The last few years I’ve been very heavily on a 100% cotton kick when it comes to my jeans. I love the look of an all cotton jean and I’ve found some really great styles that I adore and reach for all of the time.
With that said, over the winter I found myself reaching for leggings more often than I normally would, and I realized that, while I love the look of 100% cotton denim, I don’t always want to wear it when I’m with my kids… i.e. sometimes stretch is necessary. 🙂
I made it my mission to find a few pairs of stretch denim that still hold their shape, come in great cuts, and are comfortable to wear all day with my kids.
So today I’m sharing my top three most comfortable pairs of jeans that tick all of those boxes – ever since I have added these styles to my rotation I have not felt a need to reach for my leggings!
*Photos by Becky Ankrum Photography*
Shirt (older J. Crew. linked similar) | Jeans | Loafers | Sweater | Tote | Earrings
First up is this pair from Paige.
They honestly are the comfiest jeans I have ever put on – they are so soft and stretchy, but don’t fall down and they hold their shape all day. I love the mid wash, and the slight distressing at the ankle for just a bit of interest. I find they run true to size, but if you are in between sizes I would go down one size.
sweater (sized up two sizes) | jeans | Mary Jane flats (another brand in the same color) | bag | sunglasses
This is my first pair of Mother Denim and I have to say they live up to the hype.
They are so incredibly comfy with just the right amount of stretch, while holding their shape. The rise is perfect, and I love the little kick flare at the bottom. These just might be the best white jeans I’ve ever found. I do think they run a bit big so I would size down in these.
Similar Shirt (Old Christy Dawn.) | Cardigan | Silk Scarf (Old Tradlands) | Flats | Earrings | Jeans (Sold out wash. Linking to similar)
And finally, the jeans I call my unicorn jeans.
These Madewell Perfect Vintage jeans have been a long standing favorite of mine for years now. I lived in this raw hem version for so long, and while I still love those, I’ve been really liking having a pair without any distressing. These jeans are just so comfortable… of the three here they’re the heaviest weight and they feel like they should be 100% cotton, but they’re so stretchy. And like the above three they never stretch out or fall down during the day. I size down as they run big – and this particular wash sold out so I linked to a similar wash.
I love denim in general, as I’m sure most of you are aware 🙂 but I have really been relying on these three pairs in particular lately. They’ve gotten me out of a rut of reaching for loungewear and have me feeling a bit more invigorated when it comes to putting together outfits.
Until next time,