Agolde Riley Jeans Review & Styling – 1 Piece 3 Ways

Here is a rather late review of one my first ever pair of Agolde denim, the Riley in Zephyr.

I got them in-store at Aritzia, and you could conveniently buy them now at Urban Outfitters, here, Revolve, here, and the Agolde website, here. I remembered just browsing the shops in Bellevue Square and stumbled across the denim section at Aritzia. I decided to give some Agolde jeans available in-store a try. I’ve tried a few of the Agolde jeans before at a local boutique Pipe + Row in Ballard before, but none seemed to fit me properly. Aritzia is a Canadian-brand, so they are not affiliated with RewardStyle which only allows us to link US-based companies. Link to the jeans at Aritiza website, here, and fyi it is not an affiliate link.


These fit me super high-waisted, and I did size down. I’m a 25 in jeans, and these are size 24. They feel super tight, especially around the thigh area for me. One thing that I have to warn you is that most Agolde jeans (at least 5 styles that I’ve tried on before) tend to fit tightly around the thighs. FYI, I’m 5ft5 and do have slightly chunkier thighs proportion-wise.

These have the front rise of 11 1/2”, quite high compared to the normal 9” rise jeans, they are extremely uncomfortable to sit after a while. I cannot even keep track of how many times I had to unbutton these jeans after a meal. They have the high-low raw hem cut with the inseam runs slightly long on me. But other than that, they look incredibly flattering on, especially when paired with heels. I love how high-waisted they are, the wash, and the button fly.

I do think the price is quite stiff, $198, compared to other Agolde styles which run around $150 price mark. However, I do think they are worth the money. Highly recommend you giving them a try if you see them at your local boutiques or Aritzia stores. Below are my 3 ways to style these jeans by simply switching out the tops:

1. Pair the Riley with Realisation Par the Kaia top in Voodoo

This black Kai top was a pleasant surprise purchase for me. I needed to get a dress for my ‘Wedding Guest’ Youtube video, plus Realisation Par had a flash sale that weekend. I ended up adding this top along with the dress so that I didn’t have to pay for the $15 shipping.

This top has a love V-cut neckline, long puffy sleeves, and the interesting button detailings as you could see. The buttons came half-buttoned, so that was definitely an intentional detail that I appreciated. Hence, I’ve kept them that way every time I wear it! The silk fabric does not have the Realisation Par printed as their other prints do, but I guess the cut and button details make it special to me. Because of the cut and the long sleeves, this top when paired with a pair of good fitting jeans is an easy way just throw on, perfect for weekends and date nights!

The Kaia top is also available in 3 other prints, here | YSL East Side Baby Cabas bag | Old Celine sunglasses (bought on sale at a local outlet in Minneapolis, MN, called the Opitz Outlet) | All Mejuri jewelry, watch my full Mejuri collection video, here. | Jimmy Choo Rav mules

2. Pair the Riley with Reformation Clementine top

Reformation is the place to go when it comes to cute dressy tops, especially in the summer. This Clementine Top features the square neckline, smocked fitted bodice, and the amazing puffed half-length sleeves. I’ve gone for my normal dressy pairing, the same Kimmy Choo heels, and bag from the first outfit.

Reformation Clemintine top | Jimmy Choo Rav mule | YSL East Side Baby Cabas bag | Kat Von D Nah Fur Atoo red lipstick | Rosefield the Boxy watch

3. Pair the Riley with Uniqlo U men’s Linen Button-up Shirt:

This Uniqlo U men’s shirt has been the best addition to my closet this summer thus far. Luckily, there are 2 Uniqlo stores, one in Bellevue and one on the South Center Mall, and I found this particular black one at the Southcenter mall on sale for $15. I have worn it multiple different ways, and my most favorite has got to be just a simple tuck and leaving a few front buttons un-buttoned like how I have it here!

Again, I’ve switched out a few accessories and shoes, and the look instantly turns a lot more easy-going and casual.

YSL East Side Baby Cabas bag | Le Specs The Last Lolita sunglasses| Rosefield the Boxy watch | Vince slides (bought on sale years ago at DSW. I found them on Poshmark, here.)

Which outfit is your favorite out of the three? Let me know!

I will try to have the California 10-day road trip travel diary and itinerary blog post up soon for you guys, so thank you for your patience! Let me know if you have any weekend plan as well! It’s the Lavender Festival at Sequim this weekend, so I’m tempted to make the drive down there for some photos. In addition to that, Lexus has recently contacted me offering a test-drive session with Lexus, and it is also this weekend. Ah, I’m so excited!!! Anyways, I will make sure to document the experience and share it with you guys on my Instagram, so make sure you follow me there @antrieu as well! Talk soon!

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An Trieu

Currently based in Seattle, Style & Senses is my digital life and style journal of all things that inspire my senses and beyond. Hope you stay inspired, as always! - An Trieu.

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