Falling For Jeans | The One Must-Have Pair Under $50!

by Holly Swasko

Everyone has that one article of clothing that they are especially particular about. Maybe you're extra fussy when it comes to shopping for a purse, making sure it has all of the necessary compartments. Or maybe it's shoes for you; one little thing could make or break your purchase. 

For me, it's jeans! Whenever I'm searching for a pair, I'm super particular when it comes to fit, style, color and comfort; every minor detail seems to factor in - everything down to the pockets! I know it sounds picky, but when I finally find a pair that I like, I end up sticking with them all season long and getting a ton of use out of them. Maybe it does pay to be a little more cautious and picky while shopping! 

All chatter aside, these random cooler spells we've been having in the Chicago suburbs have given me the taste of fall I needed to go out and see what's trending in the denim world for the season. 

So, I made a trip to a store I've been going to ever since I can remember: Kohl's! It's such a classic favorite of mine because it's smaller than a mall, (and way less hectic on the weekends, haha!) yet still big enough to give you a wide variety of brands all in one place giving you a little taste of all different types of styles. From Lauren Conrad's girly LC collection, to the junior favorite Mudd Brand, there's always something for everyone along with the opportunity to try out something new. 

While I was there, I scored the most amazing pair of light wash jeans. These are from Candies and I couldn't be happier with the fit. They are SO flattering from ALL angles and the mid-rise sits perfectly and comfortably on the hip - no digging! Certain jeans I find so restricting and stiff, but these have such great movement + flex to them!

Try: Candie's Zipper Ankle Moto Skinny Jeans


I love that the details on these give them style yet are subtle enough to maintain versatility. The knees feature a stylish panel of ribbed blush-colored stitching which I love. There are also zippers on the outer ankle and super subtle fading and whiskering throughout. Paneled jeans as well as the moto style ribbing seems to be super trendy right now! 


As for size, they do run larger as stated on the website. I'm wearing a size 9 for reference and they will stretch a little bit as you wear them, so I would keep that in mind when ordering!

To be honest, I just ordered my second pair before I sat down to write this blog post, they're just that good! I almost can't wait for it to get even cooler so I can pair these with a chunky knit or cute leather jacket + ankle booties. 

Have you found a favorite pair of jeans for the upcoming season? Share your links with me below or use hashtag #clotheinconfidence on Instagram to show me your look! 


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