Until recently, I’ve found jeans to be incredibly uncomfortable, borderline excruciating. Dramatic? Maybe. But it’s my truth. I’ve routinely struggled to find the perfect fit — at 5’4″, regular lengths are usually too long, and a lot of times, trendier cuts are unflattering for my muscular thighs and calves. Skinnies? No thank you, and wide-legs, well, they usually just make me look wider. Also no thanks.
While I love the look of rigid jeans, they’re quite possibly the most chastening article of clothing I could choose to dress my lower body in (especially in the Summer), yet stretchy denim fabrics aren’t as substantial as I’d like them to be and hardly better than wearing leggings, in which case I might as well just wear leggings. So you see why I’ve viewed jeans as the enemy for the better part of my adult life.
But don’t worry. I won’t have to continue through life not knowing the life-altering effects of a truly comfortable pair of jeans — I’ve found them. Where, you wonder? In the POPSUGAR collection at Kohl’s, which means they’re super affordable. Like, $25 affordable. Cha-ching!
What are they like? Let me tell you. They’re a high-rise, cropped, kick-flare silhouette (which means they bell out ever so slightly above the ankle without feeling too groovy, baby). Since I’m on the shorter side, there’s a little less ankle action than intended, but I’m A-OK with it.
As for the fabric, it’s stretchy without feeling legging-y, which means I can sit down, jump up, do a squat, twirl around, and sit back down again (you know, the essential daily movements) without feeling unsupported or constricted.
The best part about these jeans — aside from the $25 price tag and ubercomfortable fit — is that they come in four different washes, from the perfect medium blue to a creamy shade of white and even a playful pale pink. In other words, there’s a pair for everyone, whether you are all about denim-on-denim outfits, want to experiment with the colored denim, or can’t get enough cute tops to pair with jeans.
Ahead, shop my new favorite jean from the POPSUGAR collection at Kohl’s, and tell all your friends — everyone deserves to feel this good in denim.