Denim For Less
The last pair of designer denim I got was Rag & Bone, the only reason I got them was because I had a gift card. Otherwise I shop exclusively with affordable denim brands. I know people swear by certain designer brands but for me I can’t justify the cost. Jeans are one of the clothing items that you can get on the cheap and as long as they fit well NO ONE WILL KNOW. That of course is contingent upon the denim actually fitting you well. The thing is, designer denim is guaranteed to fit you any better than a cheap pair. You really just need to try out a bunch of brands and see which fit works for you. Once you’ve nailed that, you can keep going back to that brand/fit and feel confident the fit will be on point.
Old Navy - one of my all-time favorite places to get staple jeans. The Rockstar fit is awesome, cut slim and with stretch to still be comfortable. This dark green pair would be a great addition to your winter wardrobe. This high-rise wide leg is super cute and very on trend for 2019.
Urban Outfitters - great for trendy styles and staples alike. My go-to black high-rise denim is from Urban Outfitters (I have two identical pairs of these). I also love the vintage/throwback jeans they have as well such as these boyfriend jeans and these mom jeans.
H&M - my go-to store for trendy denim for a steal. Whether it’s mom jeans, off-white denim or super wide legs, sometimes I want to test out a trend on the cheap. H&M is perfect for this. I have found some great pairs there such as these vintage straight leg jeans or this button fly pair.
At the end of the day, the way to look look (and expensive) in your jeans is to find a pair that fits you perfectly. Length is an easy thing to fix so focus on a good fit around the waist, hips and back of the knees. Once you do find that perfect pair…buy a few!