My favorite jeans of all-time are American Eagle’s Tomgirl jeans. Six years ago, I said they were my favorite jeans ever, and in the years since I’ve tried a number of much, much more expensive denim brands — MOTHER, rag & bone, AGOLDE, AG, Good American to name a few.
And while I’ve found quite a few gems I love (MOTHER’s Frayed Hem Bootcut & Cropped Straight Leg jeans immediately come to mind), nothing can replace my Tomgirl jeans.
(And the best part is that they’re under $40!)
Low-Rise, Ripped & Cheap As Hell: American Eagle Tomgirl Jeans Are My All-Time Faves
jeans | similar tank | cardigan (this set is similar and on sale) | headband | bralette | sandals (more sizes here)
While they’re made of “rigid” denim, the fabric is SO SOFT they feel like jeans you’ve had for years — like Levi’s that have already been broken in — from the moment you put them on. In fact, I wore mine for three straight after bringing them home from the store. They’re that comfortable. American Eagle has just perfected that lived-in feel (and that quintessential denim wash!) with these Tomgirl jeans.
jeans (less distressed version) | sandals (more sizes)
They’re considered low-rise, but they aren’t the low-rise that comes to mind when I think of the early 2000s. They aren’t really that low. They have a 10-inch rise, in fact (the same as MOTHER The Weekend Flares, for comparison), and they cover my entire bum without squeezing or feeling like my crack might be exposed anytime I sit down.
jeans | cardigan | headband | sandals (more sizes)
Like I said, I’ve been wearing these jeans for years now, but the pair I have are a size 2 and have stretched out quite a bit since getting them. I had no idea what size I’d be in them now, so I was glad when I got the chance to try them on in-store.
jeans | similar tank | cardigan | headband | bralette
Turns out they run completely true to size. I’m typically a 6/28 and the 6 was perfect. They fit slightly relaxed without being baggy or adding extra bulk. I’m wearing the regular length here (28.75″), but they also come in short (26.75″) and long (30.75″) online as well.
jeans | similar tank | cardigan (this set is similar and on sale) | headband | bralette | sandals (more sizes)
I’m wearing the aged blue traveller wash here, but if you like less distressing, try the blue daylight wash (on sale for under $30!). They also have a wash called destroy is a thing if you want even more rips and holes; I love the chewed hem on those and they come in x-short and x-long in addition to the three regular lengths. (LOVE that.)
I also have to share how I’ve been wearing Victoria Emerson’s wrap bracelets (my favorite bracelets) as headbands lately (this is the one in the picture). I just tie them up at the base of my neck and leave the ends. I didn’t think it would stay in place, but it did (without sliding around) until I took it out myself. I love the versatility!
Photo Credit: Terah Hoobler Photography
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