Light denim is everywhere this spring. I love the look, but I’ll admit it’s much harder to wear than dark denim. So I went on a quest to find the perfect jeans for spring. I ordered different brands in multiple sizes, tried them all on and took some pics. I was actually surprised by which ones were my favorites. Here’s what I found:
Rag & Bone, “The Dre“
I’ve wanted to try these Rag & Bone jeans for a long time now. They’re a bit darker in reality than they appear on Nordstrom’s website, and unfortunately they were too long on me to really show the raw hem. There wasn’t a whole lot of stretch, so I think I preferred the baggier sizing (29), but the 28’s weren’t bad.
I have these jeans in a darker wash and LOVE them. I found they run a bit bigger (the dark ones are 27), so I thought I’d try a 27 and 28. Again, they were a bit darker in person than in the photos, but I loved the patches and distressing on them. They weren’t quite as long as the Rag & Bones, but still not quite long enough for me to show the raw hem. I think I liked the 27s better . . . they seemed to be more slimming.
American Eagle has been my go-to for favorite denim for YEARS. I mean, if a pair of jeans are amazing and comfy and are worth the price, I’m not shy about spending a bit more money. But . . . I’ve always found American Eagle jeans to be comfy, fit well and with sizes from 00 short to 20 long . . . it’s hard not to find your perfect fit. They do the perfect wash as good (if not better) than the premium denim I’ve tried for a fraction of the cost. Win-win.
American Eagle Kick Boot, Radiant Royal: Ok, so these were fine. The bootcut is a flattering cut but I wasn’t digging the feathering across the hips. They were a tad too long, but would probably be fine after washing. (I’ve found that the short is too short for me to wear with heels.) . I wasn’t enamored with these, though, and they were a bit darker than I wanted. I had read in the reviews that they ran small, so I ordered them in an 8 regular and they fit.
American Eagle Tomgirl Jean, Emotional Blue: I LOVE their Tomgirl jeans . . . I’ve been wearing them for years. They’ve come out with a lot more options in the last couple of years like these light wash destroyed ones. This particular pair runs smaller than Tomgirls I’ve tried in the past . . . I still sized down, but only one size, not two like I usually do. (I usually wear size 2 in Tomgirl jeans for a more snug fit and am wearing a 4 short in these – but I like them a little tighter than I think they’re meant to look).
American Eagle Vintage Hi-Rise Jean, Doodle Me Up: We have a winner!! These were my favorites. SO soft . . . they are ridiculously comfortable and soft and I love the patch, distressing and embroidery on them. I’m wearing a 6, so they’re true to size (a cropped length). The mid-rise is perfect . . . no muffin top. But I think G stole the show in these pictures!
Which ones did you like the best??