Denim is a love that never fades.- Elio Fiorruci
Over the years, my mom and I have found that shopping for jeans is one of the most frustrating experiences! It can literally take all day to find the perfect pair with a great fit and a wash that you love. With that being said, a great fitting pair of jeans, that you can dress up or down, is one of the essential pieces in creating a basic wardrobe.
My mom, who is a jeans fanatic, has built the perfect denim wardrobe and wears them almost everyday. She absolutely hates anything that’s too low rise and has an exaggerated wash (whiskering never looks good on anyone!). Her favorites usually have a dark wash, skinny cropped ankle and a high waist. They are so timeless and flattering and look good at any age.
Linda Rodin looking so chic in her skinny cuffed jeans.
Photo via by Rebecca Pollak for Goop.
Photo via Who What Wear.
Ines de la Fressange looking so timeless in the perfect pair.
Photo via Harper’s Bazaar.
She’s rounded up her top five favorite pairs to share the denim love. None of them will ever go out of style and are great for any age. Let’s get started!
What she loves about them- These are my mom’s favorite pair! She loves the ultra high waist and super stretchy fit. The cropped ankle makes them so chic and is a great feminine detail. They look good on everyone and are a denim must-have.
How to wear them- We love these jeans paired with leopard heels and a white shirt or worn with a t-shirt cashmere sweater and ballet flats. They’re also perfect for tucking into boots.
What she loves about them- These are so soft and have just the right amount of stretch. You can wear them all day and they’ll still look as good as when you first put them on.
How to wear them- Pair them with heels for a night out or with ankle boots for everyday. Show off the high waist detail by tucking a t-shirt in and adding a statement making belt like this Gucci one.
What she loves about them- This pair from Target are a denim go-to for both of us. The higher waist gives you plenty of coverage so you don’t have to worry about pulling your jeans up all day long (been there, done that- not fun!). They’re so stretchy and the pockets lay flat to give a seamless look. Plus, you can’t beat the price!
How to wear them- Pair them with a t-shirt and slip in mule for everyday.
What she loves about them- These skim the ankle for that perfect French girl look. They look so chic cuffed and the relaxed leg is ideal for those days you don’t want to wear a super skinny pair.
What she loves about them- A boot cut pair is a denim must have. These are flared without being overly exaggerated and the roomier thighs ensure that the back won’t gap. Everyone needs a pair of these.
How to wear them- We love these with vintage cowboy boots and a t-shirt for everyday. If cowboy boots aren’t your thing, try them with a skinny ankle boot for a day or night look. Add a fitted oxford shirt and a cashmere cabled sweater for the perfect mix of preppy glam.
If you’re in the market for a new pair, I hope this post has given you some ideas. Denim really is a girl’s best friend!