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The Five Jeans Every Collegiette Needs in Their Closet

The fashion faux pas every collegiette can agree on is how incredibly difficult it is to buy the perfect pair of jeans. It’s the one item we dread purchasing and procrastinate until we realize we’re still rocking the jeans we wore in high school. Why does it always seem that the jeans we have in our heads can never translate into the jeans we try on at the store?

Her Campus has the answers for you, collegiettes! The key to shopping for jeans is to know the basics and the trend pieces of the season in advance to create a clear image in your mind of exactly what you’re looking for. Her Campus is here to help your jean shopping endeavors by listing the 5 pairs of jeans every collegiette should have in their closet – from the basic, the wash, and the cut!


1. Black Skinnies

By far, the black skinny is the most worn item of my entire wardrobe! They’re the basic piece behind every stylish outfit and provide a neutral backdrop for prints and trend pieces. A great fitting pair of black skinnies is essential, collegiettes.

2. Vintage Mom/Boyfriend Jeans

This is a recent trend I’ve seen everywhere this Fall! The vintage mom jean not only looks super trendy and edgy, but is also probably the most comfortable pair of jeans you’ll try! Tip: Make sure the cut is high-waisted to ensure your figure doesn’t drown in the loose fit of the jean.

3. Cropped Jeans

This type of denim is super flattering to elongate the leg and perfect for warmer weather. Cropped jeans also look amazing paired with an ankle bootie to avoid the inevitable bunching that happens with full-length skinny jeans.

4. Blue Jeans

The perfect everyday essential that works for casual days at an office job or cultivating that classic girl-next-door look for campus. A simple pair of blue jeans is timeless and will always be in style.

5. Distressed Jeans

A pair of perfectly ripped jeans is an amazing way to spice up an outfit and be bold with our denim decisions. The degree of distress on the jeans can totally be catered to whatever you’re comfortable with and come in all shapes and washes! Distressed jeans never fail to make a statement paired with a basic white tee or styled with heels for a night out.

Collegiettes, denim is an essential in your wardrobe. Try these jeans shopping tips and tricks next time you’re in the market for a new pair! Happy shopping! xo

Olivia Di Pede

Wilfrid Laurier

Olivia is a fourth year English major with the Management Option at Wilfrid Laurier University and a Style Blogger for Her Campus. In her free time she can be found taking yoga classes, scavenging Sephora and creating content for her personal lifestyle blog. She is a perpetual reader, frequent dancer and lover of the sea. Follow her on instagram @oliviadipede and follow her journey at http://oliviadipede.com
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