Today I’m sharing 7 ways to style the AGOLDE Dame jeans.
I bought these the AGOLDE Dame jeans in the “In Control” wash about a month ago. Normally, I don’t buy things on a whim, but I ordered these jeans within about 3 minutes of seeing Amber Fillerup wearing them on her Instagram stories.
I half expected to hate these. After all, ordering jeans to try on and return immediately is one of my biggest hobbies. To my shock, I ended up loving these!
This is my first pair of wide, baggy jeans, so it took me a few weeks to get the hang of styling them. Now, I think they are SO fun to style, and I wear them multiple times a week.
I had a few people reach out and ask me for tips for styling wide leg denim (one was a DM from one of my best friends along the lines of “we millennials are embarrassed and need help,” LOL. I thought I’d do a little exercise and put together a bunch of outfits in a roundup.
Even though the blog post title is specific to the AGOLDE Dame jeans, you can substitute any wide leg jean for the outfits I’m sharing.
In today’s post, I’ll share my review and thoughts on sizing, some easy outfit ideas, and a handful of dupes for these jeans (they are pricey!).
I have been so happy with these jeans. They are really, really comfortable, and I absolutely love the cuffed hem detail. I have the “In Control” wash which is a medium, sort of “lived-in” blue wash.
I should note that I have tried a bunch of pairs of AGOLDE jeans on over the years but haven’t found any that I loved enough to keep. Usually, the leg opening is not roomy enough for me, but this wide leg style leaves plenty of room!
The sizing is a little tricky, and it seems like there are two paths you can take here with the Agolde Dame jeans: loose and really baggy OR more fitted but still relatively baggy. You can see even in the model pictures on the listings that they can be worn either way.
I actually ended up trying three different sizes in these before I made a final decision. At first, I thought I wanted these to be loose through the hips and waist, but then I found myself tugging them up constantly as I walked around the house. I knew that would get really annoying for me personally especially dealing with the kids.
I ended up sticking with the smallest size that I ordered: one size down from my normal size. You can see in the photos that the waist and hips are fitted and the leg opening is really wide.
The AGOLDE Dame jeans do run long. I am 5’9” for reference, and you can see in the photos that in my flat shoes, these jeans grace the floor.
And it looks like Anthro has them in “Denim Light” which would be so fun for spring and summer!
Here are some easy outfit ideas for styling the AGOLDE Dame jeans.
Everything I’m wearing in these photos came from my closet–no shopping required. These are all pretty basic pieces that most people have at least some version of, but I, of course, shared links to everything anyway.
A fitted bodysuit can balance out the oversized fit of these jeans, so this is a great way to ease into a baggy jean. Add a belt and a pointed toe bootie to elongate the look.
Abercrombie has the best basics: you can’t go wrong with either the scoop neck or crew neck bodysuit. My belt is from Sézane, but this J. Crew style looks great too. My booties were on clearance at Nordstrom Rack, but these Marc Fisher ones look similar (a few sizes marked down here at DSW!). If you’re looking to splurge, these Vagabond booties are gorgeous: the lower heel makes them a bit more practical too.
This look couldn’t be easier. Any color of button down would work. Mine in the photo is the Sézane “Max” shirt, but I also have and wear the Gap Big Shirt in denim all the time. I left the bottom buttons undone to add some visual interest, but you could easily button it all the way OR tuck it in. I’m wearing my trusty Amazon Gucci mule dupes, but you could also do any ballet flat to achieve the same idea. I’m also wearing my Clare V Midi Sac crossbody which elevates every outfit. You can dress this up with a ton of jewelry–I love these earrings from Quince.
I have gotten an unbelievable amount of use out of my Quince sweaters this year. This grey cashmere pullover goes with everything and is so, so cozy. In this picture, I threw my sweater over the jeans–you can either front tuck this or just let it hang–and added a hat.
These jeans look SO good with sneakers of any kind. I’m wearing Converse here but Sambas would be super cute too. I’m carrying my mom bag: the Naghedi St. Barths Large Tote in “mink” (found this gorgeous blue-green color on sale here!).
A great piece of advice I learned from Allison Bornstein: if your look is boring, add a layer. In this outfit, I layered a turtleneck (similar at Madewell and Abercrombie) underneath my Quince cardigan for an ultra cozy, textured look. The Birkenstock clogs complete the “off duty librarian” vibe that I so earnestly strive for.
I added in a more summery look here to show how versatile these jeans are. Any fitted tank would look amazing with these, and, once again, Abercrombie has us covered: you can go with scoop neck, ruched, off-the-shoulder, or this awesome 3 pack.
This last look is obviously super basic, but I wanted to include it to show that you CAN style and wear these jeans–even with just a sweatshirt and sneakers! If you’re nervous about it looking shapeless, you can tuck one side of your sweatshirt into your jeans or into the bottom of your bra to create an angle at the waistline.
I, of course, love my Sloppy Joe sweatshirts. They are oversized, and the material is just perfect: cozy without making me overheat with clingy fleece. BY THE WAY: Sloppy Joes is doing a drop this Friday (1/22) with a fresh batch of their glorious collar style!
I also still wear my Sunday crew from Abercrombie at least once a week.
In this photo, I’m wearing my Air Force 1’s, but, once again, any sneaker will do!
To wrap up the post, I am sharing a few more affordable styles that are similar to the Agolde Dame jeans. If you’re new to baggy jeans, grabbing a less expensive pair can be a great way to get your feet wet without feeling like you need to invest a ton of money.
Madewell carries a super wide leg pair, and you could always just cuff these yourself.
I’m very intrigued by Anthro’s take on the wide leg jean with this pair from their Pilcro line. And these Free People jeans are probably worth a try although the words “low rise” do give me the heebie jeebies.
Consider this post your loving reminder that you can, in fact, “pull off” whatever you want! I feel like that’s such a common theme among women: thinking you can’t pull something off because of your body type, age, or simply because you’re used to only dressing a certain way. It’s my opinion that anyone can pull anything off at any given time. It’s all about your energy. Ok, rant over. Xx
It’s a pre-weekend pick me up: just a little note with links to the latest blog posts, what I’m reading lately, and products I’m obsessed with. Think of it as a friend dropping off a surprise latte in the morning--you know?