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Chloe Daley, associate lifestyle editor
Test driving: Sky High Jegging in Faded Black
How I'm styling 'em today: "I'm a self-professed Francophile. I love the simplicity and effortless look of French girls, and I'm trying to embody their spirit with this look. A striped shirt with black skinny jeans? So easy, classic, and always on trend. I topped off this outfit with my trademark accessories — a head scarf and vintage baubles — to make it my own."
My everyday style: "Jane Birkin meets Tilda Swinton (I wish)."
Why I wear denim on the reg: "I write about everything from interior tricks to DIY projects to food trends. Since DIY projects can get experimental and messy at times, I need to be in jeans that I don't mind roughing up, whether I'm painting or testing out food recipes. They're part of the charm of my jeans, I think!"
My first pair: "As a teen, I had a pair of black jeans I just thought were the coolest. I thought I was so French, ha! Super low rise."
Benah for Karen Walker purse; Daley's own top, scarf, necklace, shoes, watch, and sunglasses.
My jeans rotation: "In the summer I'm a big fan of culottes, but when fall comes I always reach for jeans. Pants are my MO."
My dreamiest denim: "I have two pairs of denim that I love equally — both so magical. The first is a perfectly ripped pair of light, holey-at-the-knees boyfriends. They're beyond tattered, and I love wearing them with fancy heels. The other is a pair of basic blue skinnies that I cut the bottoms off at the ankle for a frayed look. Slipping them on is like a second skin."
The verdict: "These gray skinnies felt like butter. I'm a huge lover of high-waisted styles, and they hit at just the right spot. Moving around was no problem — I felt so comfortable."
Bobby Schuessler, senior market editor
Test driving: Skinny Jeans in Light Sponge
How I'm styling 'em today: "Even though I'm not going back to school, back to school was always my favorite time of year (from a fashion sense), so I decided to bring some of that feeling to this look with a sweater, button-down shirt, and a rad backpack. It's like the grown-up way to do back to school."
My everyday style: "Classic meets sporty."
Why I wear denim on the reg: "I scout the fashion and accessories market to bring the best of the best products to our highly curated shopping content, and although I have a million pairs of jeans in my closet, I only stick with two styles of jeans because they work best for me. I like how they fit and look with everything in my closet. I think it's important to find 'the one' — that one style that just works for you, rather than having a slew of styles just to have, that don't necessarily work best for your specific body type."
My denim uniform: "I love pairing denim with basics for a cool, casual, all-American vibe. There's nothing better than a white or black tee with a pair of jeans. I also like the idea of mixing denim for an updated take on the Canadian tuxedo — so, a denim jacket and jeans."
Frank & Oak button-up; Massimo Alba sweater; TOKYObay watch; Ben Minkoff backpack; Schuessler's own shoes and hat.
My first pair: "My first pair of jeans had to have been a pair from OshKosh B'gosh when I was three or four years old — acid-wash with elastic at the bottom and a little loose. At the time, these were very on trend (I'm sure I was the talk of the sandbox). And, what's even funnier is that this style of jean is SO in right now — so I was basically 25 years ahead of the fashion curve."
R.I.P. my _______: "Favorite pair of jeans (ever!). I was on a flight to Brazil for work this year, and I sat down in my seat and noticed my jeans had a huge hole right in the crotch. How embarrassing. I was depressed the entire plane ride. But, I turned the beat around and slipped into a just-as-cool pair when I arrived in South America. Let's just say, I survived."
The verdict: "These slightly distressed, faded skinny jeans will be my new fall go-to. I don't have anything quite like them in my closet yet, and I'm excited to try them with graphic pullovers and sweaters."
Brittnee Cann, QA manager
Test driving: Hi-Rise Jegging in Medium Worn
How I'm styling 'em today: "This tank is perfect for these jeans because the tail hem shows off the high-waisted fit in the front. I love a menswear shirt, both as a layering piece and the way it's making a comeback as a waist accessory. And, a leather jacket is like the 'jeans' of outwear in that it works with any look."
My everyday style: "Oversized modern meets nostalgic teenage punk."
Why I wear denim on the reg: "The women at R29 get Dressed with a capital D. It's an inspiring place to work, for sure, but since I spend most of the day sitting in front of a screen making sure that everything our engineering teams release is bug-free, comfort is still my first priority. Jeans have to be soft and a little stretchy in order to be comfortable."
My denim uniform: "I am a very uniform-style wearer of jeans. I wear the same high-waisted, black, cropped style time and time again. You really can't miss building a look from that as a starting point — they're an easy blank canvas, even for footwear. A slightly cropped style is great for both ankle boots and flats alike."
Ragen rings, bracelets, and earrings; Cann's own shoes, sunglasses, top, and necklaces; stylist's own leather jacket.