Denim Guide: My Favorite Jeans In My Closet

Jeans are a way of life as far as I’m concerned. You can never have too many, especially when you consider how every single pair of jeans is made differently. Straight leg jeans, skinny jeans, ripped jeans, cropped jeans—there’s a style and silhouette for every occasion and mood, which is why jeans are so incredibly versatile and the basis of every good outfit. In this denim guide, I’m going to go over the 2022 jean trends and share my absolute favorites across the board with you in every category including white jeans, non-skinny jeans, and so many more. It's safe to say AGOLDE and Citizens of Humanity are my favorite brands right now, but I do love my Levi's! Get the full review here. I hope you like lots of detail because that’s what you’re about to get!

Editor Notes: I'm 5'10 and my "normal" jean size is 25. 

Non-Ripped Jeans

I've become a fan of non-ripped jeans more and more this year. I love a slim or straight leg for non-ripped jeans and find them so flattering and comfortable. straight leg jeans more this past year. Plus they are a great option if you're able to wear jeans to work.

Fashion Jackson Wearing Black Puff Sleeve Top citizens of humanity charlotte high rise straight jeans review

High Rise Straight Jeans

  • High-rise, slender fitting, 100% cotton, comfortable all day
  • Fit true to size (25)
  • The color looks a little lighter online than they are in person
Fashion Jackson Wearing Black Puff Sleeve Top AGOLDE 90s pinch waist jeans review

90s High Rise Straight Jeans

  • High-rise, straight leg, 100% cotton, comfortable all day
  • Fit true to size (25)
  • This style is a little longer in length and looser fit compared to the COH Charlotte jeans
Fashion Jackson Wearing Black Puff Sleeve Top AGOLDE 90s loose fit jeans fit review

Mid Rise Loose Fit Jeans

  • Mid-rise, loose fitting, 100% cotton, super comfortable all day
  • Fit true to size (25)
  • This style is a little longer and looser than the 90s high-rise; they fit similar to the 90s black pair below

Ripped Jeans

Ripped jeans are usually my go-to as the temperatures begin to warm up.  Below are my favorites of the moment. Technically these two pairs have been favorites for over a year now!

Fashion Jackson Wearing Black Puff Sleeve Top slvrlake jeans review Ripped SLVRLKE jeans

SLVRLAKE Virginia Slim Jeans

  • High-rise, slim fit, 100% cotton, so flattering
  • Sized up (26)
  • These have become my go-to for ripped jeans! Love how soft and comfortable they are
Fashion Jackson Wearing Black Puff Sleeve Top AGOLDE 90s high rise loose fit review

High Rise 90s Fit

  • High-rise, relaxed fit, 100% cotton, super flattering
  • Runs big; size down (24)
  • I get so many compliments every time I wear these

Black & White Jeans

After ripped blue jeans, black and white jeans make up a majority of my denim wardrobe. It's always good to have a couple different styles in both black and white, but these are my two favorites right now!

Fashion Jackson Wearing Black Puff Sleeve Top White citizens of humanity charlotte white straight jeans

White Straight Leg Jeans

  • High-rise, slender fit, comfortable all day
  • Fit true to size (25)
  • This silhouette looks great with all shoe styles & SO flattering
Fashion Jackson Wearing Black Puff Sleeve Top Black AGOLDE 90s Pinch Waist Jeans Review

AGOLDE 90s Pinch Waist

  • High-rise, straight fit, 100% cotton, so comfortable
  • True to size (25)
  • These are my favorite pair of black jeans

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  1. Anna said:
    Posted 2.25.19 · Reply

    You look adorable in jeans. I’m also a denim girl

  2. Jen Russell said:
    Posted 2.25.19 · Reply

    Thank you for this post! So helpful! You’ve become my absolute favorite! For sure you are “my go to” for anything fashion and beauty ❤️❤️

    • Posted 2.25.19 · Reply

      Aw thank you so much, Jen! I appreciate your sweet comment xx

  3. Susan said:
    Posted 2.25.19 · Reply

    Love this series and can’t wait for the next installment. I love that you’re looking at different lengths… as I am 5’11”… but I would love different rises as well. I HATE high rise jeans… feel they make me look like my mom anyway- thank you!!!

    • Posted 2.25.19 · Reply

      Thanks for the feedback Susan! Please email me if you have any denim styles you’re interested in for upcoming series so I can look into including xx

  4. Emily said:
    Posted 2.26.19 · Reply

    LOVE this post! Your page and content is always so spot on and helpful. I second Jen below, you’ve become my go to and I’ve purchased a lot of your recommendations which have been fantastic.. and about to do so with some jeans above 🙂 Thanks for it all!

    • Posted 2.26.19 · Reply

      Aw thank you so much!!!! You are so sweet to leave a nice comment Emily! xx

  5. Ashley said:
    Posted 2.28.19 · Reply

    I think that you could wear anything and it would look good.

  6. Monica said:
    Posted 2.18.20 · Reply

    This was SO helpful!! Loved this review!

  7. Julie P said:
    Posted 2.21.20 · Reply

    Love the looks. How high up does your hem sit above your ankles?

  8. Nipa said:
    Posted 3.2.20 · Reply

    I just went shopping for jeans but didn’t find any I loved. I’ll check out some of your favorites! xo Nipa

  9. Wendy Benoit said:
    Posted 4.5.20 · Reply

    This is great but Im not crazy about the High Rise look, it just makes my belly pop out. I prefer a mid rise style so I’ll keep checking your website for other denim recommendations. Thank you for putting this together though, its easy to see the different styles when they are all on the same post.

  10. Angelica said:
    Posted 3.24.21 · Reply

    Super cute! I love a good classic plain white tee and quality denim.

    XX Angelica
    https://eraenvogue.com

  11. Cecilie Aggerholm said:
    Posted 3.25.21 · Reply

    I absolutely love this as well as your previous denim reviews. However,I was hoping there would be more jeans with stretch – most of these are 100% cotton, and I feel as if I can’t move freely around in them. Also, they are often too hot for summertime. Some spandex or elastane would really work wonders for the fit and feel.

  12. Emma Schoch said:
    Posted 3.26.21 · Reply

    Hi! I usually love your product reviews but I’m a little confused here. Some of your jeans you say are 100% cotton do have stretch in them. And then the white Charlotte jeans from CoH you say have stretch are in fact 100% cotton with no stretch. These reviews are super helpful for me so I’d love if you could clarify the denim composition in the future!