The Jeans I Live In

It should come as no surprise that jeans make up a large percentage of my wardrobe. I am usually in some form of denim 6 out of 7 days a week, even in the summer. Here are some of my favorite pairs that I wear over and over again and always come back to.


I pretty much never take these jeans off—so much so that I bought a second pair! I love high risers and these have a 10" rise that is super flattering and comfortable. I was looking for a pair of jeans with a cut hem and these ended up being perfect in so many ways. I love the medium-hued wash—not too light, not too dark—making them perfect for year-round wear.

Madewell 10" High-Rise Skinny Jean / Isabel Marant Etoile Tunic (top version here, similar here) / Loeffler Randall Alfie Espadrille Sneaker / Warby Parker Reilly Sunglasses

The Wide-Leg White Crop Jean

These jeans follow right behind the above pair in terms of wear. You will usually see me in these at least once a week, if not more. I love wearing these with a tucked-in tee in the summer and with an oversized sweater come fall. I also have them in black, which are on equally high of a rotation. I also have and love the Rachel Comey Legion jean—they have a higher rise than these and a cool frayed hem.

J.Crew Rayner Wide-Leg Jean in White / Everlane Micro-Stripe Tee / Maryam Nassir Zadeh Palma Sandal in Elephant (similar here)


It's hard to find black denim that doesn't lose it's coloring after one wash. Enter: Industry Standard's Simone High-Rise. I've worn and washed these countless times and they haven't faded at all. And the fit of these is perfection—a high rise that's extremely comfortable and never loses its shape. I also love Industry Standard's blue-hued Margot High-Rise jean.

Industry Standard Simone High-Rise Jeans / Aritzia Arlenis Top (sold out—similar here, here and here) / Loeffler Randall Kiki Tassel Slides (also here and here)


photography by Jen Trahan