Buying jeans used to be easy. I let my mom pick them out. Ever since I matured and aged past middle school, it’s been a part of shopping that’s befuddled me and now it’s even worse with the changing style trends. First there was boot cut (never was a fan), next low rise (you pitching or catching?), then baggy and now skinny. Oh, I almost forgot selvage denim craze, the enormous amount of brands & washes available, all of which can leave your head spinning. No one wants to end up making the same fashion faux pax as Obama, donning those terrible high-waist, acid-washed mom jeans. Yet, we don’t want to agonize over what we’re going to wear either. To simplify the process, here are 5 simple tips to help shop and care for the right pair of jeans.