Given the up-and-down weather lately, high-waisted jeans are your safest bet as you start building your fall 2020 wardrobe. They pair excellently with both jackets and crop tops, and we’ve found great deals to kick-start your jeans shopping spree!
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With #Spooktember trending, it seems like fall has arrived extra early this year (that’s not a surprise, considering it’s 2020). This means it’s time to bust out the holiday-themed cookies and the pants suitable to wear while eating such treats: high-waisted jeans. Despite its cozy name, the tummy-hiding denim is a staple for any chic wardrobe, which Kendall Jenner proved in the photo below.
For a private party at West Hollywood’s 40 Love sports bar where Kendall watched the Phoenix Suns — the NBA team of Kendall’s rumored beau, Devin Booker — the model rocked a pair of Yeezy Season 5 jeans. She paired the slouchy pants with Meshki’s “Yvonne” spaghetti strap crop top and Nike’s Dunk Low Retro “Syracuse” sneakers to root for her favorite shooting guard on July 31!
Camila Mendes was another celebrity spotted out and about in Los Angeles wearing a similar high rise jeans style. The Riverdale star rocked a pair of Levi’s black high-waisted, straight cut jeans to pick up party supplies with her boyfriend, Grayson Vaughan, and it was the perfect pants for an errand run. Despite the comfier fit, the jeans’ frayed edges still added edge to Camila’s all-black ensemble.
HollywoodLife has pulled together a shopping guide for jeans that mimics both Camila and Kendall’s style! However, we’ve diversified the list with skinnier-cut pants and different colors as well. Have fun shopping for your fall 2020 pants!
1. Topshop Blue Overdyed 90s Straight Jeans
For jeans that channel the same tomboy vibes as Kendall’s Yeezy denim, we found this ’90s-inspired pair from Urban Outfitters! The rise sits right below the belly button, just like how Kendall tends to wear her high-waisted pants. These baggy jeans are made from cotton, and also feature a similar blue wash that Kendall wore for her Phoenix Suns viewing party. $69, urbanoutfitters.com
2. Missguided Riot High Waisted Recycled Denim Mom Jean
Here’s another affordable alternative to both Camila’s and Kendall’s jeans! These pants have an extra light blue wash and taper right at the heel, allowing you to have fun with your footwear. Best of all, these mom jeans are made of recycled cotton. Nothing is hotter than saving the Earth! $40, asos.com
3. American Apparel Women’s High-Waist Jean
Want your jeans to have as high a rise as possible? American Apparel excels in that department. The brand’s high-waist jean, made of 100 percent of cotton, achieves that true “mom” look and boasts the perfect length — you can either cuff the ends or wear the jeans in a slouchy style, just like Kendall did. $36, amazon.com
4. Levi’s Women’s Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans
Need more breathing room in those pants, especially with this heat wave? Take a look at these pants from Levi’s! These jeans are like a stretched-out version of Kendall’s denim above, featuring the same straight cut but with wider legs that end at the ankle (instead of spilling onto your shoes, if that drives you wild). They’re also almost the exact same style as Camila’s jeans above (minus the frayed edges). You’ll also get that iconic leather tag on your backside, which just about every influencer has seemed to post at least once on their Instagram profiles. $68, amazon.com
5. Lee Women’s Classic Fit Monroe Straight-Leg Jean
You don’t exactly envision high rise jeans emphasizing an hourglass figure, given that their literal nicknames are “mom” and “dad” jeans. These pair of Lee jeans will prove you wrong! Thanks to a stretchy fabric, these pants cut a feminine figure that highlights your waist-to-hip ratio. These jeans are currently available in 11 shades (the “Heritage” color is pictured below) and are made from 98 percent cotton and two percent spandex. $24, amazon.com
6. PRETTYLITTLETHING Plus Light Wash Straight Leg Jeans
Here’s another affordable alternative to Kendall’s designer pants! PrettyLittleThing has a good reputation for affordable jeans, and this pair’s light blue wash and straight legs are also ideal for pairing with a cropped top or jacket, just like Kendall’s. These jeans are made from 95 percent cotton and five percent polyester. $31, prettylittlething.com
7. Levi’s Women’s Wedgie Skinny Jeans
Don’t underestimate the power of black high-waisted jeans! As fashion experts always say, black is the most slimming color. The skinny fit on these Levi’s pants especially adds to that slenderizing effect. To look even posher, pair these jeans with a pair of shiny black oxford shoes (like the ones pictured below — but we suggest platform oxfords to be extra trendy). These jeans — made from 93 percent cotton, five percent polyester and two percent elastane — are also a similar style to the pants Camila wore for the actress’s outing with her boyfriend. $44, amazon.com
8. Princess Polly Alabama Jean
Feel like an off-duty model in these ultra-slouchy jeans from Princess Polly! The 100 percent cotton pants split at the ankles, giving you some peek-a-boo action to show off a neon pair of heels or colorful sneakers. While these pants are high-waisted, they still ride a little lower than some of the other jeans on this list, giving you an opportunity to show off your cute tum! $62, princesspolly.com
9. Agolde Vintage High Rise Flare
When many people hear “flare,” they think of a pair of ’70s bell bottoms. But what’s really trending is a subtle flare, reminiscent of not the disco era, but the early aughts (minus the low rise, of course). These Agolde jeans, made of 100 percent organic cotton, boast just the right amount of flare and have been treated with the prettiest fade for that vintage aesthetic (vintage as in Britney Spears in her 2002 classic movie, Crossroads). $188, revolve.com
10. 7 For All Mankind High-Rise Coated Slim Kick Jeans
For something a little different, we threw in these pair of coated jeans from 7 For All Mankind. The mocha color pairs well with neutral sweaters (AKA, our fall uniform), and the unique texture will make you stand out on a street — just like stars like Kendall and Camila do! These high-rise pants, made of cotton, lyocell, rayon and elastane, also feature slim legs for an extra sleek finish. $198, saksfifthavenue.com