Under $100/ Designer/ Product Reviews/ Fashion / 20 Apr, 2023
In My Closet: The Best Jeans Reviewed
Jeans are a wardrobe staple that everyone should have in their closet. They’re versatile, comfortable, and always in style. From skinny to wide-leg styles, there’s a perfect pair for every occasion. As a denim enthusiast, I have quite a collection of jeans in my closet. I wear them year-round, but they’re especially important in the spring and summer when my style tends to lean more casual and comfortable. Whether I’m running errands or going out with friends, I always feel put together in a great pair of jeans. In this post, I want to share my top picks for the best jeans in my wardrobe for 2023. These are the styles that I reach for time and time again, and I know you’ll love them too.
Express Ruched Off-The-Shoulder Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Agolde Riley Cropped Jeans (wearing a 24, also here) | Gianvito Rossi Bree Pumps (similar here) | Bottega Veneta Chain Cassette Bag
Riley Cropped Jeansshop now
The Agolde Riley Cropped Jeans have quickly become one of my favorite pairs of denim in my wardrobe. The high-rise fit is incredibly flattering, hugging your curves in all the right places without feeling constricting or uncomfortable. The super-faded wash gives them a perfectly worn-in look, making them feel like an old favorite from the first wear. I also love how the shredded hem adds just the right amount of edge to the otherwise classic style. Despite the subtle distressing, the quality of the denim is exceptional and doesn’t fray or rip with continued wear. Overall, this one is a must-have for any denim lover looking for a flattering, comfortable, and stylish addition to their collection. The best part is that they’re currently on sale!
Balmain White Blazer (better for budget here) | Agolde 90’s Jeans (wearing a 22) | Express White Bodysuit | Bottega Veneta Chain Cassette Bag | Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps (better for budget here) | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses
90's Baggy Jeansshop now
If you’re looking for a comfortable and stylish pair of baggy jeans, the Agolde ’90s Fit Loose Fit Jeans might just be your perfect match. The denim fabric feels high-quality and durable, while the loose and relaxed fit gives you plenty of room to move. The distressed detailing adds a vintage edge to the jeans, making them perfect for any casual outfit. It’s worth noting that the jeans tend to run a little large, so you may want to size down for a more polished look.
Balmain Blazer (exact style sold out, similar here and here) | Balmain Cropped Logo Tee (wearing an XS) | Agolde Parker Shorts (wearing a 23) | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses | Bottega Veneta Jodie Mini Bag
Parker Shortsshop now
The Agolde Parkers are a must-have for any vintage denim lover. The faded wash and immaculate distressing give them an authentic, lived-in look that is hard to find in other denim brands. These cutoff shorts also happen to look great with everything from graphic tees to flowy floral blouses. The high-rise fit is comfortable and the length is just right (even if you’re petite). I love how these jean shorts give off a carefree vibe that is perfect for summer. They are definitely a staple piece that you will reach for time and time again.
Reiss Blazer (better for budget here) | Bardot Cropped Lace Top (wearing an XS) | Agolde Mid-Rise 90’s Denim (wearing a 23) | Chloe Woody Tote (large size) | Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps (similar here, better for budget here)
Mid-Rise Jeansshop now
These mid-rise, straight leg jeans are a brilliant way to lean into the low and mid-rise denim trend. The subtle distressing lends a worn-in vibe that adds to their vintage charm. I also love how versatile they are – they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. They look great with both basic tees and a feminine lace tops. The straight leg silhouette is flattering on all body types, and the mid-rise cut provides just the right amount of coverage.
525 Cardigan Set (exact style sold out, similar here and here) | Agolde Straight Leg Jeans (wearing a 23) | Gianvito Rossi Bree Pumps (similar here) | Bottega Veneta Jodie Mini Bag | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses (better for budget here)
Straight Leg Jeansshop now
These have quickly become my new favorite pair of non-ripped jeans. With a clean cut and faded wash, they are fitting for both casual and workwear looks. The straight leg is not too slouchy and creates a sophisticated look. I particularly love the fit – and the absence of any rips or distressing makes them a great option for dressier events. I recommend sizing down as they do stretch out. If you’re looking for a classic and comfortable pair of jeans that can be worn for any anywhere, you won’t be disappointed here.
Abercrombie Tweed Jacket (wearing an XS) | Abercrombie Square Neck Sweater Tee (wearing an XS) | Abercrombie Straight Leg Jeans (wearing a 24S) | Alexandre Birman Tie Ankle Heels | Fendi Sunshine Tote
Straight Leg Jeansshop now
If you’re in need of a great pair of straight leg jeans but don’t want to splurge on designer denim, these Abercrombie’s jeans are one of my favorites. Not only are they on sale, but they’re also made with high-quality materials that feel great on the skin. The straight leg cut and light wash will go with anything in your wardrobe. The rise is not too high or too low and the clean cut look makes them a great alternative to the Agolde jeans above. If you’re more petite, I recommend going with the “short” length for a tailored finish.
Abercrombie Beige Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Abercrombie Distressed Jeans (wearing a 24) | Saint Laurent Reversible Shoulder Bag | Ankle Strap Heels (similar)
Distressed 90's Jeansshop now
Abercrombie is easily my favorite affordable denim brand. They’re constantly coming out with options that rival designer options. I highly recommend this pair if you’re looking for a pair of 90’s inspired jeans for the best value. They feature a relaxed fit, heavy distressing, and a full length inseam for a modern twist on a nostalgic staple. You’ll love them if you’re fond of of the 90’s grunge aesthetic.
Abercrombie White Button-Down Shirt (wearing an XS) | Abercrombie Crisscross Waist Jeans (wearing a 24) | Bottega Veneta The Pouch Bag | Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps (better for budget here)
Crisscross Waist Jeansshop now
The criss-cross waistline has been a trendy detail lately, and Abercrombie has a great option that won’t break the bank here. While AGOLDE also offers a criss-cross waist style, the Abercrombie version is an affordable alternative for those looking to save some money while still feeling relevant. It adds a unique touch to an otherwise basic pair of jeans and wears like a trouser with the relaxed fit.