I’ve had a complicated relationship with jeans ever since the pandemic started. But you know what? It’s almost been a year, and I’m taking the time to actually get dressed in the morning. It’s time to get back in your jeans. I promise it’s not that bad. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve been working out a lot, and my jeans certainly fit better than the did six months ago.
Personally, I think the key to pandemic, work-from-home denim is simple: it has to be comfortable. That means different things to different people, but for me it translates to something a little on the looser side. Everlane’s super-soft relaxed jean has a slouchy but sophisticated feel, and it’s not so high-waisted that I can’t breathe if I’m sitting down. I also love their new jean, the Arc, which is a little more tailored but still roomy.
Of course, it’s hard to beat the quality and price of Levi’s 501s if you’re looking for a straight leg jean. They’re classics for a reason. AGolde, a brand that’s especially great for all the tall women out there, have a really fantastic light-wash pair of straight leg denim that one of our editors loves. AYR’s Bomb Pop are a little on the pricey side, but they are definitely worth the splurge.
If you’re someone who lives for the perfect pair of skinny jeans, we have plenty of those, too! You know we can’t resist a pair of J.Crew’s toothpick jeans, especially in a classic blue. Everlane’s super-high, super-skinny jean is the most comfortable super-high waisted jean I’ve ever worn in my life. H&M’s denim is surprisingly great, and a super-affordable price point. Madewell is known for their classic, high-quality denim and they never disappoint. I love this pair of vintage-inspired light wash.
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