Jeans are a necessity in my wardrobe; I wear them with everything from t-shirts to blouses, boots to sneakers. They’re one of those pieces that work for any and every occasion. Growing up, I was not allowed to be in sweatpants if I left the house, so jeans were my staple for basically any occasion. Which means, I am constantly on the hunt for a pair that’s both cute and comfortable. Now, there are many of us who have abandoned denim in favor of leggings and joggers, but I’m here to tell you that I refuse to give up on my denim. In fact, I’m wearing jeans as I write this. The trick, I’ve found, is to edit, and embrace the most comfortable denim, because it does exist.
I’ve found a few favorites, but I’m always looking to expand my collection, so I called on those whose expertise I trust the most: my fellow editors. They picked these 21 pairs, and something tells me I have to go shopping soon. From classic skinny jeans to on-trend wide-leg pants, these are our editors’ favorite comfortable jeans. Here’s to our jeans, may they always have a home in our wardrobe.