Recently, I have been on the longest search for the perfect pair of jeans (which may or may not exist). I must have tried on every single pair of jeans in Liberty and searched through every online denim section that has ever existed. Finding a pair of jeans is wayyy harder than it looks- every pair of jeans is different! Each brand has a different fit, size and material, making it even harder. But, after searching for what feels like weeks, I have finally found my “perfect” pair of jeans.
Today, I wanted to share my knowledge of denim and how to shop for your “perfect” pair of jeans, as well as sharing with you my own denim collection and some of my favourite brands.
In my opinion, the more you spend, the better the quality is. This is usually my rule of thumb for anything when it comes to buying clothes. But, I do not have the luxury of always being to make that happen (your gal is sometimes broke…). When it comes to buying denim, most of the time I have no idea where to start. There are so many brands and fits that it is literally like trying to find a needle in a haystack! I guess you could say that I have been somewhat lucky as I used to work in a luxury denim boutique, so my denim knowledge is rather extensive. However, it doesn’t make finding the “perfect” pair any easier!
I am guilty of owning more high-end denim. I find the denim from brands such as Zara and Topshop just don’t last and they are seriously ill fitting. Thats not to say that high-street equals bad denim. Arket and Weekday make some fab denim at good prices.
Re/Done: I first discovered Re/Done through Instagram, because they are probably the most hyped denim brand out there. Every single blogger or Instagrammer owns a pair of Re/Done jeans! I brought my first pair of Re/Done jeans back in August. I purchased the Stove Pipe jeans from Liberty for around £240, which I know is a lot of money for a pair of jeans. But, the thing I love about Re/Done denim is how stiff it is. All of their denim is 100% cotton- this means there is no stretch, making for the best straight leg jean ever.
Jean Atelier: When I mentioned at the beginning that I was looking for my “perfect” pair of jeans, I finally found them from this brand. I actually brought mine in the Moda Operandi sale, which is just as well because the original price is A LOT. I wanted a pair of stiff, light-wash, straight leg jeans. I am always so worried about buying jeans online especially after I ordered them and found out they were non-returnable (just great…). But, luckily they fitted me perfectly. I brought the Laurent (available here, but no longer on sale) in a size 24, which fit me perfectly. This style has been seen on Kourtney Kardashian and other celebs. Jean Atelier is definitely a one-time-purchase brand, even if their denim is insane
Miaou: This is probably one of my favourite brands if you are looking for a pair of novelty jeans, something which isn’t so classic. Again, I brought these jeans in the Farfetch private sale, but they are still available to buy at full price. I absolutely love my Miaou jeans; I have the Miaou Junior Leopard Print jeans, which you can purchase on Farfetch.
J Brand: This is one of the more classic denim companies, producing a wide variety of denim from leather jeans to cropped dark-wash kick-flares. J Brand jeans are not 100% cotton, which means they have more of a stretch to them, but the denim is also super soft. So, if you prefer a softer denim J Brand is the one for you! I have a pair of the Selena’s (available on Net a Porter) which is their best selling fit. Its a kick-flare in a light wash. I love pairing these with a white sneaker and knit for a more casual outfit. But, you can totally dress their denim up if you love a leather or coated jean.