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What style of denim is best for you?

Janelle Vreeland

There are many cuts and washes of jeans that fit into your everyday lifestyle

Whether you are heading to a baseball game with the boys, or going for a night out with the girls, it may be difficult to pick out the right pair of jeans from your closet. 

Designers have created anything from wide trouser-leg styles to the boyfriend to the classic, boot-cut look. Sometimes the worst part is finding the pair that “fits just right” or the one that won’t hurt your bank account.

By paying close attention to size charts and sidewalk sales, you are bound to find the perfect pair of jeans for your personal style and body shape. 

Size charts essentially help you find the right pair according to your waist and hip measurements. By using the guide provided by the designer, you are sure to find a great fitting pair of denim! 

If you have the opportunity to get into a store, a sales associate will be able to work with you to find your ideal pair.

Let College News suggest some of the most popular denim looks of the season! Most of these trends will also transition well from summer to fall, which will save you lots of time and money.

Skinny Jeans

The slim look of this jean will keep you looking adorable throughout the day, and make you stunning at night. You can throw on a pair to head to class with a pair of flats, tank and messenger bag.  Skinny jeans are also essential to wear out with some stiletto pumps and a glitzy top.

To change up the look, go for different colors in red, teal, or black. Also, once the weather gets cooler, try a pair of fringy boots or suede knee high boots to keep warm.

Our picks: Vigoss ‘New York’ Flap Pocket Skinny Stretch Jeans or Rich & Skinny ‘Legacy’ Stretch Denim Leggings

Boyfriend Jeans

The cuffed, distressed look of these jeans is great for a weekend getaway or running errands. 

You can add in a crewneck T-shirt in heather grey or white, and pair it with a simple cardigan. The carefree look will keep you looking adorable yet preppy at the same time.

Our picks: Citizens of Humanity Dylan Cropped Jeans or American Eagle Skinny Crop Jean

Dark Jeans

Dark rinse jeans are a must-have since the color effect will make your legs look thinner. How great is that? There are many different styles but the dark washes have a more sophisticated and dressier look. You may like to wear a lighter colored shirt on top opposed to black or navy. You may look disproportionate and blend together more than desired.

However, most any top will look great with a pair of dark denim! Most likely, dark denim is a great piece to wear out at night to a club or party.

Our picks: 7 For All Mankind Bootcut Portugal Jeans or American Eagle Artist Jean in Dark Indigo Wash

Faded Jeans

Depending on the occasion, lighter jeans may be more appropriate. In the summer, lighter washes and white may be worn more often with brighter, even neon, colors. Also, the particular look tends to be more casual than the darker denim. Wear a basic V-neck tee or white ruffle top for a classy, fresh look with a pair of cute sandals.

Our picks: American Eagle Slim Boot Jean in Light Vintage Wash or Old Navy’s Women’s Low-Rise Super-Flared Jeans in Sunfade Wash

Designer Jeans

The thought of shelling out $100+ for a pair of jeans may not seem ideal, but the purchase is well worth it. The material and fabric used in some designer jeans will last longer than most other brands. There are always sales at department stores, such as Neiman Marcus, where you can find items marked at 30-70 percent off the retail price. Keep in mind these trendy jeans will keep you looking fab-u-lous at school or out at night.

Our picks: True Religion, 7 For All Mankind and William Rast

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