Shopping for denim can be quite difficult. Not just because of the different cuts and washes, but because every brand does sizing differently. Sometimes sizing is even different between different styles within a brand! Then you have to consider waist and inseam measurements too. It’s always my goal here to make your life easier and help you feel more confident by providing you with the best recommendations. Here I’m rounding up the very best jeans and shorts I love and truly think you will too! All of my favorites for different outfits are in the carousel below, and I’m providing more in-depth reviews of the cream of the crop after that.
High-waisted jeans like these are incredibly flattering because they’re more elongating than other rises. I find dark washes are versatile, great for both business casual and smart casual. If I don’t know the dress code somewhere exactly but know it’s not casual or formal, these AG Farrah Skinny Ankle Jeans are my go-tos. I have denim from this brand that are five years old and still look brand new. They’re truly the best jeans! This is why I always recommend investing in quality pieces.
AGOLDE is a sustainable brand I’m really loving right now. They’re known for having some of the best jeans and shorts, like these Riley Crop High Rise Jeans. This brand runs big, so make sure you size down! As long as you do that, I find they fit very well. I love the button closure, soft denim and high waist, but what I love the most is the straight leg. It’s not skinny and not too wide, and has a great taper toward the bottom.
The Parker Vintage Cut Off Shorts are the BEST denim shorts ever. They’re super popular and talked about for a reason! Like the jeans above, these are AGOLDE, which means they run big and are really soft. Denim shorts are tricky, but these aren’t too short or too long! If you’ve been struggling to find great denim shorts for a while, I would absolutely try these on next.