if i had to choose one type of bottom to wear everyday for the rest of my life, it would be jeans. not skirts or dresses or yoga pants, but jeans. i’ve always been that way. i remember one of my favorite pair of jeans in middle school had this horrible (and yet awesome) silver sheen to them. my sister and i had a photo taken in florida when i was wearing them once and all you can see is my jeans, thanks to a dark room and a blinding camera flash. i also remember when it was really cool to take the hem out of the bottom of your jeans to make them extra long and give them this cool frayed ombré detail at the bottom. also, i was big into cutting up the sides of the hem to make my denim have extra flare (and flair, pun intended). it sounds like i really did some awful things to my jeans, doesn’t it? all in the name of ‘style’, people. all in the name of style. (clearly, i was my most stylish self when i was 12).
all that to say, i have a long history with jeans. we go way back. and i intend for our relationship to continue to grow and flourish, especially now that i actually take care of them and don’t rip them to shreds. (even though i’ve since paid money for ripped jeans). i think it’s pretty safe to say that i’ve evolved in how i style and wear my denim. they’re no longer the obligatory choice, but the option that i prefer more often than not.
all summer, i was on the hunt for the perfect pair of deconstructed denim shorts. i found a pair that were sort of what i was looking for, but when i saw the 501® Shorts i knew that i had found the pair. they’re comfortable, versatile, and just the right amount of deconstructed. for going into fall, they pair great with a button-up blouse and booties.
another item i was on the hunt for was a good pair of true boyfriend jeans. i have a couple pairs of sort-of-but-not-really boyfriend jeans in my closet, but the 501® Jeans (in Washed Up) are a good mix of fitted (so that they’re not falling off) yet boyfriend-y. although, let’s by honest, you wouldn’t find jeans even remotely close to this in my boyfriend’s closet. #boring
i like my boyfriend’s best when paired with a simple top and cool accessories. for weekends, this outfit is a perfect mix of ‘i totally spent time getting ready for the day’ and ‘i totally slept in and got ready in about 10 minutes’. know what i’m saying?
as a self-professed denim hoarder, i’m always on the lookout for my next favorite pair of jeans. there are a lot of things i consider when trying pants on, but one of the most important things is comfort. if i’m not comfortable in the jeans during the three minutes that i have them on in the fitting room, i’m definitely not going to want to wear them for an entire day. when i slipped the Mid Rise Skinny Jeans (in Haiku) on, i was sure that i mistakenly pulled on sweatpants. much to my delight, it was the jeans! they’re the perfect in-between denim. they can be dressed up or relaxed. i’ve found that my favorite wear to wear them is with a blouse and comfortable loafers for a relaxed and sophisticated look.
Levi’s is doing a cool campaign right now called, The Live In Levi’s Project. with so many people all over the world wearing Levi’s, the brand is encouraging us to share our stories of how we live in Levi’s. as you can see, my Levi’s are being well lived-in. they quickly found their way to the top of my drawer. my Levi’s have been on buses, subways, in restaurants, coffee shops, and even the zoo. i’m showing them the world, one outfit at a time 😉
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Disclosure | This post was sponsored by Levi’s® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Levi’s®, all opinions are my own.