Yesterday my friend @annamaegroves shared a pair of $22 jeans that immediately caught my eye. She’s the one who first sold me finally trying 100% cotton denim jeans and I just generally trust her denim selections, so I immediately “swiped up” and ordered the jeans for pickup at my local store so I could try them on myself. I’m happy to report that they live up to the hype! They have a Levi’s vibe to me, and also remind me of the Agolde 90s style jeans (here and here). are an easy and affordable way to add looser jeans into the mix.
I plan to only keep one or two pairs, though I’m not sure which ones. I sized down in every pair because that’s what fit my shape best (small waist, curvy hips/bottom), though admittedly they didn’t all fit exactly the same. If you have different proportions, you may want to stay true to size. Below I’m sharing the 3 washes I personally tried on, and also a 4th pair I ordered today in a different wash…
OPTION 1: I think these might be my favorites of the group — they’re really similar to the next pair, which is why I’m not 100% sure. I love the raw hem (but I could also do that with the other pair…decisions, decisions). These ones fit the loosest of the three I tried on and had the thinnest feeling denim.
OPTION 2: As I mentioned above, a raw hem on these could be pretty great. If I keep these I may try it! These felt like the best fit of all 3 of the jeans — came right up to my waist with a minimal gap, but didn’t feel too tight.
OPTION 3: This pair had the thickest denim and felt the tightest overall. Not so tight I’d size up another size, but definitely more fitted than the others. I’m the least confident in these as keepers, but then I imagine a raw hem and I can see these being pretty amazing. My main issue is probably that the big knee hole doesn’t actually line up with my knee.
Lastly, the other pair I ordered (and plan to pick up and try on today) is this black distressed pair — I got the same size as the other ones and hope they fit the same!
Would you try these $22 jeans? How would you style yours?