I've found 9 great pairs of jeans for under £100

Good denim doesn't have to cost a fortune

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, good denim doesn't have to cost a fortune, and there are plenty of pairs of jeans on the high street right now to prove me right. 

I've scoured the shops, both online and in-store, and I can confirm that lots of the best jeans cost less than £100, without compromising on fit and cut. 

There are some classic styles like straight-leg and flared jeans, as well as some more trend-led printed and ripped trousers.

I've rounded up some of my favourite high street denim brands below and included lots of information on what fit is right for you.

Which jeans are right for me?

When it comes to jeans, it's all about the fit. Baggy jeans are all the rage at the moment, but if you're looking for a more subtle approach, you can't go wrong with a pair of dad jeans.

Of course, we can't forget about mom jeans. This style hit the denim scene a while ago, and it looks as if it's going nowhere. They're the perfect mix of skinny and baggy, and can easily be dressed up with heels and a blazer, or dressed down with trainers and an oversized shirt for an off-duty look.

If you are a straight-leg jean girl through and through, not to fear, we've included our favourite slim-fitting pairs too.

For autumn/winter, we're still seeing plenty of cargo-style denim, which looks great worn with a relaxed blazer and chunky boots.

No need to worry about leg lengths, as lots of high street stores have started their own petite and tall denim ranges, so there really is a style to suit everyone.

Where to shop for the best high street jeans

There are so many good quality high street jeans available. I've included our favourite brands below, from H&M, Mango, Zara and more. While we know that some of these brands might not be the most sustainable options around, here at Marie Claire UK we believe in conscious consumption and ensuring that every piece you buy becomes a closet staple that you can wear for years to come. When it comes to staples, there's nothing more timeless than a pair of jeans. Let's face it, most of us wear jeans every day, so below we have specifically selected classic styles we know you’ll keep forever.

If you're looking for the right items to pair with your brand-new jeans, don't forget to check out our roundups of the best trench coats, best designer handbags and the best sunglasses to transition your wardrobe into the new season.

The best high street jeans to buy now

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.

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