Happiness is a good pair of jeans. The right denim feels and looks amazing, goes with almost anything in your closet, and is made to last. There are so many styles to choose from, though. Different cuts all have their benefits, and it’s worth having a few options on hand. Whatever you choose, consider letting your jeans air dry to keep them looking like new for longer.
Wide leg jeans are an easy way to make a fashion statement – they command attention after all. And their loose fit makes them nice in hot weather, when your skinnies would be stifling. Try a high-waisted pair with a tucked-in blouse in a bold print. If they’re fitted in the rear and then flare out, wide leg jeans can also create the appearance of curves, adding oomph to your shape.
Soft and stretchy, pull-on skinny jeans are incredibly comfortable. Since there’s no button and fly, they’re less bulky and restrictive than regular jeans, and the elasticated waistband means you won’t have to bother with a belt. Wear them with a flowing tunic or an oversized sweater. They also go with almost any kind of footwear, including ballet flats and boots that stop just below the knee.
A tried and true classic, straight leg jeans never go out of style. You can wear them season after season, and they’re great on plus-sized figures as they create the appearance of a long, lean silhouette. Cropped straight-fit jeans are also perfect for showing off a pair of trendy shoes and if you love playing up your height, you’ll find they emphasize long legs.
As you might guess, boot cut jeans are awesome with…boots! Wear them with a pair of ankle boots and a tucked-in top for a smart, stylish look; add a cardigan or blazer in autumn. Women with an hourglass shape will like the way bootcut jeans fit, as the subtle flare around the ankle balances out full hips. They also work well on taller women.
Summer is the season for ankle jeans! They’re wonderful for drawing attention to a fresh pedicure and a new pair of strappy sandals, but they’re also lovely with heels or even sneakers. If you’re on the shorter side, you might find that ankle jeans actually fit like a perfect pair of full-length pants, except you won’t have to get them hemmed, saving you time and money.
If you’re blessed with a curvaceous figure, get jeans designed to fit your frame. Typically, curvy fit jeans are made from stretchy denim that molds to your body, bringing out the best in your natural shape. Lands’ End even makes them with a contour waist that won’t pull down or gap when you sit, so you can wear them without feeling self-conscious.