I own about 20 pairs of designer jeans. I don’t own anything but designer jeans. People ask me all the time why I “waste” 100s of dollars on a pair of jeans. That’s where they’re wrong. Designer jeans are not just another purchase–they’re an investment!
I got my first pair of designer jeans on my 16th birthday. They’re a pair of classic Citizens for Humanity. 4 years later, I still have them, and they’re in great condition. Imagine, had I instead bought a pair of jeans from Old Navy or Pac Sun. I would spend anywhere from $25 to $50 for a pair of jeans. From my experience, the jeans start wearing out and fading from the first wash. After about 4 months, those jeans should not be worn out in public. So if we had spent $25 on that pair, multiply that by 3 (3 sets of 4 months a year), and multiply that by 4 (4 years that I’ve owned my Citizens), and you get $300 (if $50 jeans, the total would be $600). The retail price of a pair of Citizens is about $198. I bought mine from Nordstrom Rack, so they only cost $99. The savings are shocking, and I still own my Citizens.
The fact that designer jeans last is only one of the many reasons you should be rocking True Religions, or 7 for All Mankind. Designer jeans feel incredible on the body. If you have never even tried on a pair of designer jeans, you’re missing out! Each pair is made with only the best denim and meant to fit each and every inch of your legs, thighs, and butt. I recommend trying on several different brands and styles to find which suits your body type best. Personally, I am a huge fan of True Religions. I have a petite frame, and do not need the extra stretch. Each pair feels like it was personally tailored to fit my body. Not to mention, these jeans DO NOT stretch out! True Religion is famous for its thick, durable denim and unique stitching. There’s a reason why I own 5 pairs. Rock and Republics work for many body types, but if you’re petite like me, these jeans may need a little bit of alterations. 7s and Hudsons are great if you have a little junk in the trunk. Paige Premium Denim jeans run very small, so I suggest going up a size or two (these are perfect jeans for girls with a very slender physique). Other jeans you should definitely check out are Juicy Couture, Diesel, William Rast, and Rich and Skinny.
The great thing about designer jeans are that they NEVER go out of style. The cut, fade, and coloring of designer jeans is on point when it comes to light wash, medium, or dark. Your designer jeans make a statement. I must admit, ever since I became designer jean obsessive, I will not stop checking out people’s backsides to see what brand of jeans they’re wearing. If you’re not the most stylish person, but you want to be, designer jeans is the first and best place to start. It’s a practical and economic way to be incredibly fashionable. If spending $200+ on a pair of designer jeans from a department store is too much for you, I highly recommend buying your designer jeans for Nordstrom Rack. If you have never been to a Nordstrom Rack, you are missing out! With the same product and quality of Nordstrom, you will be sure to find hundreds of your favorite designer items at a portion of the retail price. Nordstrom Rack carries thousands and thousands of designer jeans from $50-109. You will NEVER spend more than $109 on a pair of designer jeans.
However, if money is not a issue, I recommend buying your designer jeans from a department store, such as Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus. These stores offer great selection on the newest designer releases, incredible customer service, and a inviting shopping atmosphere. The salespeople are educated on each designer and style, and will be your guide to finding your perfect pair! The great part about the service at a department store like Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus is, if they do not have your size in the store, they can order it from another location, and deliver it right to your house. In addition to this, such department stores offer free tailoring services for denim purchased from their stores. It is nice to have that one on one service to create your unforgettable shopping experience.
So if you do not own a pair of designer jeans, what are you waiting for? With all that each pair has to offer, you have no reason left to say no.