I know that for many people, myself included, finding the perfect pair of jeans can be quite the struggle. If they fit your waist, there’s a good chance they don’t fit your thighs… at least that seems to be my problem! My body has changed over the past 4 years thanks to weight lifting. While I do love my legs, finding jeans that fit me in all the right places is still not easy.
Throughout most of my teenage years, low/mid rise jeans were what everyone was wearing. I’d say around 2016, high waisted jeans started to become trendy and everyone was wearing them again. It’s funny how certain trends always come back around eventually.
Since then, I have only been wearing high waisted jeans! I feel that they are incredibly flattering on most people, and they are very stylish as well. Today, I wanted to talk about 2 of my absolute favorite pairs of jeans. These 2 pairs of jeans are very different styles as well as very different prices! I want to let you all know that while denim can definitely be expensive, if you are on a budget, you don’t have to break the bank to find a great pair of jeans!
The first pair I want to talk about are the Skinny High Ankle Jeans from H&M (size 28). I purchased these jeans earlier this year for, get this… $10! I do not believe that this particular wash is still available online, however there are multiple shades! Now, I was skeptical at first because I knew that $10 jeans most likely meant that the quality was not great, but hear me out!
A couple of years ago, I remember buying a pair of high waisted skinny jeans from H&M, and I remember the fact that they were $10 because I still talk about it to this day. I thought that I had just found them on sale, but now I am pretty sure that H&M always has $10 jeans in their stores. I do think that these jeans are made of a decent quality, but I can only hope that they will stand the test of time. I will let you all know if these jeans don’t last, but I seriously hope they do, at least for a while, because they are a steal! The jeans fit me perfectly, and I have no issues when wearing them! You can also style these jeans in a variety of ways (this is one of my favorite things about jeans). If you are on a budget, I highly recommended looking into H&M jeans because they are so comfortable and flattering. (If you do purchase these, keep in mind that this specific pair are ankle jeans, so if you’re on the taller side, this may not be what you are looking for! H&M has other jeans for $10, so I would check them out!)
Next, I want to talk about my all-time favorite jeans. These are the PacSun Terra Blue High Waisted Straight Leg Jeans (size 26). I bought these jeans for about $35, but they are originally around $60! I never really bought my jeans from PacSun before; partly because they are usually too expensive for me, but also because I really had no desire to go into this store. I came across these jeans while scrolling through Instagram a while back and I fell in love with them.
For all my ladies who lift, these jeans are going to change your life! As I mentioned, my legs have gotten a bit bigger from weight training. While I do love my body and the strength I’ve gained, it has made shopping a tad more difficult, but these jeans are truly a dream!
I had never owned any straight leg jeans, and the laid back style is new to me, but it is safe to say that I am obsessed with it. Although I love skinny jeans, I am 100% certain that the straight leg mom jeans are taking its place. They are more comfortable than skinny jeans and you can dress them up or down. I personally think that these jeans look best when worn casually. I think that they flatter me very nicely as well. I have a feeling that I am only going to buy this style from now on!
Since the jeans at this store are a bit pricey, I would try to find discount codes, and keep an eye out for any sales on their denim! If you sign up to receive emails from PacSun, you will get discount codes and exclusive offers, so I would check into that as well! If you are a student at a University like me, download the app called “UNiDAYS”. You simply put in your information based on the university that you attend, and you can start searching for deals on all of your favorite stores!
I’ve always felt that jeans should be a staple piece in everyone’s wardrobe because they are perfect for most occasions and everybody needs that one pair that fits them in ALL the right places (I know I’ve found mine)! If you haven’t found a pair that work for you, check out the stores I mentioned above, and hopefully you’ll find a new favorite in your price range! Thank you so much for reading! (You can now shop my looks directly from my website! If you click the item I mention, it will take you straight to the website to purchase the product)!