I finally bit the bullet and splurged on some jeans. And by splurged, I mean I spent more than $20 on a pair. I was tired of Forever 21 jeans, which worked for a while, but quickly stretched out and lost their shape. I enlisted one of my closest friends to help me and we headed off to the Gap. I brought a pile to the dressing room (along with the skinny cropped blank pants I had been eyeing - turned out they were long enough to be normal pants on me). In the end, I chose the Always Skinny in dark and medium wash. Investing in classic basics = always worth it.