The Sweet & Spark team spent the week in LA on a buying trip, we enjoyed soaking up all the sunshine and drinking numerous iced chai lattes. One of our highlights included stopping by the Levi’s showroom to pick out some new styles for our fall collection including an adorable pair of leopard printed corduroys. After appointments, we spent an afternoon shopping on Melrose Place at Mansur Gavriel, Reformation Vintage and Glossier.
I have tried out all the trendy denim brands over the years (I'm looking at you True Religion for all those adolescent years spent wearing low-waisted flares), and when it comes to fit, timelessness and price point... I always come back to Levi's. My loyalty to the all-American brand began with a budding thrift store shopping habit during my late teens. One weekend I found the perfect fitting, perfectly distressed Levi's 501 cut off shorts. I was obsessed. I wore them with vintage band shirts tucked in and vintage Ferragamo Vara pumps just like Alexa Chung.
Now in my late 20s, I still find myself in a pair of Levi's jeans just about everyday, but now I usually wear them with a cashmere sweater tucked in and sneakers. I'm rounding up my 3 go-to styles of Levi's below, all of which have that structured, high waisted fit I cannot get enough of.
O R A N G E T A B 5 0 5 C
This style was a recent discovery from my "work wife" Jillian at Sweet & Spark. I love the snug fit around the waist and their straight, cropped leg. I actually thought they were vintage, but to my surprise she told me I could pick up a pair for myself too! We are twins when it comes to everything else, so we might as well have the same jeans. I ended up sizing up for a more relaxed fit and had them taken in at the waist.
W E D G I E F I T
I fell in love with these jeans this Summer while trying on pairs at the store. This high waisted style literally fits like a glove and makes your behind look like a peach emoji. They're not kidding when they say "wedgie" fit. I also love the straight, cropped leg with a raw edge. This style is so good I own both a light and medium wash.
V I N T A G E 5 0 1 C U T O F F S
The style where it all began for me. As I mentioned above, a vintage pair of 501 shorts were my very first Levi's purchase. After that, I would spend hours online at eBay and Etsy looking for another pair, just one more pair! I finally found a great distressed medium wash on Etsy during college and they fit beautifully. Still today, I take both pairs of light and medium wash shorts with me to every beach vacation.
S H O P T H E L O O K