The Right Denim For You

Jeans are probably one of the hardest things to shop for. There are so many different cuts, styles, and washes. And then of course there’s the whole issue of fit.

I’m a firm believer that if you find a pair of jeans that works well for you, buy multiples. Madewell jeans are what have worked for me the past few years. I’ve loved every pair of jeans I have ever bought from there, and importantly, they make me feel great. You should always feel good in your jeans.


Once you find a denim company that you love, it’s important to find the style or styles that suit you. Skinny jeans work best for my body type. You won’t ever see me wearing bootcut jeans. They just don’t work for me.


As far as washes go, I recommend that you always have a darker wash in your closet. They can be dressed up or down. It’s harder to dress up lighter washes, but they are great for a casual look.

Jeans with a print can add some fun to your denim collection. This floral pair goes well with a chambray shirt for a simple but put together look.


Madewell may or may not be the denim company for you, but if you’re struggling for a good, quality pair of jeans, consider trying them. Even though quality jeans can get pricey, the good news is that jeans can last for years. My advice, look for deals, but be willing to spend a little more than you would for other pieces in your wardrobe.

Got any questions about denim? Let me know! And check out some of my favorite denim picks below:
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  • Sienna
    September 23, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    love madewell denim, it's so afforadable and great quality

    • Ellen Borza
      September 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      I agree, Sienna! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Nicole Coppins
    September 23, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Great post!! I have always been a little intimidated by printed denim, but yours is SO cute and I will be keeping my eye out for a good pair! I would love to see a post about different ways to wear printed denim! XO, Nicole @ empirestyles.com

    • Ellen Borza
      September 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks, Nicole! I will definitely try to get a post or two up with printed denim!

  • Laura Bain
    September 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Love this post gal! I've been wanting to try Madewell jeans and this has just confirmed that I absolutely need too

    xo Laura Bain
    http://louellareese.blogspot.com/

    • Ellen Borza
      September 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Thanks, Laura! Let me know how they are!

  • Sabrina
    September 24, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Dark washes are definitely my go-to. Great for any season or year!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

    • Ellen Borza
      September 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Totally agree, Sabrina! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Jodi H
    September 24, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Love the floral Madewell pants

    http://www.highheelsandtutus.com

    • Ellen Borza
      September 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Jodi!

  • Jen Dang
    September 25, 2014 at 4:07 am

    I'm in search for a new pair of denim this season and will definitely check out Madewell!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

    • Ellen Borza
      September 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Hope you have some luck, Jen! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Michelle Orsi
    September 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    LOVE the floral pattern on those jeans!

    • Ellen Borza
      September 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks, Michelle!