Sweater: Jean Machine | Jeans: One Teaspoon | Shirt: H&M c/o Mapleview Mall | Heels: JCrew Necklace: Shopfor Jayu | Purse: Aldo c/o Bramalea City Centre | Sunglasses: D&G c/o Holt Renfrew Centre
Should you splurge on jeans? I splurge on many different things in my life, nevertheless no matter how frivolous I am, jeans are just not something I believe you should pay more than $50 on. That's just me. Many sites say splurge on jeans, and sure if you wear jeans a lot it is worth the splurge, but where do you draw the line? Experts say for a good pair of jeans you should pay between $150-$350.
I bought this little ripped boyfriend jeans pair. They are ripped to perfection, colour is nicely faded, the zipper at the front is a bit too high, but that's ok. Now, were they worth paying $130 pre tax for? I don't know you guys. I like them but I don't love them. I am thinking of all the meals I could have eaten with all that money. All the urban coffee places I could have taken myself to. I am also thinking, the $12 pair I got from Forever21 which was just as nice and lasted me 2 years, but I was wearing it like there was no tomorrow. I read online that good quality jeans make you feel more confident because they fit like a glove. Well, this is all lies. I once bought a 7 for all mankind jeans, which appeared to fit like a glove the first week, and after felt like I was wearing sweatpants. Did these $200 pair jeans make me feel confident? No, they made me feel super uncomfortable as hell.
Some Options Under $50
So what's the answer? Should you splurge on jeans? Yes and no. I think if you can find a brand that works for you without spending a fortune. Now, if a $200 pair of jeans makes you feel fearless like Kate Moss everytime you walk down the street, sure price doesn't matter. But unless you are going to wear those jeans till the end of time, then don't splurge on jeans. I certainly don't think you should splurge $150 for a pair that limits you. For example, I can't wear these jeans to work, to a fancy night out, or a casual business meeting. Embarrassingly enough, when I visited my doctor last week and was wearing these jeans, he said to me "I think you need a new pair of jeans". Now was he joking? I really don't think so. He legit thinks this is an old pair of jeans. If you are going to splurge on a pair of jeans, I suggest splurging on a classy indigo denim or black jeans. Remember that all expensive jeans do go on sale eventually. I love the boyfriend jeans from J.Crew which range between $125-$250. I always wait for them to go on sale, and usually buy them for $30. Be patient if there is a denim you love.
Jeans to Splurge On:
Dark Wash Jeans
Jeans you will wear on a daily basis
Jeans that are versatile for all occasions
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How much would you pay for a pair of jeans?