Level 99 Skinny Straight Jeans ($115)

Rating: Trust It!

Seriously, these have been the best skinny jeans I've ever owned, and believe me when I say that I've been around the block a few times.  But my appreciation of these pants from Level 99 goes beyond skin-deep.  Let me set the stage for you:

First of all, I found them for 50% off at (where else?) the freshly-stocked sale rack at my local neighborhood Anthropologie.  Upon trying them on, I was happy to realize that they run true to size (unlike most other high end denim brands) and the length of the pants made for something remotely resembling a woman of normal height (again, something not common amongst the high-end jean community).  Last, but certainly not least, of their curb appeal was the fact that they stretch so as to provide some give when bending and moving about your life and to avoid the dreaded "muffin top" look that often frequents even the most modest and fit of skinny jean wearers. 

Since that day, these Level 99 jeans have been my constant skinny jean companion and have been great troopers in the unpredictable and demanding life of Katherine Hanson.  Washing these jeans is not something to shy away from either, as I've been surprised by their ability to sustain their form, composition and color through quite a few wash cycles (just make sure to turn inside-out before washing to preserve their color's integrity!).

So ladies, check it: stop the revolving skinny jean door and pick up this pair that will last you until the next denim silhouette go-round.

... as worn by Katherine Hanson.