I think it’s safe to say that all girls are on a mission to find the perfect pair of jeans, with just enough stretch, the right shape, and the appropriate length. Those are all things I look for, at least. I tend to be a creature of habit, so when I find a good thing, I like to stock up. For about 4 years now, I’ve been stocking up on American Eagle jeans. American Eagle is my go-to store for affordable jeans that fit like a glove. I love their wide array of style options, washes, and of course the fact that they come in short and long lengths! I’m not quite short and I’m not quite average height either, but American Eagle short jeans are just the right length for me.
Slim Boot Jean in Pure Dark Indigo, American Eagle, $39.95
The first style of American Eagle jeans that I fell in love with were the Slim Boot jeans. They were the most comfortable jeans I’d ever tried on, and I’ve owned them in several washes over the past years. If you’re looking for casual, comfy jeans, then these are ideal. I am partial to the “super stretch” styles because they slip right on and don’t have a muffin-top effect. Sometimes they feel more like sweats than jeans, and cute but comfortable is always a plus! They give great shape around the bottom and thigh areas, which is awesome for girls like me who don’t have much of a booty. While these aren’t necessarily the jeans I’d choose for going out, they’re good for low-key hang-outs, lunch dates, and class.
Artist Jean in Blue Dark Rinse (Super Stretch), American Eagle, $39.95
I’ve also tried The Artist jean, which is slim-fit around the hips and thighs with a large flared opening around the lower legs. While these are extremely comfortable and cute with heels or wedges, these aren’t my favorite. Because the leg opening is so wide, The Artist jeans tend to make me look shorter. They do look terrific on tall girls, though!
Skinny Jean in Worn Dark (Super Stretch), American Eagle, $44.95
Skinny jeans are a great staple from American Eagle, as well. I’ve had a pairs in pure dark washes and worn dark washes. The pure dark skinnies go well paired with virtually any type of shoe, from boots to heels to flats. I like to pair my worn dark wash skinnies with casual boots, oxfords, Toms, or booties for more laid-back days. The only thing I don’t like about these is that I feel like I can only wear them on days when I’m feeling extra skinny. They do tend to give a bit of a muffin top and sometimes I feel like I look like I have chubby calves in them, but skinny jeans are generally tighter than other jeans, so it’s understandable.
Skinny Kick Jean in Faded Dark (Black Rock), American Eagle, $44.95
My most recent favorite jeans from American Eagle have to be the Skinny Kick jeans. They have just the right amount of skinniness, allowing for the absolute best hug around the legs, with an ever so slight ankle opening, referred to as a “kick”. I have these in the faded dark, and I absolutely love them. They are my go-to jean for hanging out or shopping. While they’re not considered “super stretch”, they have the right amount of stretch and do not feel stiff. I’ve had them for a few months now, and they still hold their shape, even after being washed. My boyfriend likes to call these my Tinkerbell jeans because they have subtle sequin detailing on the back pockets that give an ever-so-slight sparkle without being too loud or gaudy. I like to wear these with any shoe except long boots.
I truly believe that American Eagle jeans cater to girls of all shapes and sizes, so if you’re looking for affordable, good quality denim, then I definitely recommend American Eagle. The jeans go on sale often too, so keep your eyes peeled if you’re on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans. The makers of American Eagle jeans are certainly jean geniuses!