(SPOT.ph) Legendary French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent once said, “I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, [and] simplicity.” And truly, an indispensable pair of denim pants is like a vessel upon which you can inject every facet of your style, personality, aesthetic, and culture. Our appreciation for them often goes unacknowledged because they are so integral to our lives (do you remember to be grateful for oxygen every day?). But since it’s a new year (heck, a whole new decade), it may be high time to restock your closet with some new denim pairs. If you’re going to stick to just one New Year’s resolution, let it be this: to toss out your slouchy old blue jeans and get ready for a long-standing love affair with these stylish pants.
Here are 10 form-flattering pairs of jeans you can shop now:
Moto Jamie Jeans (P2,995) from Topshop
Everyone needs a go-to pair of skinny jeans in their closet. The skin-tight style is a wardrobe must-have that can be dressed up or down depending on what you wear with it. This high-rise mid-toned pair from Topshop is a good option for many shapes, heights, and figures thanks to its flattering fit and timeless color.
See a list of Topshop branches.
Vintage Slim High Ankle Jeans (P1,690) from H&M
If body-hugging skinny jeans aren’t quite your thing, you can get the same form-flattering effect with a more breathable wear on a denim pair like these pants from H&M. The high-waisted slim fit hugs the hips and waist while giving your legs a little more wiggle room, resulting in a classic and elegant silhouette that would work for a variety of body types.
See a list of H&M branches.
Ripped Mom Jeans (P2,295) from Stradivarius
Obsessed with ripped jeans? Add this pair from Stradivarius to your denim collection. The light wash is easy to pair with all kinds of tops while also giving the pants an extra edgy feel—think '90s-inspired acid wash. Plus, these pants feature wide cuts and tears on the thigh and knee area as well as a ripped effect on the ankle. Pair with vintage sneakers or chunky combat boots to complete the look.
See a list of Stradivarius branches.
Flared Jeans (P1,895) from Bershka
Rock retro music festival vibes with these denim trousers from Bershka. The '70s-inspired flared silhouette gives this pair a dressier feel than your average skinny jeans, so they’re great to wear with flowy blouses and heels. You can also pair them with your fave ratty old graphic tee for that straight-out-of-Woodstock look.
See a list of Bershka branches.
Power Stretch Low Waist Jeans (P1,099) from Penshoppe
Yes, the apocalypse is upon us: low waist jeans may or may not be coming back with a vengeance. For those of you bold enough to try the look, these stretchy pants from Penshoppe would be a good option. The soft cotton material promises a comfortable wear that will bend to your body movements all day long. The wearable style can be worn with pretty much anything, love handles be damned.
Available at Penshoppe branches nationwide.
Jeans Mid Waist (P2,295) from Mango
The straight cut of these Mango jeans gives them a timeless silhouette that is both casual and comfy thanks to the breathing room it leaves your knees, thighs, and backside. Though they don’t cling to the skin, the shape is still structured enough to show off your figure. This makes them a great option for many different body types. Plus, the comfortable fit allows your legs to remain agile and relaxed throughout the day.
Available at Mango branches nationwide.
High Rise Wide Cropped Jeans (P1,490) from Uniqlo
These wide-leg jeans from Uniqlo are great for highlighting the curves of your body thanks to the cut, which widens as it approaches the ankles. Plus, they can also help balance your frame if your body shape is wider or more heavy set on the shoulder or torso area. The pair comes in four shades including white, as well as light, medium, and dark shades of denim.
See a list of Uniqlo branches.
Basic High Waist Skinny Jeans (P1,595) from Pull&Bear
What’s more flattering than black? These jeans from Pull&Bear can be worn for casual ensembles the way you would any denim pair, but they’re also a great option if you need to rock dark pants, but are too lazy to iron your slacks. Just dress it up with a button-down blouse and some heels and no one will know the difference!
See a list of Pull&Bear branches.
Mom Jeans (P1,995) from Zara
These mom jeans from Zara offer a laid-back, slouchy silhouette with just enough structure to show off your figure. The relaxed fit is great for any day you just can’t be bothered to squeeze your thighs into a body-hugging pair. The versatile silhouette can be worn with ultra-feminine pieces or given an edgy touch with graphic tees or leather jackets.
See a list of Zara branches.
High Rise True Skinny Jeans With Secret Smoothing Pockets (P3,450) from Gap
Show off your ankles (and kicks!) with these skinny jeans from Gap. Cropped jeans are an easy way to make your usual OOTD a little more put-together as the pair will look more tailored to your height. Plus, the pants come with secret smoothing pockets to prevent any awkward bulges on your hip and stomach area.
See a list of Gap branches.