If you’re in the market for new jeans this fall, consider investing in a pair you’ll actually wear next season too (and the next and the next…). Trends come and go, but classics are forever! They may not break the internet (remember those thong jeans?), but we’ve narrowed down six foolproof, can’t-go-wrong silhouettes every woman needs in her wardrobe. A solid foundation is the key to truly great style, after all. Start with a form-fitting skinny or classic stovepipe (both of which can be dressed up or down), then consider a more relaxed fit for the weekend. Regardless of your preferred style, stick with simple, vintage-inspired washes with minimal (if any!) distressing for added versatility.
Of course the hundreds of options on the market can still be daunting. We’ve gone through them all and found these perfect pairs below—even better, a handful is on sale.
The Skinny Jean
Get a leggy look in this curve-hugging classic. They’ll be a no-brainer with your new fall boots too.
The High-Rise Straight
Simple and just a little vintage inspired, these jeans can be worn with everything from a blazer and heels to a T-shirt and sneakers.
The Wide Leg
Dress them up or down depending on your mood. Pro tip: In a true black wash, these jeans feel elevated enough for the office.
The Cropped Flare
Expose a flash of ankle (and your new shoes!) with a cropped jean. An unfinished edge means you can DIY the perfect length with a pair of scissors.
The Mom Jean
Once a trend, now a classic: This throwback ’90s staple is here to stay.
These soft, loose-fitting jeans would be just as comfy as your yoga pants or leggings but look so much cooler.