We're Fashion Editors and Think These 6 Jeans Have the Best Cost Per Wear

As fashion editors, it's our job to keep a pulse on what matters in fashion—whether that's researching the latest trends or keeping a laser-focus on those new arrival drops. We also often shop and try out the freshest products ourselves to integrate the latest into our own wardrobes. And when we uncover those true gems, we just can't wait to share them with you, dear readers. And that brings us to the topic of today: denim.

We, like many of you, have tested out a ton of jeans over the years. And while it may seem like a never-ending search to find that perfect pair, we think we've actually uncovered those grade-A cuts that work specifically for us thanks to their ideal wash, shape, and fit.

Given their "flawless” nature, said denim styles have basically become constants in our rotations, making the cost-per-wear value (dividing the original price by the number of times you wear an item) especially strong. In short, these jeans were worth the investment, in our opinion, because we wear them so often. To showcase further, we're highlighting the jeans in question below and diving deeper into why we love them (along with the cost-per-wear details, of course). Keep scrolling for more inspiration. You just might find your new wear-everywhere pair.


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"I talk about my Agolde Pinch Jeans a lot because I love them (and wear) them a lot! They're just the perfect, easy black jeans for pairing with any outfit and I love the ultra high rise and all-over flattering fit. I never thought about this, but if I paid $168 for them about a year ago and have worn them at least three times a week since then, the cost per wear is at most $1.08. I have a feeling it's even lower."—Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, senior market editor

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"Black jeans are a must in my wardrobe for fall and winter. I wear this particular pair at least three times a week in the colder months (I'm wearing them as I type this out, in fact) and once a week the rest of the year because they're such great everyday jeans. Right now, they're on sale for $160, which would make the cost per wear somewhere near $6."—Anna LaPlaca, associate fashion editor

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"Full disclosure: I probably wear these jeans nearly every other day to work and at least once on the weekend. I bought them for $238 over a year ago, so it's safe to say I got my money's worth with them! They are the easiest silhouette to dress up or down, they have a slight stretch for ultimate comfort, and they are the perfect wash that says casual but polished."—Judith Jones, fashion editor

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"I have these jeans in a light-blue wash that's now sold out, but I'm very tempted to buy them in every color. They are super soft and insanely comfortable. I always pack them whenever I'm traveling and will often wear them on long-haul flights. How's that for proof they're comfy? Tip: I sized down from my normal size because of how stretchy and forgiving they are. I bought them for $205 and have worn them at least twice a week for the past two years, meaning they've already paid for themselves!"—Erin Fitzpatrick, senior news editor

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If I'm not wearing joggers (I work from home a lot), I basically live in my black Croft skinny jeans from Paige. These have been a staple in my wardrobe for years. I love them because they're stretchy enough for comfort but not too stretchy. The black also holds the color after multiple washings. The jeans are $179 and I'd say I probably wear them around four times per week, so if you do the math over the course of the year, it would come out to about 93 cents per wear.

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"Agolde Pinch Waist jeans were already so good, but it was a genius move of the brand to make them with Comfort Stretch when you need a break from 100% cotton. I feel like I wear them every other week at least, so given the price point, the cost per wear is less than $6. Worth it."—Allyson Payer, senior fashion editor

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.