7 Low Cost-Per-Wear Jeans That I Think Are Totally Worth It

If I were to rank items that are wardrobe staples for many, jeans would undoubtedly rank high on the list. If you're like me, that perfect pair of denim often gets worn multiple times per week as the finishing touch to either a laid-back or an elevated-casual ensemble. If you have your ideal cut already, wonderful. But if you're still on the hunt or are interested in trying another pair, what's coming your way may be particularly intriguing.

I asked my fellow fashion editor colleagues for their opinions on their favorite luxury denim brands. These are the labels that have A+ jean styles that can skew a bit higher in terms of price point initially but could be worth the investment given their lower cost per wear when you take into account comfort, quality, and style.

As a reminder, cost per wear is taking the price of the item and dividing it by the number of times you'll wear it to ensure each dollar you spend is going far. Essentially, if you were to wear each of these jeans three times per week (there are 52 weeks in a year, FYI), the cost per wear over a year could be as low as $1 or $2. For example, a $250 pair of jeans divided by 156 (52 weeks multiplied by 3 wears per week) equals $1.60.

Keep scrolling to check out some top-notch denim brands, complete with a bit of visual and shopping inspiration. You'll also find a cost-per-wear breakdown for each key silhouette as well.

Levi's

Fashion people can't get enough of those classic Levi's. It's the "Wedgie Icon" fit that's often most popular.

Cost-per-wear details:

$98 retail

Wear three times per week for a year

CPW = $.62

Agolde

Agolde is a go-to brand for many of my fellow fashion friends. The updated takes on classic cuts are top-notch.

Cost-per-wear details:

$188 retail

Wear three times per week for a year

CPW = $1.21

Anine Bing

The style set adores Anine Bing for her range of laid-back yet elevated staples. These distressed jeans are A+.

Cost-per-wear details:

$229 retail

Wear three times per week for a year

CPW = $1.47

Paige

Fun fact: I routinely wear black skinny jeans from Paige. Others are clearly on board as the offering from the L.A.-based brand is quite comfortable.

Cost-per-wear details:

$179 retail

Wear three times per week for a year

CPW = $1.15

Mother

Mother's jeans are made of crazy-soft fabrics. It's no wonder why the line is incredibly popular—especially these cropped black jeans.

Cost-per-wear details:

$198 retail

Wear three times per week for a year

CPW = $1.27

Good American

On the hunt for perfect-fitting jeans that are classic yet modern? Yep, Good American is where it's at.

Cost-per-wear details:

$179 retail

Wear three times per week for a year

CPW = $1.15

Frame

I often see fashion people wearing the straight-leg cuts, in particular, from this brand. Basically a no-fail.

Cost-per-wear details:

$210 retail

Wear three times per week for a year

CPW = $1.35

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