Jeans have been a wardrobe staple for as long as we can remember. From wearing comfortable pairs of jeans for casual outings as kids to now opting for more streamlined and 90s inspired silhouettes, jeans have come a long way.
Even though we have several pairs of stylish denim in our wardrobes, there are certain pairs we wear repeatedly. Shopping for jeans isn’t very easy and there are certain features like comfort, fit, cut, shape and freedom of movement that we need to keep in mind while looking for the right pair. The process to reach there can be daunting especially when shopping online, but the result is certainly worth all your time. Below we give you six tips on how to buy jeans and how to find the right fit on your next shopping spree.
Keep in mind what exactly you need before you add several pairs to your cart. Jeans are basics and there are only limited pairs (usually below five) we’ll always require. Two dark blue pairs – one for a smart casual dress code and one for a night out, a classic blue pair, a black pair and any other neutral shade like olive, white etc. Styles like distressed or frayed denim, embellished, embroidered, bell bottoms, etc can all be additions to the basics.
Know Your Brands But Don’t Forget To Explore
If you have a specific brand that you always go back to, it can be of big help especially if you’ve not had success with trying out brands apart from your regular choices. Once you know of a brand that gets it right with the fit you’re looking for, all you need to do is cut your preferred cut and silhouette. Also, there are a number of new brands out there that a lot of women swear by. Make your decision by talking to a few friends or doing some research on the brands' websites.
Cross Check With The Brand’s Size Chart
Not every brand has the same kind of measurements. To make sure, note down your own measurements – high waist, low waist, hips and inseam. This will make it easier while you’re reading the size chart. Also, no two size charts may be alike so reading customer reviews and product reviews might help you a little. Even though you’re 100% sure about being a size 10, it might not always be the same on the brand’s size chart.
Choose The Right Fabric
When it comes to shopping for jeans, most of us focus so much on the fit, style and cut that we totally forget about the fabric it’s made out of. As most experts suggest, choose jeans which are made from a higher percentage of natural fabrics instead of synthetic fabrics like viscose, elastane or jersey. While they are essential to make it stretchable enough for a comfortable fit, make sure they’re only present at a low percentage.
Choose Your Style
When choosing your style, don’t be afraid to experiment. Most of us think that skinnier fitted jeans are trendy, however, it may not be the right fit for everyone. Choose something that suits you and don’t fall for it just because everyone else is wearing the style. Make sure you truly like it and always keep comfort and versatility in mind.
If You Know Of A Pair That Fits Well, Make Sure You Double-Up
Now that we all know how tough shopping for the right pair of jeans can be, it makes sense to buy at least two pairs when you find the right one. It’s not mandatory but it will save you a lot of time on your next shopping spree. Also, it will always come to use because jeans are here to stay, now and forever.