Happy Monday Everyone! Who else is dying to see the finale of the Bachelor?! I’m honestly over Colton and his indecisiveness…BUT I want to see what happens at the end haha! Today is the first part in a series of “denim” topic posts I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks. After an overwhelming amount of you voted on Stories for me to share my knowledge of denim, I had to give you more than one post!
Working as a stylist at Evereve, I’ve learned so much about denim brands, which ones work for different body types, and why premium denim is worth the splurge. I’m starting with this topic first so I can teach you what “premium” means and why it’s worth spending the extra money on a premium pair of jeans. Let’s dive in!
If you asked me a year ago, I would’ve said that spending over $100 on jeans is CRAZY. I’m classifying “premium denim” as jeans starting at $100 or more. Places like Abercrombie, Free People and American Eagle have amazing denim options under that price point which is why they aren’t considered “premium”. I own several pairs from all of these places and love them, but after purchasing my first pair of premium denim a few months ago, my perspective totally changed!
I’m wearing AGOLDE jeans in this post (which are a premium denim brand) and at retail they cost $158. (I know some of you just gasped…but don’t freak out.) Normally I share very affordable things on my blog but these jeans are worth every single penny. I purchased them with an employee discount BUT I would still pay full price for them. Here are all the reasons why premium costs more, lasts longer and is a better investment in the long run!
Premium denim brands like AG and PAIGE hire people to distress and finish their jeans by hand. When you’re shopping for denim in stores like Target, those jeans are created solely by machine, where the hand-crafted process can only be found in premium denim. This is a big reason why the cost is so much higher for premium jeans!
Smaller Lots, Fewer Defects
Have you ever bought two jeans from the same retailer but the fit was completely different? This is because most jeans are cut and sewn in large lots making it more likely for size variances to occur. Premium denim is created in smaller lots, which means you will get more consistency in sizing and less sewing defects.
One of the most common complaints when it comes to finding jeans is the “bagging out” effect. Jeans made from cheaper materials have a tendency to stretch after you wear them for a day or two. Then you have to wash them so the fabric goes back to the way it was when you first put them on. When you buy premium jeans, that issue disappears! You will never get “bagging out” because the fabric stays stretchy and soft without fully letting out. With higher quality fabric your jeans will fit the same way for weeks before you have to wash them again. The fabric alone is the #1 reason why I love my AGOLDE jeans! They feel and look amazing no matter how many times I wear them.
“You get what you pay for”. This statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to denim! Buying premium is a long-term investment because you will wear the same pair of jeans for years to come. The quality is so much better, just think of the time and money you’ll save if you have one amazing pair of jeans versus buying multiple pairs over a few years time. There’s nothing better than wearing a pair of jeans that make you feel beautiful and confident!
There are SO many reasons to buy premium denim! I know it may not be an option for everyone, but if you can save up for just one pair it’s worth it. Part Two of the denim guide will come out in the next couple weeks where I’ll be sharing my recommended denim brands for your body type! There will be premium AND affordable options, so stay tuned!
My bodysuit is sadly sold out, but I linked my AGOLDE jeans and a similar bodysuit above for you to shop. If you have any questions leave me a comment below, I’m happy to answer any of your denim (or non-denim) questions!
Love you all,