Jeans are such a staple in my wardrobe. They can be worn with anything, dressed up or down, but finding the perfect pair is a headache and a half and takes a lifetime (I honestly feel like I will be searching for the perfect pair of jeans until I die). I’ve spent way too much money on denim, but over the years have amassed some favourites and wanted to share my top 5 jeans with you!

My favourite tip for making jeans fit perfectly is to have them tailored – I find that jeans that fit me in the leg are a little big in the waist, so I’ll have a tailor take them in in the back. Have them take in the waistband and put two darts on either side, above the pockets so that the jeans still sit flat.

What are your favourite denim brands/styles? Please let me know below!



  1. Lacey
    08.08.2018 / 1:05 pm

    Are you wearing the A Gold E in ‘Passenger?’ I noticed you linked Brooklyn as well. I have them in ‘Brooklyn’ and am obsessed but am wanting a more medium-colored pair.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • August Diaries
      08.08.2018 / 1:49 pm

      Yes, these are the Passenger colour!

      xx Jill

  2. Caroline
    08.08.2018 / 5:39 pm

    I agree so so much! Finding the perfect jeans is like looking for the holy graal… many thanks Jill for this video. As far as I’m concerned, my favorite ones come from APC. It’s à French brand, I don’t know if it’s available in Canada. But I just love love love this brand and their jeans are awesome…
    Cheers !
    Caroline from Paris

    • August Diaries
      08.10.2018 / 11:57 am

      I love APC! But never tried their jeans – thanks for the recommendations cherie!

      xx Jill

  3. emma
    08.09.2018 / 9:46 am

    what top are you wearing? looking for a white t shirt!

  4. Kristy
    08.09.2018 / 10:04 pm

    Great video Jill! Love the 501’s as well. Also obsessed with the mom jeans from American Eagle. Extremely comfy and also very affordable. 🙂

  5. Marina
    08.12.2018 / 2:21 pm

    Have you ever tried Yoga Jeans? They’re great quality and have great stretch to them. Plus they’re Canadian made!

    – Marina

    • August Diaries
      08.14.2018 / 4:37 pm

      I haven’t! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

      xx Jill

  6. 08.16.2018 / 3:35 am

    Very nice jeans!! I love this color.. It Is really hard for me to find the color I like about jeans.

  7. 08.19.2018 / 6:39 am

    Fabulous video as always. Like you, I love the vintage inspired denim. My top denim brand is Levi’s 501, 501 skinny and the wedgie fit. Can’t get enough. Thanks for sharing your faves!

  8. Alanna
    08.20.2018 / 11:28 am

    Great post! I loved seeing all your favourites. I live in jeans! Especially in the winter months so I’m always interested in what people are wearing. My current favourite is the Levi’s 501 wedgie.

  9. Maggie
    08.29.2018 / 8:43 pm

    I’m in love with Page jeans they are ultra soft and super flattering, a bit pricey but worth it !

  10. Loren
    11.15.2018 / 12:04 pm

    hi! do you have any favorite jeans that you decide not to cut, or think that regular hem jeans are attractive? just curious I have a pair of the 501 Levi’s that I haven’t cut and considering cutting them but not sure if I’ll do it right… lol

    • August Diaries
      11.16.2018 / 10:09 am

      I like the regular jean hem! I’m just super into the frayed look right now, and I’m also short, so I usually need to get my jeans hemmed anyway. But if you like the regular hem, keep them! They’re super classic and chic!

      xx Jill

  11. Jara Sol Gudjonsdottir
    01.13.2019 / 1:37 pm

    What size do you take in Agolde 100% denim jeans? I am soo confused if I should take 24 or 25, I am in between depending on brands and if there is stretch. But I am 24 in the waist and 36 in hips. Do you think they run big or small the denim one (not stretch) ? Love all your denim!! soo nice.

    • August Diaries
      01.15.2019 / 12:55 pm

      I would go down a size as they definitely stretch out!

      xx Jill

  12. Megan Miner
    04.28.2019 / 12:03 am

    Love this post! I have the Jamie jeans, and I love them. I was wondering if you have any tips on caring for your jeans? How long do your jeans generally last?

    • August Diaries
      05.04.2019 / 12:19 pm

      Hi Megan! I don’t wash my jeans very often, which is helpful for making them last. You can put them in the freezer for a few hours if you need a little pick me up (it gets rid of bacteria/smell). Hope that’s helpful!

      xx Jill

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