All My Jeans Feel Outdated—See the 24 New Pairs on My Wish List

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While struggling to get ready for a casual outing the other day, I had somewhat of a frustrating yet eye-opening realization. All my jeans suddenly felt too short, too long, too skinny, too wide, not the right wash, or, of course, any combination of the above. Sure, we've all had that "I hate all my clothes!" moment, but this time, it felt all too real—at least when it came to my denim collection.

Resolved to fix my little issue and hopefully not spend a single additional hour agonizing over what jeans to pair with my favorite tees and tanks, I decided I needed—or rather deserved—a new pair. After all, I really use my jeans (more than most), and if I was going to budget for any one basic, it should be them. So I did a little research for myself and, as always, ended up with way more favorites than I'd even like to admit, but before I narrowed them down, I figured I couldn't be the only one in the market for a trendy-but-wearable pair of jeans that feels very 2021 but still ready for 2022. You know, not too tight or skinny, a little on the longer side, and preferably high waisted. So here I am to share them with you. To see all my options and to get a look at my denim Instagram inspo along the way, just keep scrolling.

BDG Premium High-Waisted Straight Leg Jean ($99)

Warning: I'm very into distressing right now.

Slvrlake London Distressed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($320)

I may or may not have already purchased these.

Mango Erika Wide-Leg Jeans ($30)

These have a trouser-like cut that I love.

Re/Done High-Rise Loose Jeans ($275)

Can't go wrong with Re/Done.

Topshop High Waist Runway Jeans ($75)

Nordstrom's Topshop jeans selection is a 10 out of 10.

Good American Good '90s in Blue696 ($169)

There's a reason this brand has become so successful. Its jeans really do flatter everyone.

Agolde 90's Mid Rise Loose in Photogram ($178)

This whole outfit reminds me of a cooler version myself.

Reformation Cynthia High Rise Straight Long Jeans ($138)

Wear them in any season.

Paige Leenah With Jolene Pockets ($249)

Perfect for pairing with flat sandals.

Khaite Danielle High Rise Stovepipe Jeans ($420)

The goal.

H&M Loose Straight High Jeans ($35)

Few brands come close to making affordable jeans as well as H&M.

Ksubi Playback High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($220)

Wear them with heels, Jordans, or slippers.

Mango Wide Leg High Waist Jeans ($60)

What a perfect wash.

Eloquii Wide Leg Jeans ($50)

Just add strappy sandals.

Zara Slim Flared Slitted High Rise Z1975 Jeans ($46)

I do love a slit hem.

Mango Wide Leg High Waist Jeans ($60)

These are so good that I had to show you two washes.

ASOS Design Farleigh High Rise Slim Mom Jeans With Rips in Light Wash Blue ($36)

The perfect summer jeans don't exi–

Grlfrnd Bella Low Rise Boyfriend in Santa Monica ($225)

This brand is a personal favorite.

& Other Stories Keeper Cut Jeans ($89)

I feel like I always see & Other Stories jeans tagged on my feed, so it's about time I give them a try.

Levi's Dad Jean in Rad Dad ($98)

Who can say no to this under-$100 investment pair?

Levi's Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans ($108)


H&M Bootcut High Jeans ($40)

I'm so happy about the return of bootcut jeans.

Rolla's x Sofia Richie Classic Straight in 90's Blue ($109)

Classic indeed.

BDG Premium High-Waisted Retro Boy Jean ($99)

Gotta love a pair with good ratings.

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