I Test-Drove 2019’s Affordable Jean Trends

Is there anything more sartorially satisfying than purchasing a brand-new pair of jeans? A pair that is perfectly on trend, looks and feels absolutely fantastic in, and begs repeat wears. Luckily, there are a handful of refreshing denim styles and silhouettes that are trending for 2019 to quench my new-denim thirst. On a quest to add some cool new styles to my wardrobe this season, I test-drove some of the biggest denim trends to find the ones I loved most—based on fit, wearability, and novelty, of course. Because jeans aren’t exactly the cheapest items to buy in this day and age, I made sure every pair I picked cost $200 or less. (And because I know myself too well, one pair is never enough!)

From trending loose-fit silhouettes to jeans in this year’s must-have hues, scroll below for the biggest jean trends I tried and tested for under $200. (For reference, I am 5’7″ and usually wear a size 27.)