How The Perfect Fit Lets You Wear Denim All Week Long

What are the first adjectives that come to mind when you think about your week? We’re guessing the word busy ranks pretty high up on that list. Your agenda is filled with events that range from meeting up to browsing around to chilling out. And you need a lineup of outfits to go along with each one. That’s why we’ve partnered with Target to bring you a week’s worth of denim looks that’ll have you covered, whether you’re crushing an internship or hanging at brunch.

And if wearing jeans every day sounds challenging, don't worry. The trick is to figure out your perfect fit and style for every adventure. Maybe your ideal denim match is a structured skinny style when you’re going to be on your feet for hours. Maybe your Friday night plans call for something a little stretchier so you can dance.

Whatever is on the calendar, this season’s denim has a little bit of everything: versatility, trendiness, and—most importantly—comfort. Once you’ve found the perfect fit (okay, fits), you’ll have these jeans on rotation every day of the week.

Sunday: Museum

Photo: Lauren Perlstein; Design: Allison Gore

Macara is wearing Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans ($29.99) from Target.

If you want a pair of jeans that'll take you through hours (and hours) of local museum exploration, this skinny style has you covered. The medium rise hits at your hips for a comfy fit. And blended cotton means the snug cut moves as much as you do—which is crucial, since that portrait hall isn’t getting any shorter. Add a striped tee, loafers you could walk a mile (or five) in, and then double up on denim with a light-wash jean jacket...it'll come in handy when chilly gallery temps call for some layering.

Monday: Class

Photo: Lauren Perlstein; Design: Allison Gore

Dolci is wearing High-Rise Jeggings ($29.99) from Target.

A day of sitting in lecture halls calls for a look that’s easy and chill (a little give in the fabric doesn't hurt when you're planted in your seat all day, either). With jeggings, a stretchy mix of spandex and cotton makes it feel like you never changed out of your PJs, while a lace-up pullover keeps the relaxed look on-trend. Throw in a velvet backpack that fits all your stuff, and you'll almost want to be in class all day...almost.

Tuesday: Internship

Photo: Lauren Perlstein; Design: Allison Gore

Danielle is wearing Curvy Skinny Jeans ($32.99) from Target.

If the thought of wearing jeans to the office makes you a little nervous, we totally get the hesitation. But choose a pair of black skinnies with floral embroidery, and you've solved the workplace denim mystery. A curvy style that fits perfectly from top to bottom is especially great whether you're desk-bound (no weird gaping as you sit) or on the go (hello, flexibility). Top yours with a blue striped blouse and simple black sandals to keep the spotlight on those cool pocket details.

Wednesday: Coffee Catch-Up

Photo: Lauren Perlstein; Design: Allison Gore

Macara is wearing High-Rise Straight Jeans ($32.99) from Target.

Playing catch-up over lattes is the time for a low-key outfit that easily transitions to whatever’s next on your schedule. Boho-inspired jeans with a classic straight fit offer a more relaxed alternative to form-fitting styles. But paired with a choker tee and platform sandals, they still strike the ideal balance between polished and fun.

Thursday: Study Date

Photo: Lauren Perlstein; Design: Allison Gore

Dolci is wearing High-Rise Jeggings ($29.99) from Target.

Getting rid of distractions is key when study hour rolls around—and that includes ditching bunchy, stiff fabrics that break your focus. Enter moto jeggings. All the style with none of the fuss, they fit high on your hip so you can focus on pulling that all-nighter, not pulling up your jeans. A simple tee, denim jacket, and silver sneaks complete the casual study look.

Friday: Concert

Photo: Lauren Perlstein; Design: Allison Gore

Danielle is wearing High-Rise Jeggings ($29.99) from Target.

If you’re going to let loose on the dance floor (or in an auditorium seat), you’ll want denim that fits like leggings and styles like skinny jeans. This pair—with soft fabric in a fresh camo print—checks both boxes. Throw on some combat boots, a T-shirt, and a little velvet backpack, and this just may be your new go-to Friday night outfit.

Saturday: Brunch

Photo: Lauren Perlstein; Design: Allison Gore

Macara is wearing High-Rise Flare Jeans ($29.99) from Target.

Brunch is more than just an opportunity to eat avo toast and brioche French toast with friends. It's also a chance to really experiment with your favorite trends. High-waist jeans with a flared hem keep the '70s vibes going strong (and comfy, thanks to a little Spandex), and an off-the-shoulder crop top makes for the perfect post-brunch pic.  

This post is sponsored by Target.

Photos: Lauren Perlstein; Hair: Marcos Diaz; Makeup: Ashleigh Ciucci; Art Direction and Styling: Jenna Wexler/Bustle; Design: Allison Gore/ Bustle.  

Editor: Elly Ayres/Bustle; Senior Editor: Lexi Novak/Bustle. Production: Nancy Valev & Lucy Haller/Bustle