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Levi 501’s The A Wardrobe Staple

Okay so, firstly, hahah yesss it’s a fashion post… Have to throw in a one every now and then πŸ˜‰ I feel like it’s pretty rare that I talk about wardrobe staples, I usually talk about having stand out pieces and being out there… But I realised, as a uni student, you just need to have those wardrobe staples than you can wear day in and day out and still feel stylish ! Ya feel me ? Haha πŸ˜‰ I recently purchased these Levi 501’s at a vintage market in Bristol, and I actually can’t stop wearing them ! 1) They’re so comfy which is surprising for mom jeans, 2) They look so god damn good! So what’s not to like?!… Also… you can get them fairly cheap which is a bonus when it come to jeans….


The Levi 501’s have made a come back, in fact they made a come back I would say around 2 years ago when the likes of Song of Style aka, Aimee Song and The Blonde Salad aka Chiara Ferrgani started styling them in killer outfits at various different fashion weeks. As soon as the big bloggers started wearing these slim fit jeans, the 501’s came back in fashion and I think it’s true to say that almost every one has a pair of mom jeans in their wardrobe. What’s the difference between the 501’s and your classic MOTO topshop mom jeans? Well.. firstly, you’l be surprised to know that they’re cheaper! Which for someone like me, a student on a crippling budget, it’s nice to know that you can get a pair of fabulous jeans for A LOT LESS. A lot less? well, I got mine for Β£15… I dare say that’s a pretty good deal for any pair of jeans. Why specifically the 501’s? Well, if you read my blog post on “why we should re-wear clothes” (click here to read) you’ll know that a pair of jeans uses 11,000 litres of water… which is a RIDICULOUS amount ! So the whole idea of buying mom jeans brand new just seems ridiculous when you can get an even nicer vintage pair. Ethnical fashion is a pretty big topic going around at the moment, and if you can get in on that wherever possible, I can’t suggest anything more ! With all the news about climate change going around VERY recently, it’s important to think about our surrounds. Including what we wear and what we do to our environment. I bet you’d never thought you’d hear so much about a pair of jeans.. But a lot of thought and effort has gone into this post about just HOW good they are for all kinds of reasons. πŸ˜‰


So yes, they’re ethical, buying a second hand / vintage pair might just save the planet. But they’re also a dream to style ! The thing about slim fit jeans is that they’re so easy to wear. If you’ve been following me for a while then you’ll know that I’ve got a petite frame so a lot of the “trendy” clothes do not actually suit me ! However…. I found that the 501’s actually really suit my short frame as well as those who are taller ! So they’re definitely a versatile piece that anyone one of any height or size could 10000% pull off ! As for actually styling them, I learnt that you can wear it with a tight top, such as a turtle neck jumper or a “poofy” one as shown in these photos. I guess it’s because they’re fairly fitted around the waist and the bum so you don’t end up looking like a triangle … (no one really likes that heheh πŸ˜‰ .) Also, they make any bum look so juicy so what’s not to like ? I also think they’re the perfect “dress up or dress down” pair of jeans. You can look killer on a night out by pairing these with a really cute blouse and a pair of heels, or you can totally dress is down with a really simple tee and a pair of super old converses. I definitely think they’re the only Β jeans that you can do that with ! I mean, just imagine these jeans with a blazerrrr arggghhhhh SOOO GOOD! <3 Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve just dedicated a whole blog post to a pair of jeans….so I guess you know how much I love them hhaahha πŸ˜‰


I thought I would just go through how I styled them in this post … Because… I think it’s pretty different ? So the good thing about black is that they of course go with everything ! I hadn’t worn this red ruffle blouse for such a long time and it was such a bargain from h&m so I just thought it was time it had another spin ! I Β just think the red really pops and just looks so great in all weathers and seasons ! πŸ™‚ Okay, so I basically wanted to use my Kurt geiger rainbow bag ONCE AGAIN because I can’t actually get enough of it and I swear down that it just goes with everything ! ( Okay maybe not everything but I try to make it go with everything lol…) I thought the look just needed a little more colour than just the red, so the rainbow scheme and the metallic shine add a little “va va voom” to the whole look. I wanted to pair the outfit with some classy shoes, I don’t know, I felt like I wanted it to look more “classic” than casual… So I went for my black lace up & Other Stories pumps, they were such a bargain and I must admit… I 100% do not wear them enough ! But I think they just looked so good with the jeans, the trousers Β are pretty casual while the shoes make it look more dressed up. Now you’re probably thinking, oh why isn’t she wearing more colour? Well, I think it gets to a point when you just can’t add too much colourful before an outfit goes all haywire. So I thought it was best to cap it at the Kurt Geiger bag. The final touch to the look are the white double hoop earrings which I got from @andreasemistudio , she runs a tiny independent jewellery store but honestly has the coolest things EVER !!!! The only way to buy things (as far as I know) is to DM her. I definitely say it’s worth it though because her jewels are so gorgeous !

So yes, the girl finally released an outfit post and what do you think of it ! Do you guys prefer the DMC kinda chats, the fashion posts or a bit of both? Well, either way, I hope you liked this one and hopefully this post has encouraged you to get a pair of 501’s off eBay or depop or something ? πŸ˜‰

If you have bought some 501’s or already have a pair , I would love to see how you style them so be sure to tag me on instagram @izzy_manuel ! <3

I’ll see you in my next one, Izzy xxx

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