1st step: get measured. Know what your actual waist and inseam measurements are. 1a. If you want some stacking or want your jeans to fall to the ground, add a couple inches to your actual inseam when shopping. 2nd step: decide what type of jeans you like: bootcut or straight leg. 3rd step: decide what color you like: light or dark blue, or black, or grey. 4th step: decide what type of fit you want: relaxed, regular of slim fit. 4a. decide on the rise: low or regular. 5. target jeans in the appropriate categories, i.e., slim fit medium rise bootcut, in 32/34. 6. Try on jeans. 7. Look in the mirror. 8. If you like how they look and fit, and can afford them, buy them. If you don't like them, try on another pair. If you like them and can't afford them, wait for a sale or go on ebay. 9. Wear the jeans you bought.