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Alex Malek


The Denim Edit: Shopping Guide for Jeans

There are a lot of things in this world that I love. My family, my friends, and my puppy top the list. But finding that perfect pair of jeans? Nothing better 😉

Ironic because the actual task of shopping for jeans can be super frustrating and time-consuming. It’s like that one thing you don’t want to do but still want to do? But it’s definitely worth it to find a pair that makes you feel confident and comfortable. So in this post, I’m breaking down the best denim by style, brand, fit, and color.

This is your Jeans Shopping Guide.

  • I’ll note my sizing for each, and whether I sized up or down.
  • For reference, I’m 5’1″ and a size 25 in denim.

Best Everyday Jean

sizing: Lot’s of stretch, size down. I take a 24 in these.

My favorite pair of jeans right now! They’re super stretchy with a straight-leg fit for maximum comfort all day long. Seriously, comfiest jeans ever! Plus they’re super versatile and easy to pair with just about any style of shoe.

I love that they’re designed with the option to cuff them, so they’re always the perfect length!

Best Relaxed Jean

sizing: TTS, I wear a size 25 cropped.

Abercrombie has been killing it with their denim lately! These are currently one of the top selling jeans for spring 2022. I love the ultra high rise, straight leg fit – it gives them a more relaxed, yet structured look. I recommend going with your regular size or sizing up one if you’re looking for an even more relaxed fit!

Best White Jean

sizing: TTS, I wear a size petite XS.

These are truly the BEST white jeans I’ve found. If you’re looking for a pair of jeans that will hold you in and smooth everything out, you’ll LOVE these. They’ve got great stretch and tummy control (one of the many reasons I love SPANX) and feature a pull-on design, which flatters all body types.

Best Black Jean

sizing: TTS, I wear a size 25.

The most flattering pair of black jeans! Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of black jeans and these cropped flares are one of my favorites! This pair hits about one to two inches above your ankles and the frayed hems give them a bit of a vintage look. I recommend pairing them with heels to give your look lift and to show off your ankles!

Best Flare Jean

sizing: Lot’s of stretch, size down. I take a 24 in these.

Flare jeans made a comeback in 2021 and they are here to stay for 2022. These Good American classic jeans are designed to flatter every body type and provide a comfortable all-day fit. I recommend pairing your flare jeans with a high wedge to elongate your legs and add height!

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!!



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