I am a jeans girl through and through. I would much rather wear a pair of jeans and a tee than a dress or skirt. I just feel much more comfortable in a pair of jeans than I do anything else.
I’m also still very much a TJ Maxx and bargain shopping type of girl and I just cannot justify spending more than $50-75 on a pair of jeans.
Really a lot of clothing items for that matter.
Anyway, today I wanted to share with you my hands-down favorite jean brands. These are the brands that are my go-to when needing a new pair or just looking to add some variety to my closet.
Its been years since I’ve actually stepped foot into an Abercrombie store but I recently decided to try out their jeans again. I follow a few fashion bloggers on Instagram (who doesn’t) and they influenced me to give them a try.
Actually, before this I don’t think I ever owned a pair of Abercrombie jeans in my life. Maybe?
Anyway, I bought my first pair and instantly fell in love. They have a great amount of stretch and come in a mid-rise and high-rise. The mid-rise comes just below my belly-button and are my favorite rise and the high-rise hits right at my belly-button and holds you in in all the right places. They are also being super flattering and do not stretch out when I wear them more than once.
I tend to wear my jeans for more than one day before I wash them… usually about 3-4 times before washing (unless they get stained)… and to have jeans that retain their shape for that long is glorious.
They recently started coming out with more “ankle” crop style jeans and I love them. The only downside is that sometimes the ankle is a little large and flares out on the bottom instead of being snug – which I would prefer. Some of their regular length jeans are the same way which just makes it a little difficult if you want to tuck them into booties.
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AE jeans have always been a go-to of mine and I feel like they just keep getting better. I really love that they come out with new washes and destructions all the time to keep things fresh and interesting.
The only downside is that some of the destroyed pair are just way to destroyed for me and so I’m not a huge fan of those. I like more of a light distressing instead. Also, some of the washes have these weird “whiskers” on the front and back of the jeans.
AE jeans are also very similar to the Abercrombie jeans in that they have a great amount of stretch to suck and hold you in but still do not stretch out and look baggy after wearing a few times. They also come in about 4-5 different rises, from low to ultra-high rise. Personally, I love the regular rise and the high rise ones because they just fit and feel the best.
I also love that their jeggings and skinny jeans are super narrow at the ankle so they are perfect to tuck into booties or boots if you need to. Plus, they also have ankle and cropped jeans that are super snug at the calf and look super cute with booties, sandals, or sneakers.
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I stumbled upon these jeans when I was shopping at TJ Maxx for some postpartum jeans that would transition well. I bought them because they have an elastic waistband sewn in that makes them ridiculously comfortable.
I also love that their washes don’t have any “whiskers” on the front and back of the jeans giving them a little more of a sleek look when you dress them up. And they are a high-rise so they hit right at my belly-button and are super soft.
Unfortunately, I usually cannot wear them more than 2 time without them stretching out on me so that’s disappointing but not too big of a deal.
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There you have it! My favorite jeans brands that I love and go back to again and again. I will definitely be sure to update this post with new favs when they come around.
Until then, what are your favorite brands of jeans? Let me know in the comments!