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
Levi's are simply the best when it comes to classic vintage denim. I love how they started to re-issue all their popular vintage styles like the 501 original cut off shorts, I had to find all mine on eBay years ago. Right now I am adoring their high rise wedgie fit jeans, very 90's "mom jeans" but I can't help it, they are my go-to pair! I have them in both the light and medium wash since I cannot wear them enough. The best part is that they go perfectly with a cute sweater tucked in, chunky heels or sneakers and some vintage jewelry!
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