HOLA CHICAS. And happy Tuesday. 🙂 Today we’re tacklin’ a highly requested topic from y’all – the best jeans. Specifically, the best jeans under $100. Because as women, we’re always on the lookout for the best jeans (and on a budget? Even better). There’s a direct, straight, bee-line correlation between how our jeans fit and how we feel. The better the fit, the better we feel. Ya feel? They can make or break a look (and a whole DAY, really). And if we can make the look without breaking the bank, EVEN BETTER, amiright? RIGHT. So, I’ve rounded up the best jeans in my closet that are under $100.
Dislaimer: Upon pulling photos from past posts to use, I realized how dang much I wear jeans with some sorta white tee – so ICYMI, make sure ya check out the epic white t-shirt competition that happened on CUR last month. 😉
They’re all organized below in order by price, from most affordable to closest to $100!
The best jeans under $100:
$39.95 normally, on sale for $30
They’re an Old Navy Bestseller and come back year after year, so you KNOW they’re good! These are such a soft, comfortable distressed black denim – so much so, that they don’t really feel like denim at all. They’re technically distressed, but the distressing is liiiiiiiight distressing – there aren’t really visible rips or tears that show skin. So just FYI!
They also come in regular, tall, + petite sizing!
American Eagle Denim x High-Rise Jegging, Deep Sea Blue
One of my favorite pairs of jeans ever. You just cannot beat ’em for the price point! I loveloveLOVE that they’re slightly high-waisted (my fave). The wash is this gorgeous deep blue (per the name’s suggestion), and they really do feel as soft + comfy as jeggings. Also, flattering AF. Let’s just say your booty will be POPPIN’, my friends.
If I had to pick one pair from the bunch that I could say was the best bang for your buck, these would probably be it. They fit me better than near-$200 pairs I’ve gotten from Nordstrom in the past, and they’re under $40. I’m truly mindblown over these.
American Eagle AE Ne(x)t Level Jegging Crop, Campus Brights wash
Suuuuuuper comf, as well! And a newer addition to my closet. American Eagle jeggings are just a total win in my book. I really like this pair for more summer/fall months, since they’re a bit of a lighter wash and have the cute frayed crop hem. They pair really well with sandals or other daintier shoes because of it! They run TTS.
$88 normally, on sale for $39
They are a total gem, similar to American Eagle’s high-waisted jegging – and since they’re on sale for the same price point right now, get both. 😉 Reaaaaaaally flattering, comfortable jean. Not technically “jeggings,” but honestly, they’re just as soft as ’em! The Simone jeans have 7 different wash options to choose from, AND come in Short, Regular, + Long sizing, which is awesome.
I would say the two-above AE jeggings *should* be at this $70+ price point usually, because they’re so similar to each other. HIGHLY recommend hopping on these before the price jumps back up – they’re a *fantastic* option. And they run TTS – I got the Regular length! (And I’m 5′ 7″).
$69.95 + Amazon Prime shipping!
SO insanely impressed with this pair! They fit like a glove. And they’re from Amazon?! #win. I really had not clule what to expect upon ordering, since Amazon would’ve been the last place I’d think to buy a pair of jeans. But they proved me wrong – they’re awesome. The wash color is just this gorgeous deep blue, which is typically one of my favorite/go-to washes in denim. I wish this pair came in MORE washes/fits (maybe they do and I should just check? HA!), because the fit + price point are en pointe.
SO AMAZINGLE COMFORTABLE. Wow. Really tho. I juuuuuust got these bad boy in last weekend and have already worn them three days in a row AND shot for the blog in them. They’re so good. They’re so stinkin’ SOFT, which I think is the icing on the cake – they come already feeling like your favorite worn-in denim. I’m also pretty picky with lighter wash denim (and don’t even really wear it all that much) because I dislike feeling farmer-ish – do yannnno the feeling??? Ha! But these come cuffed already (although you CAN uncuff if you’d like) and are torn in all the right places, where they feel like your favorite boyfriend jeans while being more fitted + flattering.
I wore them yesterday, too, and while I was running up steps I had the thought, These actually feel like yoga pants. They’re not restrictive in the SLIGHTEST. 100% recommend.
Levi’s 721 Skinny Jeans, Rough Day wash
These are one of my favorite distressed jeans EVER for a few reasons. 1.) They’re not cray cray distressed where you get unwarranted (or totally warranted) commentary from bystandards about buying jeans that went through a weedwhacker first. 2.) The holes in the knees are surprisingly SO CONVENIENT for walking if you’re an active walker like me. You’ve got pep in your step and stride with pride and need jeans that keep up. Ya feel? 😉
Currently on SUPER SALE at Lord & Taylor for over half off!!! Under $50 there only!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These cuties are a fun trendier pair of denim, I think! I wear mine so much. They’re slightly high-waisted and also slightly cropped, so they’re a really flattering cut that makes your legs look looooooong. #bless. I typically wear these the most in spring/summer since they’re a lighter wash, higher crop, and the perfect waistline to tuck in with short-sleeve bodysuits or wear with crop tops.
They do run sliiiiiiightly small – I wouldn’t size up necessarily, but if you’re on the cusp between sizes, then size up! They’re the type of jeans that fit *perfectly* on a good day, but if you have a taco baby…you feel it.
I had bought two other pairs last week in the hopes of having them in time for this post, but alas, they have not yet arrived. Based on how I feel about the Levi’s 721 that are distressed, I have high hopes for the 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans that are regular denim, for under $60. I bought the Blue Story wash, but they come in approximately 52 wash choices, IDK how one would even decide.
Also picked up the basic/classic skinny jean from H&M, in a Denim blue wash. They were only $19.99, so I’m reaaaaaally curious as to how they’ll be – stay tuned, will report back with an update! 😉
All of the best jeans I mentioned above are shoppable here:
What are the best jeans you’ve found for under $100?
Do you have a favorite pair yet, or will one of the above become a new fave? Are you in the market for new denim? When you shop for denim, what’s most important to you: fit, wash, or price? I think it’s *fascinating* since the best jeans really do a number on our psychology, I think – I’ve spent so much money on jeans through the years just to find that “perfect pair.”
So here’s hoping your perfect pair is in your cart right now! 😉
Happy Tuesday, friends – make it count.