Styling Agave Skinny Jeans

I’ve been asked a few times if mint colored jeans are looking dated. I don’t think they’re necessarily out of style because pretty much any pastel-colored pant goes right now, but I retired mine last year because I was getting tired of them. (I wore them for 4 years — see different ways I’ve styled them HERE.)

Then last week I saw this agave color in the same pair of pants I have in the primrose pink, and I snatched them right up.

Pastel Spring Outfit | 7 for All Mankind The Ankle Skinny Jeans in Agave | White House Black Market Ruffle Sleeve Sweater | Stuart Weitzman Elixir Espadrille Wedge Sandals | Alison + Aubrey | Jo-Lynne Shane | Fashion for Women Over 40

I still think you’re fine to wear mint colored jeans if you have them, but this agave color is a nice modern take on the mint green trend that was so hot a few years ago. They have a nice lived-in look, and the color is more of a dusty sage that is really pretty with light neutrals.

I was able to get them for 25% off on the Saks Friends & Family Sale, but that promotion has ended and I don’t see them on sale anywhere else at the moment, but I’ll keep an eye on them and let you know when I do.

Also, if you liked them, the primrose pair is currently on sale at Shopbop and also at Bloomingdale’s.

These jeans are a really stretchy twill, and they don’t bag out, so I would recommend sizing up if in between. I went with the smaller of my two sizes because 7 For All Mankind jeans often stretch out, but I wish I had gone a size up. I’d recommend that if you’re ordering.

I paired them with this ivory ruffle sleeve sweater from White House Black Market. I picked it up when they were running a 25% off sale a few weeks back.

Pastel Spring Outfit | 7 for All Mankind The Ankle Skinny Jeans in Agave | White House Black Market Ruffle Sleeve Sweater | Alison + Aubrey | Jo-Lynne Shane | Fashion for Women Over 40

In addition to the ruffle sleeve detail, I think the pin-tucked texture throughout is so pretty, and the boatneck is flattering on almost anyone. Again, as with the jeans, this top is a little snug. I went with a small, and I probably could have gone with a medium to be a little more comfortable, but this one works okay.

It’s a really versatile top. I’ve also worn it with black jeans and black espadrilles, and you could easily pair it with dress pants and ankle boots or pumps for work wear.

If you look back through my mint jeans outfits, you’ll see a trend. I always pair them with white or ivory. It certainly works, but I’d like to venture out of my comfort zone a little bit and try them with some different colors. I think this agave color would be nice with black or a black and white print, but there are probably some other more creative color combinations I could try. Tell me what you’d wear them with!

For shoes, I went with my old friends, these Stuart Weitzman wedge sandals.

Stuart Weitzman Elixir Espadrille Sandals

These shoes are a few years old, and they were a huge splurge when I bought them, but I’ve worn them a ton. I love everything about them, and I’m so glad espadrille wedges are still trending.

They’re not available anymore, but I found a few sizes on a site called Yoox, and this year they have this pair that is similar and there is also this pair. I know they’re spendy, but really, any espadrille wedge in a neutral color would be pretty with this. These are really comfortable for under $100.

I just added my go-to taupe shoulder bag and a few pieces of statement jewelry to complete the look.

Pastel Spring Outfit | 7 for All Mankind The Ankle Skinny Jeans in Agave | White House Black Market Ruffle Sleeve Sweater | Stuart Weitzman Elixir Espadrille Wedge Sandals | Alison + Aubrey | Jo-Lynne Shane | Fashion for Women Over 40

These earrings and necklace are by Alison + Aubrey, a new collaboration between my friend Alison Lumbatis of Get Your Pretty On and her daughter Aubrey. Alison gifted them to me to try out, and I absolutely love them.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Alison + Aubrey Vivie Fringe Fan Tassel Earrings and Alexis Layered Oval Tassel Necklace

The Vivie Fringe Tassel Earrings are delicate, but they definitely make a statement. I love the combination of the blush fringe with the agave pants. The Alexis Oval Layered Tassel Necklace is a great stand alone piece, but it also compliments the tassel earrings. Both are incredibly lightweight and so pretty in person.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Alison + Aubrey Vivie Fringe Fan Tassel Earrings

sweater // agave 7FAM skinnies // similar SW shoes here and here; similar for less here // Alison + Aubrey fringe earrings & tassel necklace // assorted Alex & Ani bangles // RM Love crossbody

photo credit: Alison Cornell

 

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