Like curly hair, I have nothing against high-waisted jeans—both look great on others, but like crap on me. So I’m pleased that suddenly denim brands are offering a decent quantity of jeans with a slightly lower—but not too low—rise. This pair is really well-priced, and I like that the wash is so un-distressed.
A boyfriend-cut pair from Madewell in a nice inky black.
I own and love these, and if this wash doesn’t thrill you, it comes in 11 others.
These are on the skinnier side of the jeans I’ve posted here, but they’re less than sausage-tight, which I appreciate.
A faded out pair that has the look of jeans you’ve owned for ages.
And here’s a bonus pair: the Dre jean from Rag & Bone, which I own in a couple of washes and adore.