11 Essential Denim Jean Styles Every Wardrobe Needs

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Let’s be honest, jeans are nothing short of the backbone of our wardrobes. No matter the season, a good pair of denim is always appropriate and can easily transition from day to night. From cool-girl street style to runways, jeans are a must-have for everyone.

From skinnies to crop and even boyfriend, no one understands more than Us just how difficult finding the perfect style of jeans can be. Fear, not! We rounded up the best of the best in denim with 11 essential styles to give all jean lovers the skinny (pun, intended).

 

Style: High-Rise

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Zappos

Looking for the style of denim that flatters and lifts naturally? High-rise jeans, obviously! The Levi’s 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans are the ideal pair when looking for denim to fit any body type in all the right ways! Crafted from super-soft stretch fabric, these skinny jeans were engineered for comfort. The high-rise comfortably sits at the midsection and the skinny leg elongates, which will leave us with nothing short of those long and lean supermodel legs! How fabulous!

See it: Grab the Levi’s Women’s 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans (originally $60) with prices now starting at $27, available at Zappos! Also available at Amazon with prices beginning at $48! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 6th, 2019, but are subject to change. Also found at, Walmart for $50 and for $88 at Nordstrom!

 

Style: Mid-Rise

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Zappos

The Hudson Nico Midrise Super Skinny Jeans are the perfect pair of denim when looking for the ideal mid-rise style. Crafted from super-soft Elysian denim, these skinnies feel as soft as freshly lotioned hands! The super slim silhouette hits right above ankles and sits a little higher on waists for the most comfortable fit ever!

See it: Grab the Hudson Nico Midrise Super Skinny Jeans (originally $185) with prices now starting at $111, while supplies last available at Nordstrom! Also available at Macy’s for $111, and Zappos for $198

 

Style: Skinny

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Nordstrom

Let Us go ahead and give everyone the skinny: These AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Jeans are the sleekest skinny jeans on the market! These easygoing high-rise jeans are designed with a gradual fade throughout the denim wash that’s crafted with a comfortable stretch! Pair to perfection with suede booties or the perfect riding boot!

See it: Grab the AG The Farrah High Waist Skinny Jean with prices starting at $97, while supplies last, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 6th, 2019, but are subject to change. Also, available for $178, at Nordstrom, $178 at Macy’s and $198 at Anthropologie

 

Style: The Boyfriend

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Nordstrom

Borrowing from the boys, these Emerson jeans are the ideal silhouette when looking to embrace the boyfriend style. The whiskered and weathered denim is not only oh-so-amazing but adds a well-loved dimension and texture to this already fabulous silhouette. Our personal favorite part of these jeans is the easy-to-crop (or fold) style. The slightly slouchy style adds endless versatility, too! No actual boyfriend required.

See it: Grab the Citizen of Humanity Emerson Slim Boyfriend Jean for $228, at Macy’s! Also available at Nordstrom for $228, as well as Amazon, with prices starting at $239! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 6th, 2019, but are subject to change.

 

Style: Stretchy

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Nordstrom

In these Hue Denim Leggings, jean lovers will be living nothing short of their best stretchy-jean, lives. These sleek, form-fitting denim leggings give a compelling case on why the stretchier the jean, the more comfortable the fit!

See it: Grab the Hue Denim Legging (originally $44) with prices now starting at $30, available at Macy’s! Also available at Zappos for $38, as well as, Nordstrom for $38

 

Style: Black

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Express

Let’s be clear, these Express black jeans are nothing short of the ultimate two-in-one for jean lovers! From work hours to after hours, it’s a win-win no matter how these stunners are styled!

See it: Grab the Express Mid Rise Black Jean Leggings (originally $80) now only $56, while supplies last, available at Express! 

 

Style: Flare

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Express

Forget about being the belle of the ball. Be the belle of everything in these Express flared bell-bottom jeans! These oh-so-flattering high-waisted jeans are straight out of a retro stylebook! Between the daring flared leg or the cooler than cool dark wash denim, there is not a season, reason or even an occasion where these flares wouldn’t fit!

See it: Grab the Express High Waisted Bell Flare Jeans (originally $80) now only $56, while supplies last, available at Express! 

 

Style: Legging Jeans

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Nordstrom

We know what everyone is thinking: If only there were a pair of denim that were part jeans and part leggings. Much to our liking, the Denim Gods finally heard Us and created these high-waisted denim leggings! It’s as if our skinny jeans meet our favorite stretchy leggings half-way and these high-waisted leggings were born. More commonly referenced as “jeggings,” these jean-leggings add just the right amount of control. How fitting that these are nothing short of the perfect fit, too!

See it: Grab the Lyssé High Waist Denim Leggings with prices starting at $52, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, March 6th, 2019, but are subject to change. Also available for $78 at Macy’s, $78 at Nordstrom, and $98 at Zappos

 

Style: Ripped

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NY&C

New York & Company went ahead and took their most-loved Boyfriend Jeans and edged them up just a bit to create these ripped jeans! This distressed pair of denim is ideal when looking to edge up our everyday ensembles!

See it: Grab the NY&C Soho Jeans Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans for $70, available exclusively at New York & Company! 

 

Style: Low-Rise

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Express

Offering a sharp mix of slim shape and chunky stitching, the Express Low-Rise Thick Stich Jean Leggings also offer a textured appearance that is nothing short of that “lived-in” look we all love. Designed with embroidery-embellished pockets, these low-rise are nothing short of high-quality!

See it: Grab the Express Low-Rise Thick Stich Jean Legging (originally $88) now only $62, while supplies last, available exclusively at Express! 

 

Style: Bootcut

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NY&Co

 

Designed with bronze-hued hardware and a contrast topstitching, these universally-flattering New York & Company bootcut jeans are nothing short of stylish. In fact, let’s go ahead and tell all the other denim styles to boot it, as these bootcuts are the one-and-only style to go season-to-season in!

See it: Grab the New York & Company Soho Jeans – Curvy Bootcut for $55, available exclusively at New York & Company! 

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