Best jeans under $50

Lucky Magazine

There's no easier fashion foundation than a great pair of jeans. Find some you love, and you'll wear them over and over—winter and summer, year after year, with absolutely everything. But as tried-and-true as your most perennial pair may be, there's always room in your closet for more. Colored, printed and textured denim is here to stay, and it's time to put candy-hued, bold-printed, and wax-coated styles in heavy rotation along with all your light- and dark-wash favorites. Just in time for jeans season, check out 20 pairs we love.

Cheap Monday denim pants

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The mid-rise cut means you can wear them with short or long tops.

Cheap Monday denim pants, $49,

Soft Neon Skinnies

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Neon that's not one bit in-your-face.

Soft Neon Skinnies, $25,

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ASOS Supersoft Ultra Skinny Jeans

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Not too faded to wear into fall.

ASOS Supersoft Ultra Skinny Jeans, $47,

The Reinvented Classic Pant

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A minty-fresh crop.

The Reinvented Classic Pant, $25,

High Rise Molly Skinny Jeans

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A good pair of black high-rise skinnies works with any top.

High Rise Molly Skinny Jeans, $36,

Super Sexy Flare Jeans with Stitch Detail

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We love that dramatic bell-bottom flare.

Super Sexy Flare Jeans with Stitch Detail, $33.14,

White destroyed skinny jean

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Is anything more rock-and-roll glamorous than ripped white jeans?

White destroyed skinny jean, $30,

Riley Low-Rise Flare Jean

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Dress them up with high-heeled booties.

Riley Low-Rise Flare Jean, $46.50,

ASOS Skinny Jean in Over Bleached Pink

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Acid wash works for 2012 in petal pink.

ASOS Skinny Jean in Over Bleached Pink, $40,

The Diva Skinny Jeans

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The roomier fit means these skinny jeans are Casual Friday-ready.

The Diva Skinny Jeans, $30,

Navy floral skinny jean

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Floral really pops against a dark background.

Navy floral skinny jean, $39.50,

VS Angel Bootcut Jean

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Boot-cut is back and better than ever.

VS Angel Bootcut Jean, $24.50,

Women's White Slim Leg Jeans

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The ultimate summer staple with preppy espadrilles or leather sandals.

Women's White Slim Leg Jeans, $30,

Artist Jean

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Try these laid-back flares with a slouchy shoulder bag and wooden sandals.

Artist Jean, $35,

Super Soft Black Overdye Skinny Jeans

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You'll want to wear them three times a week—and you can, because they go with EVERYTHING.

Super Soft Black Overdye Skinny Jeans, $35,

Moves Like Jagger Bright Green Leggings

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Jeggings are anything but "last-season" in bright emerald green.

Moves Like Jagger Bright Green Leggings, $29,

Skinny Jeans

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Your new Saturday night staple.

Skinny Jeans, $36,

Lemon Twill Skinny Jeans

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The perfect base for full-body colorblocking.

Lemon Twill Skinny Jeans, $20,

Striped Wide-Leg Jean

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Leave it to Ralph Lauren to make hippie-wide flares look extra-elegant.

Striped Wide-Leg Jean, $35,

505 Straight Fit Jeans

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There's a reason they stay in style decade after decade.

505 Straight Fit Jeans, $45,

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