Have you heard? People are buying jeans again, post-pandemic. So, yay fashion industry.
But, dear fashion consumer, if the thought of actually zipping yourself into trousers with a fly and button fastening seems way too uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Because after a year spent with your lower half in sweatpants, you might need training wheels before whizzing right back into even your most relaxed mom jeans. Thankfully, Everlane’s got you covered, with their new aptly named Easy Jean ($60).
First off, these aren’t jeans as you know them—think of them as loose denim. There’s no zipper, just a wide elastic waistband. They’re the same body as Everlane’s straight-legged fan favorite Easy Pant, here done up in three denim washes, so they appear to be actual trousers. What makes them so magical is that the medium-heavy denim is impervious to wrinkles (so one WFH person we know—no names—is still able to lie horizontal on her couch while filing stories all day). And thankfully, there are pockets, including front slash pockets that don’t bulk in the tummy. (Because we’re working our natural curves just fine without fabric accentuation, thank you.) As for maintenance? Easy Jeans wash up like a dream, just hang them when three-quarters dry to ward off wrinkling and fading.
“I held off ordering the Easy Pants for a while because I was afraid they would be comfortable but frumpy,” says one reviewer. “Not at all! The cut is slightly wider than straight and is really flattering. It makes my legs look long,” she continues, explaining that since she is five-feet tall they reach all the way to her feet, so she’s planning to wear with a height-enhancing boot. Here’s our look at the Easy Jean’s current colorways and how we’re seeing them styled for summer 2021.