the pairs I'm eyeing right now. The below 21 pairs look like the comfortable options I'll actually want to reach for.
If you feel me, keep scrolling to see and shop them all.