My Favorite and Most-Worn Jeans

September 17, 2018

Mother Denim + H&M Sweater I wit & whimsy

I know we’re all fans of #sweaterweather but how about #denimweather? I am a jeans girl through and through and while I definitely own my fair share of good jeans, I certainly play favorites, too.

French Girl Style I wit & whimsy

Firstly, the AGolde Nico High Rise Slim Fit Jeans. These may be the most flattering pair of jeans I own. They slim everything out and I love how they look good with so many types of shoes. I sized down to a 27 which makes them snug but I think helps with how they wear, too. They really tuck everything in and they don’t ever stretch out which makes them a great jean to travel with. They just came out in a darker wash that I’ll most likely be picking up given how much I wear my current pair! Also wore them in Instagrams herehere & here. Original Post.

Plaid Blazer + Loafers I wit & whimsy

These J.Crew jeans are one of my comfiest pairs of jeans. Size down though! I’m wearing a 27. The button fly is super flattering and nice when paired with more solid neutrals or classic silhouettes. Original Post.

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy wears a classic Fall outfit

The TopShop Jaime jeans are one of the best pairs of affordable denim that I’ve found. I wear them in 30 x 32 (their sizing is complicated but hopefully that helps!) These are only $75 and have a lot of stretch and a great cropped length that has them hitting me right at the ankle. (I’m 5’5″). Original Post.

The best of France in New York City

I wear these Rag & Bone Capri jeans to loads of meetings because their cropped length look great with any kind of shoe – particularly loafers and pumps and they have no distressing. They act a bit like a jegging as they are rather fitted through the thigh. It makes them great to pair with more loose blouses or tailored pieces like blazers. Original Post.

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy shares her goals

These J.Brand Alana Crop High Rise jeans are the best black jeans EVER. I almost always travel with them for all Fall and Winter trips because they are so versatile and great with a variety of shoes. They don’t stretch out which also makes them ideal for travel and the high rise is great at keeping everything tucked in. Original Post.

Casual Fall Outfit I wit & whimsy

These high waisted, un-distressed Citizens of Humanity jeans are another pair that I put on and instantly feel better. They are so flattering and so comfortable. I sized down to a 27. Original Post.

Kick Flare Jeans with Booties I wit & whimsy

These Mother jeans were probably my favorite denim purchase of the past year. I ordered them thinking they’d probably not work out but they ended up hugging in all the right places and looked great with my favorite loafers, mules and booties. I wear them SO much. The distressed pair are sold out (will let you guys know if I see them get restocked this season) but this style and this style are really similar and not-distressed. I also have my eye on these for the new season. I have 3 pairs of Mother Denim jeans and get a lot of wear out of each. I find their fit super, super flattering. Original Post.

Fall Basics Pieces I wit & whimsy

The Agolde Toni Jeans are wear-them-every-week jeans for me. The perfect slim fit, the perfect ankle crop, the perfect style for sneakers/flats/heels/you name it – these jeans are truly perfection. I wear them in a size 27. Original Post.

Sarah Flint Perfect Pump I wit & whimsy

These Levi’s Wedgie Straight Jeans jeans are just so comfy and I absolutely love how they look with heels. I get questions on these every time I wear them on Instagram and truth be told I tried A LOT of pairs of Levi’s before I found these and fell in love. I wear them in a size 28 and they’re a little baggie like the mom-jean style should be. For just $98 you can’t beat the price and wear on these jeans. Original Post.

Inez Boot Review I wit & whimsy

Looking for an ankle crop that’s a bit more straight than skinny so it fits over your favorite ankle booties but also still goes well with flats, heels and sneakers? Look no further than the Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop jeans. Such comfy denim (although I wish I would have sized down to 27 vs. buying the 28 – it means these are great jeans for days you plan to indulge in big meals – ha!) Original Post.

Everlane Boots and Blazers I wit & whimsy

Hands down my favorite pair of Everlane Jeans are their High Rise Skinny Button Fly in this gorgeous “it-isn’t-black-but-it-isn’t-gray-either” wash that goes with so much. I wear TTS in size 28. Original Post.

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And while I need more jeans like I need a hole in my head, that certainly won’t stop me from purchasing some new pairs this Fall & Winter – duh. A few pairs I’m eyeing:


I should caveat that I do believe in investing in “designer denim” so to speak. I wear my jeans A LOT and I believe in having pairs that make you feel GD awesome when you put them on. The above are the brands that do that for me. I’ve tried tons of brands and styles and have figured out the brands that I like on me and the styles that are go-to and those that let me embrace certain denim trends. I recognize that $200 for jeans is a lot but think it allows you to think critically about what styles you’ll get the most wear out of. If you can’t wear jeans to work you may want to try trendier styles for nights out or weekend adventures. If you work in a casual environment, it may make sense to invest in a pair that’s able to go from desk to drinks with the right styling. Try lots of pairs and take photos in the mirror and see what you think! That’s generally how I figure out what pairs I love best. TopShop and Levi’s make my favorite affordable denim followed by Madewell.

p.s. my Fall Wish List and classic Fall finds under $150.

8 comments on “My Favorite and Most-Worn Jeans”

  1. Wow, you’re making me want to buy every single one of these! Also random – but do you have a favorite nail salon in Brooklyn? I know you love Hortus Nailworks on the Lower East Side, but I need a gel manicure to last me through the weekend and trying to find a place closer to home.

    1. Ha! Glad to be convincing 🙂 For BK nails I rarely get them done here but have gotten a gel manicure at Henry Street Nails (I think that’s the name!) and it was pretty good!

  2. Love this post! DO you think mother jean run true to size? I loved the crop ones you stated above?

    Thanks love your blog—


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