Don’t put it past New Yorkers to wear the heck out of all the latest trends, and don’t put it past them to wear jeans every day either. This city is a hectic one, so sometimes throwing on the same pair of jeans you’ve worn for the last four days in a row is the only outfit your brain has time to assemble. According to the stylish New Yorkers below, that’s more than alright so long as they’re wearing the denim brands they are madly in love with. Curious what they are? We were too.
Ahead, we got the inside scoop on all the denim brands these top fashion insiders are planning on wearing all season long. If you’re in the market for a new pair of jeans, look no further than the carefully curated list of denim brands ahead. From classics like Agolde to newbies like Still Here New York, these ladies have officially proven that when it comes to denim, the sky is the limit and these brands are the best.
“I’ve recently rejoined the cult of ripped jeans and I’ve got to say, I’m pretty happy about it. This Amo style is the perfect degree of slouchy, but the straight silhouette still elongates my legs (a must on my denim checklist). Just throw on a cropped tank and chunky sandals and you’re good to go.” — Hannah Baxter, Senior Beauty Editor, Couveteur
"My go-to pant silhouette this summer has been a straight wide leg with a relaxed fit. (Extra points if they’re a little too long.) In addition to the trousers I’ve had on rotation all summer, these boyfriend jeans from Cotton Citizen have also made the cut. Their bright whitewash, contrast stitch, and baggy fit are the ultimate dose of cool when it comes to wearing white jeans all summer long, no matter the occasion." — Madeline Fass, Associate Market Editor, Vogue.com
"These jeans have been my summer staple because they are just the right amount of spice, and I fully plan on wearing them throughout fall as well!! Are they jeans? Work pants!? All of the above. Also, how is the tie-dye so good? We love them." — Bianca Valle, Influencer
"Mother Denim! I never thought I would be a wide-leg jeans kind of person, but these are so special I couldn’t help myself. I’m short so had to go get these hemmed (didn’t want to risk making a mistake while cutting it myself), and now they’re my unexpected go-to jeans. They don’t swallow you like you would expect them to and hug in all of the right places. I’m a huge fan of the brand’s Mystical collection right now—it’s so thoughtful down to the lil crystal pouches they give you." — Michelle Li, Fashion and Beauty Market Editor, Teen Vogue
"I’ve been living in the original Tate Crop from Still Here New York. I don’t typically like light-wash jeans, but these are the exception—they pair super well with anything from white tanks to knits and are a not-too-tight, not-too-loose mom jean that feels better than even your favorite vintage pair. I can’t take them off!" — Alyssa Coscarelli, Influencer
"My favorite denim brands right now are Trave and SLVRLAKE. When it comes to denim, fit is everything, and these two brands really know how to how to make denim that not only fits like the perfect vintage denim but also lasts wear after wear and wash after wash." — Anny Choi, Market Editor, Vogue
"I.J. Kim who is the founder of Trave comes from an engineering background and has a super-unique approach when constructing jeans. Both brands specialize in trendless grown-up jeans that I am a huge fan of. I lived in them all summer and plan to live in them into fall!" — Anny Choi
"I’ve actually been living in Agolde for probably the last 12 months, and my obsession is showing no signs of slowing down. I wear the brand’s pinch jeans almost every day at the moment, and I think the boyfriend cut might become my go-to for fall. They look like they’d be perfect for styling with layering turtlenecks and sweaters."—Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, Market Editor, Who What Wear
"I’m obsessed with the fit of my new AYR jeans! They are light and have a bit of stretch, so I don’t have to worry about how they will fit me by the end of the day. I definitely want to buy a few more pairs. I’m currently eyeing the overalls and the New Wave. I love a vintage fit." — Jade Vallario, Accessories Editor, Elle
"I am forever loyal to my Moussy jeans, which are the elusive combination of non-stretch but still insanely comfortable. Wearing them feels like the denim equivalent of your favorite worn-in T-shirt. I know that sounds impossible, but trust me." — Harling Ross, Fashion Director and Brand Strategist, Man Repeller
"I’m a Levi’s girl! Not only do I buy its vintage high-rise styles in bulk, but I’m also a fan of the cutoffs and ultra-high-rise Wedgie jeans, which I swear look good on everyone." — Aemilia Madden, Senior Fashion Editor, The Zoe Report
"My favorite denim right now is Re/Done, but it’s really too expensive so I buy it on The Real Real or save my money on jeans I’ve been eyeing for a while. They also have really good sales. Other denim brands I love are Still Here (you can find their account on my insta), vintage Levi’s from Awoke Vintage, and every single pair of Eckhaus Latta pants. I’ve yet to buy a pair, but I’m saving up!"
Source: Who What Wear – Lauren Eggertsen