I know we’re all fans of #sweaterweather but how about #denimweather? I am a jeans girl through and through and while I definitely own my fair share of good jeans, I certainly play favorites, too. Here’s a look at all my favorite jeans and how I wear them.
My Favorite and Most-Worn Jeans
AGolde Nico High Rise Slim Fit Jeans
Firstly, the AGolde Nico High Rise Slim Fit Jeans. These may be the most flattering pair of jeans I own. They slim everything out and I love how they look good with so many types of shoes.
I sized down to a 27 which makes them snug but I think helps with how they wear, too. Thanks to the rigid denim and button fly closure (hidden), they really tuck everything in and they don’t ever stretch out which makes them a great jean to travel with. Also wore them in Instagrams here, here & here. Original Post.
I now own this pair in several other styles/washes.
This is the distressed AGolde Nico version (size 27) here:
Check out my whole Agolde Denim Guide, too.
And I also recently got the Agolde Nico jeans in the Stretch version in the Ovation wash as seen styled below. Size 27.
Agolde Toni Jeans
The Agolde Toni Jeans are wear-them-every-week jeans for me. The perfect slim fit, the perfect ankle crop, the perfect style for sneakers/flats/heels/you name it – these jeans are truly perfection. I wear them in a size 27. I so hope they bring this style back! Original Post.
I bought the Agolde Toni in this darker wash with distressed hem as well. Size 27. Original Post.
Levi’s Wedgie Straight Jeans
These Levi’s Wedgie Straight Jeans jeans are just so comfy and I absolutely love how they look with heels. I get questions on these every time I wear them on Instagram and truth be told I tried A LOT of pairs of Levi’s before I found these and fell in love. I wear them in a size 28 and they’re a little baggie like the mom-jean style should be. For just $98 you can’t beat the price and wear on these jeans. Original Post.
The Levi’s Straight Wedgies
The Levi’s Straight Wedgies with no-distressing are a perfectly chic jean. Bought these immediately after I wore the other pair so much. Original Post.
Seen also here with an ankle boot:
Black Levi’s Straight Wedgie Jeans
I also own the Black Levi’s straight jeans. Wearing size 28. Original Post.
Agolde Riley Jeans
My favorite straight leg, cropped jeans are the Agolde Riley Jeans. These are a pretty rigid denim in certain washes/fabrics (like the ones above) but I love how flattering they are and that they hit me right above the ankle. I wear them in a size 28. Original Post.
Given their popularity, the brand has released them in a variety of washes, lengths, rises and fabrics. That being said, I recommend buying more than one pair to try and see which suits you best!
I also bought them in a dark wash for Fall and Winter wear. This wash has a bit more give than my others. I believe the brand has started listening whether that particular denim has stretch or not.
Levi’s 501 Crop
Iconic jeans for good reason! At 5’5″ I love the Levi’s 501 crop because of where they fall above my ankle. These are kind of like the original straight leg jean. They have the signature button fly, a high rise and are fitted through the hip and thigh. They are a super flattering jean on I think!
They come in loads of washes and colors. I wear my usual size 28.
Gap 90s Jeans
My most comfortable pair of jeans these wider leg, slouchy Gap 90s jeans are casual perfection. I wear them in a size 28.
Agolde Sophie Crop
For black skinny jeans, I love my Agolde Sophie Crop which I hope the brand starts making again. This pair is similar.
I’m wearing size 28. The perfect amount of stretch and super chic on. Original Post.
Agolde Merrel Jean
This is one of my longest jeans and also one of a few pairs I wear that isn’t high rise. The Agolde Merrel jean features a classic mid-rise waist with a slim, straight leg silhouette and an ankle grazing inseam. I like them with flats or sneakers as a result of the length. They’re crafted from low stretch denim with the aim of giving you the perfect balance of comfort and vintage denim. I wear them in a size 28. [Original Post]
Agolde High Rise Stovepipe Jeans
The Agolde High Rise Stovepipe Jeans are one of my most 90s jeans. This classic high rise straight jean features a slim leg designed to elongate your frame. They run quite long (I am 5’5″ for reference) and have slim, straight leg. I have the Helm wash in size 28.
Everlane Cheeky Straight Jean
The Cheeky Straight Jean by Everlane is right up my alley. Mom jeans but make them chic. This pair is so good with slingbacks and heels in particular. Wearing Ankle length. Above I am wearing the Sky Blue color but I also own them in a classic Indigo Blue wash. I’m a size 28. Original Post.
The Cheeky jean comes in a variety of other styles such as Curvy, 90s and Original.
I really like that the brand has introduced your ability to choose your inseam length for a more tailored look.
Also check out my full Everlane Denim Guide.
Madewell High Rise Slim Jeans
The Madewell High Rise Straight Leg are so flattering. Love how they slim everything out and pair perfectly well with booties. Original Post.
I bought this pair in 2020 and have never seen them back sadly. They are my most asked about jean! I had bought mine at Net a Porter when they used to carry Madewell back in the day.
Madewell 10inch High Rise Jeans
These are a great comfy, stretchy jean. I most often wear them tucked into over the knee boots. If we’re being honest, they’re a jean I reach for if I’ve gained a few pounds or if I’m feeling bloated. They have a good amount of give!
Darker wash available here. I also have the pair in black.
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I should caveat that I do believe in investing in “designer denim” so to speak. I wear my jeans a lot and I believe in having pairs that make you feel GD awesome when you put them on. The above are the brands that do that for me. I’ve tried tons of brands and styles and have figured out the brands that I like on me and the styles that are go-to and those that let me embrace certain denim trends. I recognize that $200 for jeans is a lot but think it allows you to think critically about what styles you’ll get the most wear out of.
If you can’t wear jeans to work you may want to try trendier styles for nights out or weekend adventures. If you work in a casual environment, it may make sense to invest in a pair that’s able to go from desk to drinks with the right styling. Try lots of pairs and take photos in the mirror and see what you think! That’s generally how I figure out what pairs I love best. Levi’s make my favorite affordable denim followed by Madewell.
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Paige is one of my favorite brands too, though I’ve recently had good luck at J.Crew when their jeans are in sale. Especially the high waisted ones. I love those Rag and Bones ones for my next pair of investment jeans.
Have a wonderful Monday! xAllie
Ooo I love hearing this about j.crew as I just ordered a pair from them last week – I’ll report back 😉 Thanks for weighing in, Allie!
Wow, you’re making me want to buy every single one of these! Also random – but do you have a favorite nail salon in Brooklyn? I know you love Hortus Nailworks on the Lower East Side, but I need a gel manicure to last me through the weekend and trying to find a place closer to home.
Ha! Glad to be convincing 🙂 For BK nails I rarely get them done here but have gotten a gel manicure at Henry Street Nails (I think that’s the name!) and it was pretty good!
Love, love, love this post! I too am a huge denim fan and am currently working on updating my collection! I’ll have to pick up a few of these pairs.
Woohoo! So glad you loved it, Rachel! Let me know if you pick up any of these jeans – would love to hear your thoughts!
Love this post! DO you think mother jean run true to size? I loved the crop ones you stated above?
Thanks love your blog—
Yes! All my pairs are my normal size 28! Let me know if you end up trying out the brand!