The Who What Wear Australia Editors Reveal the Jeans That Changed Their Life
Today is Jeans for Genes day—a day devoted to wearing your denims to raise awareness and raising funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. All money raised goes directly towards research aimed at childhood genetic diseases, so if you’d like to donate (it’s super easy this year—you can even send a text), visit Jeans for Genes for more info. And if you don't have a pair of jeans to wear? We're here to help.
Searching for your jeans—the ones you always feel comfortable in, and wear year after year, can be a tricky task, but not impossible. Once you find them, hold on and never let go, because the right jeans can be life-changing. When you have your ultimate pair of jeans, they can be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe—you can style them up or down, and they become a kind of security blanket—something you can always put on and feel your best.
“I discovered Topshop’s Jamie jeans around three years ago while I was in London and they have literally been life-changing—I honestly don’t know what I wore before I owned them. They’re a high waisted fit with an ankle crop and now the most comfortable and versatile item of clothing I own.”
“I discovered these jeans five or six years ago in a quest for the perfect high-waisted black skinny. As soon as I put them on I knew they were better than any jeans I’d ever owned. Even now, half a decade later, the denim still has magic slimming properties—I don’t call them my ‘Spanx jeans’ for nothing. I don’t see them as a ‘style’, more as a basic I can wear over and over with an endless array of tees, shirts and jackets. Cost per wear, they work out as a negative. I think that means I’ve made money on them. Right?”
“When I walked into Cos, I didn't think I'd walk out with my dream jeans. But I did! I have recently been on a little weight loss journey so I didn't want to spend too much while between sizes, and these were only $99. They are the perfect classic blue, stretch and high waisted. I find them to be super flattering with a knit tucked in and a belt, with both heels and slides.”
“I wonder if I’ll ever stop talking about my Bassike Lo-Slung jeans. I first bought them in black about six years ago, and I’ve lived in them ever since... and the three different shades of blue I’ve since added to my collection. I dress them up with heels and a blazer for work, or laze around on weekends with a hoodie and Adidas Stan Smiths.”
“I bought my first pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans when I was at university and really should have been spending my student loan on better things… But the expert cut and body contouring fit of every pair has kept me loyal. In fact, I was told by an ex-boyfriend that he felt compelled to ask me out because of how good I looked in this pair last summer! Talk about a magic fit.”
“ASOS jeans in general change my life (with every purchase) because of the price tag. Plus, they fit me like a glove so I now have a proper addiction. These are basically Rachel Comey but a fraction of the price, at only $70… it doesn’t get any better than that!”