When it comes to denim, I am definitely a creature of habit. And that means I buy almost all of my denim from AGOLDE. There are exceptions of course, I love my Everlane mom jeans, I have a few great pairs from 7 for all Mankind and Madewell, and I LOVEEEE this pair of wide leg jeans from Wandler but otherwise, it’s pretty much AGOLDE all the way. I always get asked for size details and think AGOLDE is pretty true to size. But I would say to go one size bigger than your Madewell or Everlane size. I am 5’8 and typically wear a 6 in dresses and tops, and an 8 or a 29 in denim. I’m wearing a 29 in all sizes featured here. Proportionally, I have wider hips and littler legs (relative to the rest of my body) so I prefer styles that have a touch of stretch. That way, they fit my hips and thighs but remain fitted (at least, if they are meant to be!) throughout the leg.
For shorts, I also love AGOLDE. With other brands I have found myself going up one size vs. my jeans, but with AGOLDE I am the same size across the board.
I am sharing my favorites below, but Shopbop has a big denim guide up with all the latest trends and styles of the season. I’m skipping the baggy jean trend but am excited about cropped wide leg styles, bootcut, and of course more shorts!
My Favorite Denim
These (above) are a favorite pair and I think actually look better on a “regular” person than a model. They look really loose and baggy on the model but in person, they are more of a girlfriend fit. Slightly loose, but not overtly slouchy — the model looks a little sloppy? I will say that in hindsight I do wish I sized down as they stretch out quite a bit. I wore them on my most recent flight to LA and they were really stretched out by the time I arrived.
Straight Crop JeansI love these jeans. They have a nice “girlfriend” fit and I really love the distressed details at the bottom hem.Shop
Cut-off ShortsJust the best cut-off shorts you will ever own. I have these in so many washes.Shop
Relaxed Fit Jeansbetter in personThese are much better in person (see photo below!) They aren’t quite so slouchy but are nice and comfortable.Shop
White JeansMy favorite white jeans. The fit is perfect, the fabric is nice and thick (holds you in, never see-through), they’re perfect!Shop
Blue JeansMost wornThese are probably my most worn jeans. They’re very comfortable, they’re really cute, the wash is nice and classic.Shop
Wide Leg JeansMy fun jeans! I like that these are a true crop, they are exactly what I was looking for.Shop
Loose Shortsbest!Another pair of my fav denim shorts. Just the best!Shop
White ShortsMy favorite denim shorts in white. I love styling these with a breezy summer sweater.Shop
Clean Edge ShortsI love that our fav shorts now come in a non-cutoff version! These are fun.Shop
My absolute favorite white denim. These hold you in, the fabric is nice and thick, and the cut is just right. A slight flare that hits right at the ankle. I love them. I may buy a second pair just so that they’re never in the wash.
These are probably my most worn jeans. There is *just* enough stretch. My weight can fluctuate, so if I am up a couple pounds, they still fit thanks to stretch. If I am having a thinner day, they also still fit. They are magical jeans, make your butt look great, hit at just the right spot of the ankle, they’re perfect.
I love this pair. Similar to the Kye, it looks better in real life vs. the model. I *think* Liz Adams featured this pair of jeans and it inspired me to try them as they looked so cute on her but a little dumpy on the model. They are really comfortable, a nice light (but not too light) wash, and very cute on. Again, just the perfect amount of stretch.
These are my favorite shorts. I have them in so many styles and they are just the best. They fit so well through the butt and hips, they are long enough but not too long, just the greatest. I cannot recommend them enough; I’ll probably buy this style until they discontinue it someday and then I will cry!