Best jeans of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

One of the most popular posts from last year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale was my BEST JEANS guide, so we brought it back! Nordstrom delivered again, because there was sooooo much good denim at the Anniversary Sale this year! The three besties that joined me for the Mint Arrow Besties Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Experience tried on EVERY PAIR OF JEANS included in the Anniversary Sale to help YOU get the very best jeans of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Faux Shearling Jacket
High Waist Skinny Jeans
Leather Crossbody Bag
Vanhook Bootie

We know some of you are exclusively shopping the sale online and a lot of you only have a quick hour or so in-store, so we categorized all the jeans on a 1-5 scale so you guys could see exactly which jeans will give you the very best bang for your buck! Let's get started so you can have all your favorites ordered and ready for you to pick up (or ship to your house!) before they sell out in your size!!

5 STARS (these are the BEST of the sale):


KUT from the Kloth Donna Ankle Skinnies. These were a big win! They hit the ankle in exactly the right spot! They're insanely comfortable, have just the right amount of stretch and the dark wash is so classic! They run a little big so you may want to size down 1 size. $59.90 ($89.50 after sale)

Jamie Step Hem Skinnies. (photo above) These were Jaquie's FAVE jeans and they're so budget friendly that it's insane. These skinnies are high waisted and run small so you want to size up 1 size. They ave nice structured fit that holds everything in, but they're still stretchy enough to be comfortable. And a good step hem is perfect for showcasing an amazing pair of shoes! $49.90 ($75.00-80.00 after sale)

DL1961 Florence Instasculpt Skinnies. (photo above) Loooooove. These win 5 stars in look and feel!! They’re super comfortable and hold their shape super well for all day wear. The stretchy denim is incredibly shape flattering and holds you in in all the right places. True to size fit, lifts the butt, slims the legs. Just say yes to these jeans! $99.90 ($179 after sale)

Rag & Bone Raw Hem Ankle Skinnies. (photo above) True to size, super flattering and comfortable. These skinnies were a LOVE. $129.90 ($195 after sale) – from Jaquie who is 5'5″ (note that Auna who is petite rated these a 2 below!).

AG Legging Raw Hem Ankle Skinnies. Really, really, really comfy, stretchy AND soft! They run big so size down 1 size. We love how well they hold their shape and the raw hem is so cute! $149.90 ($225 after sale)

Rag & Bone Dre Boyfriend Jeans. (photo above) Love the fit on these. It's a slimmer version of a classic boyfriend jean so it's comfortable, but still flattering. These run pretty big so you'll want to size down 2 sizes. $149.90 ($225.00 after sale) – ALSO, Corrine's very favorite boyfriend jeans (when she's not pregnant ha). And yes this is Corrine speaking in 3rd person just to be clear 😉

PAIGE Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans. (photo above) How cute is this olive wash? Jaquie said these were TTS and insanely comfortable. Auna agreed so this is a double win! And ankle grazing length makes your legs look longer and slimmer. Yes, please! $132.90 ($199.00 after sale)

BP High Waist Cutoff Skinnies. (photo above) Perfectly priced and an amazing fit. Plenty of stretch to hug your curves and hold everything in place. Jenn said these were a super well done high-waist jean. We looooove the raw hems, almost as much as we LOVE this price!!! $42.90 ($65.00 after sale)

Rag & Bone Ankle Skinnies in Bloo Moon. (photo above) These skinnies are a closet essential. We're obsessed with this wash and they're really, really flattering. They're soft and super comfy. Run TTS. $129.90 ($195.00 after sale)

BLANKNYC Raw Hem Skinnies. The fit on these is PERFECTION! TTS and we are loving the frayed hems. $58.90 ($88.00 after sale)

FRAME Slit Hem Skinnies. (photo above) These are a cult favorite jean. Auna said they were VERY comfy! Love the super dark wash and split hems. These jeans fit true to size. $143.90 ($215.00 after sale)

KUT from the Kloth Donna High Waist Skinnies. (photo above) These were a major favorite. Super comfortable, with just the right amount of stretch for the perfect snug fit! $59.90 ($89.50 after sale)

Caslon Sierra Ankle Skinny Pants. (photo above) If you love high-waisted jeans meet your new BFF. Very comfy, everyday jean. The fit is true to size and the cut is super flattering. $51.90 ($79.00 after sale)

4 Stars:

DL 1961 Emma Ripped Skinnies. (photo above) These low-rise jeans run big so you'll want to size down 1 size. The stretch denim is super slimming and makes your bum look awesome. $99.90 ($179 after sale)

AG Ex-Boyfriend. These are a great boyfriend jean! The fit is amazing and they're super comfortable. They run big so size down 1 size. $149.90 ($225.00 after sale)

Current/Elliott Stiletto High Waist Skinnies. (photos above) Auna and Jenn both LOVED these skinnies! They are really, really soft. TTS with a good amount of stretch, resulting in an AMAZING, really flattering fit! And alllll the heart eyes for those frayed hems.  $145.90 ($218.00 after sale)

Good American Good Legs Raw Hem High Waist Skinnies. Jenn absolutely loved the stretch and the rise on these jeans. The Kardashians really know what they're doing when it comes to curve flattering denim and the wash is on point. $105.90 ($159.00 after sale)

Free People Ripped Knee Skinnies. (photo above) We'll never say no to a good ripped knee! These are super duper comfortable, but they run small so you need to size up 1 size. $51.90 ($78.00 after sale)

3 Stars:

KUT from the Kloth Catherine Ripped Boyfriend JeansThese jeans flatter curves and showcase shoes perfectly. Love the comfort of a boyfriend jean. These run TTS and the faded wash is so on trend. $59.90 ($89.50 after sale)

Good American Good Legs. (photo above) At $99.90 these are a great affordable option! TTS and the perfect amount of stretch. Super comfortable and the wash is SO good. $99.90 ($149.00 after sale)

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solutions. Super comfortable and priced just right at $51.90, but Jenn didn't love the length. The wash is fabulous and the true to size, high-waist really did hold everything in. $51.90 ($78.00 after sale)

MOTHER Insider Crops. If you're looking for a bootcut, these are your jeans. True to size and have a comfortable, worn-in fit on. $151.90 ($228.00 after sale)

2 Star:

PAIGE Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinnies. We're big fans of PAIGE denim, but the fit was just a little off in these jeans. They're comfortable, but they weren't super skinny in the ankle. $109.90 ($189.00 after sale)

PAIGE Hoxton High Waist Slim. Jenn (and Auna!) reported that these fit great everywhere, but the waist! They were gapping in the back, which obviously isn't what you want in a high waisted jean! $143.90 ($215.00 after sale)

Rag & Bone Side Stripe Skinny Jeans. Jenn really, really liked the style and high waist, but felt like they were too tight and uncomfortable. $167.90 ($250.00 after sale)

MOTHER Looker Frayed Ankle Skinnies. The pop of pink, stripe detailing is so fun for Fall, but these high-waisted skinnies run small. $158.90 ($238.00 after sale)

Rag & Bone Raw Hem Skinnies in Black. The fit on these was pretty tight and they were a little too long to be a true “ankle skinny.” $129.90 ($195.00 after sale) – from Auna who is a petite and 5'1″, note that Jaquie rated these a 5 at the beginning of this post!

1 Star:

Levi 501 Crop Skinnies. These run TTS, but they're pretty stiff. There is not much stretch to these jeans at all, but we do like the wash! $64.90 ($98.00 after sale)

Treasure & Bond Charity Skinny Jeans. True to size, but they gap in the back. Not a super flattering fit.  $52.90 ($79.00 after sale)

J.Crew Billie Demi Boot Crops. The hems on these crops are so darling. We were so bummed that the fit wasn't as cute. These jeans run TTS, but weren't super flattering. $82.90 ($125.00 after sale)

I hope this helps you guys get the best jeans of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for your body type and your personal taste! Now hurry before you size sells out!!

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margo pedersen:

which DL1961 jean is darker? On line they look too similar to tell. I’d like to order the darker on on your recommendation. Thank you


The DL1961 Florence Instasculpt is the darker wash! 🙂


This is so helpful! Can you share how tall these girls are so I can get a better idea of how the jeans would fit me?


Of course! Jaquie (long dark brown hair) is 5’5, Auna (short dark brown hair) is 5’1, and Jenn (light brown hair) is 5’8. Hope that helps! 🙂 -Kourtney


The Rag & Bone raw hem skinnies are listed both in 4 stars & 2 stars with different reviews but it’s the same link. Can you clarify the difference in jeans?


Oh I’m sorry about that, I can totally see how that would’ve been confusing! Auna who is petite rated them a 2, and we concluded after that MOST petite girls don’t love Rag & Bone. However, Jaquie who is 5’5″ LOVED these and rated them a 5, and I always feel like Rag & Bone fit amazing on me at 5’10”! Hope that helps 🙂

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