Top 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Jeans

Who doesn't love jeans? Who doesn't have at least one pair of jeans in their wardrobe? They are one of the most versatile apparel and can be used for most occasions. However, buying a pair of good jeans is NOT easy. Everyone has a different body type and preferences which should be considered when buying jeans. The below-mentioned factors will help you buy a pair of perfect jeans for you and they'll hopefully help you with these common mistakes to avoid when buying jeans. 

Buying Ill-Fitting Jeans 

Fit is one of the most important things to consider when buying a pair of good jeans. 

Start by checking the fit on your waist. You will be able to fasten the belt around your waist on good fitting jeans without the waistline cinching. 

Check if the jeans cling snugly to your body frame. Jeans that sag below your waist should be avoided. 

The one size smaller dilemma. While jeans do stretch, it is not a good idea to buy one size smaller, especially while buying skinny jeans. You may be unable to wear them at all or may feel uncomfortable while wearing them.

Not Considering Your Body Proportions

The purpose of buying jeans is to be comfortable while wearing them. You must consider your body proportions before making the buying decision. Skinny jeans are always trending but that does not mean you should buy jeans that are too tight and uncomfortable. 

If you have a heavier build and are lucky to find the right fit (like our denim section), skinny or super skinny jeans are definitely a go. Another great option would be relaxed fit jeans, the perfect midway option between skinny and a roomier pair of jeans. Baggy jeans would only end up giving that 90's rapper kinda vibe, which is totally cool but not everyone's cup of tea.

If you are on the thinner side, skinny, slim or regular jeans would work just fine. Our advice would be to stay away from overly baggy jeans, they will overpower your frame. 

Considering your body proportions will help to buy a pair of perfect jeans with excellent fit and comfort. 

Going For Fancy Trends

Yes, fashion trends are ephemeral. They come and go but a pair of solid and minimally designed jeans will always be on trend. 

Fancy, shiny jeans might appeal to some but we find it's best to stick with the classic look of denim. Once they are out of fashion, these excessively styled jeans will end up staying in your closet for years. 

On the other hand, solid blue jeans are quintessential and timeless. It should be a staple in your wardrobe. Easy to style, easy to dress them up or down, easy to pair with shirts, t-shirts, blazers, jackets, sweaters, etc. to get different looks and styles. 

Buying Wrong Colored Jeans

Though the traditional blue jeans continue to be popular and rule the roost, jeans are available in a ton of colors. 

While buying skinny jeans, remember that light-colored jeans are best suited for casual occasions. You can team them up with casual t-shirts and collared shirts to make a perfect impression. Darker jeans are more versatile. They can be used for both day and nightwear. You can mix them with a crisp white shirt or biker jacket to complete your look. You can also sport a blazer and leather dress shoes with dark skinny jeans to get an ideal look for semi-formal events. 

Ignoring Fabric Details 

The fabric used in manufacturing jeans is extremely important! 

Jeans made with 100% cotton are better as they provide more comfort and last longer. Purists prefer to buy raw, unwashed denim. Some manufacturers use blended fabric to add more elasticity to the jeans, generally, 2% elastane or spandex. Jeans made from blended fabric tend to regain their shape even when stretched.Always check the label, it will help you to make an informed decision and buy a pair of high quality and comfortable jeans. 

Buying Jeans That Are Downright Cheap 

A pair of good jeans is like an investment. It will last for a long time and make you stand out from the crowd. However, price should not be the sole criteria. 

COMMON MISTAKE: buying cheap jeans to save money. No, you shouldn't spend hundreds upon hundreds on a single pair of jeans just for the brand name. However, buying too cheap jeans can turn out to be a bad experience too. Cheap jeans will not last long and you will have to replace them quickly. 

Wearing Wrong Shoes

Shoes play an important role in enhancing your style statement. Teaming the wrong type of shoes with your jeans can ruin your entire look. Brown-colored shoes are best for wearing with jeans for casual occasions. Brown shoes should be worn with blue jeans as they blend well. Black shoes are more formal and should only be worn with black jeans. Sneakers are perhaps the best shoes to wear with jeans. Canvas or suede sneakers, boat shoes, loafers, etc. are perfect to team with your pair of jeans. You should avoid wearing sports shoes with jeans as they do not go well. Leather dress shoes can be teamed with jeans if you want to attend formal or semi-formal events. 

Q: How jeans should fit?

A: Ideally, if your jeans fit ok without you needing a belt then that's the right size for you.

Q: Is it better to buy jeans bigger or smaller?

A: If you're going for raw denim jeans, one size smaller would make it impossible to wear them. 

Q: How to stretch jeans?

A: The following methods might work, depending how much you want to stretch them out. 

1.Spray the jeans with warm water and then manually stretch them out. Make sure you pull evenly from all sides, you don't want uneven hems. 

  1. Use heat. Grab a hair dryer or even an iron, out your jeans on and apply heat to whatever area you feel is too tight. Bend over, squat, make sure you actually move around to make sure they stretch out how you want them to. 

3.Skip the dryer next time. Sometimes it's just a case of jeans that don't do well in the dryer. Machine wash them and hang them in a place with moderate shade to air dry.

Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Jeans: Conclusion

This article will help you with the most known mistakes to avoid when buying jeans. Just follow the advice found here and you'll be on your way to finding and buying jeans that are suitable for you.

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