If you’ve been here a long time, you know that I LOVE jeans.
I pretty much wear jeans 5-6 days a week, all year long (even when it’s 117 degrees here in the summer).
When I was pregnant with Star, I bought my first pair of designer jeans (these DL1961s)and I never looked back.
After I wasn’t pregnant anymore, I bought a pair of regular DL1961 jeans and I still wear them all the time, nearly three years later.
When I was pregnant with Tally, I purchased two pairs of AG maternity jeans even though the price tag made my eyes bulge out a little.
And then they were worth every penny because I wore them every day for six months until she was born.
Basically, I was convinced I was never going to buy a pair of non-designer jeans again.
And then I bought a second pair of American Eagle jeggings and despite the fact that I have multiple pairs of jeans that retail for nearly $200 in my closet, these American Eagle jeans are the ones I reach for the most often.
I LOVE them.
You guys, I am ALL in on the American Eagle jeggings.
And of course, this wouldn’t be Everyday Reading if I didn’t tell you all about why I love them so much.
Why I love my American Eagle Jeans
When I was flying a couple of times last week, I reached for my jeggings because they are so comfortable. Even my pajamas are only about one step more comfortable than the American Eagle jeans.
I love the massive variety of washes they have – from colored denim to high-waisted to distressed denim. Pretty much you name it, they have it.
I’ve been unsuccessfully looking for a pair of white denim for the last three years and never found a pair I really liked, but I’m ordering a pair of these Bright White jeans and I’ll keep you posted on how I like them.
Of course, the most important part of a pair of jeans for me is that I don’t have to think about them while I’m wearing them – I don’t want them to sag out or need constant adjusting or hitching up – and the American Eagle jeans do their job here perfectly.
The regular American Eagle jeans are pretty good about not losing their shape, but the jeggings are insanely good. I can wear them indefinitely assuming none of my children decide to wipe their sticky hands all over my lower half, which is a big assumption to make.
I also think they run pretty true to size – I generally wear a 24 or 0, but my first two pairs were 00, and my newest pair of high-waisted ones that are a 0 and they fit great too.
Also the pair I’m wearing in this post are a Short version, which I really like, although I’d probably like them just a HAIR longer. I’m just under 5’4″, so if you’re not as short as I am, definitely go with the regular length.
And I really love that they’re about a quarter of the price of my favorite brands like AG jeans or DL1961 and about half of what Madewell runs.
Most of American Eagle jeans cost between $50 and $60 per pair and they are often on sale for Buy One Get One 50% plus free returns, so it’s a low-risk buy (and since basically every mall in America has an American Eagle Outfitters, you can probably just go try them on in person). These jeggings I have on are currently $37 (apparently there is a big sale going on right now) and the high-waisted pair is just under $70.
I know that jeans are totally individual and what looks great on one body doesn’t look great on another body, plus brands can vary massively from style to style.
But if you’re looking for a reasonably priced pair of jeans that have the same sorts of qualities that designer denim has, American Eagle jeans are a good place to start.
And if you have other recommendations for great denim that doesn’t cost over $100 a pair, I’d love to hear!
Photos by Christie Knight Photography