Many of us would gladly trade our prized beauty favorites for the perfect pair of jeans. Some of us wouldn’t dream of buying those trendy designer bags (okay, I’m talking about me right now – I cop bags from my Mommy – spoiled brat I am, that’s right) but will hand over upwards of $400 for a that denim! It’s all about fit (form-fitting), wash, and comfort….and usually in that order. There’s something about hopping up and down, getting that zipper to do its job, and seeing yourself svelte, polished, and HOT! If you’re like me, you buy the jeans that you barely got into because you fear they will loosen with the first wear. Secretly I hold on to those favorites that are too big now because I’m devoted to them. I simply throw them into a hot wash, the dryer, and start all over again. Don’t judge me!
My jeans have replaced my sweats for comfort wear and there are others that have become “the thing to wear” for a night out on the town. I love coupling skinny jeans, my Texan jersey, and rocking red stilettos. Jeans are priced from $20 to …well the sky’s the limit on what some will pay for the right pair of denims. So let’s take a look at Nikki Jo’s “10 Best Jeans”. Feel free to share the brands you love if I’ve forgotten any great ones. We could all use something new in our lives!
BKE by Buckle Jeans
I’m starting here because this brand made the first jeans that I fell in love with. For some reason I cannot let go of my BKE’s. Whether you’re rail thin or curvy (like me) – BKE has the jean for you! Petite’s and those with legs for days – you will all find the inseam perfect for you. They offer stretch and without.
The brand has the most precious washes and markings and coming with a great variety of stitching and studding. Best of all – I’ve washed my babies over and over again and they’ve held up.
My Current Fav: Stella Stretch Jean – it has a nice vintage appeal and rich color.
Fits: Waists 21”-31” (00-16); Inseams 29-33
Retail: You can get a good pair of BKE’s for less than $70, although my Stella’s retail for $90.
The feel of the denim is what sold me on these babies – they’re durable and keep their shape. The brand offers an upscale worn bohemian look with the cutest frayed hems. There is a baby bootleg in the Charlie style (slim fit) that I’m warming up to. The Lola is a slim curvy and the easy fit in the brand is the Sweet. Sometimes you just need a boot cut that isn’t out of control. The black wash in their brand is also long lasting! They make my bum look amazing!
My Current Fav: Sofia Boot Jeans – I need and love the curvy fit.
Fits: Waists 24”-33” (00-16); Inseams 29-36
Retail: On Sale as low as $40 and the top end is around $130