The iconic Levi’s® 501® jeans have been around for over 140 years, so it’s no surprise that this classic button-down jean is still a favourite among women all over the world. What we’ve seen with Levi’s® jeans throughout the years is that fans love to customise them to suit their personal style. Most commonly, they tailor the legs to fit a little bit more snug. This year, Levi’s® have done the work for us and have released the 501® CT (Customised and Tapered) jean. Slightly looser in the waist, it sits a little bit lower for a more relaxed fit, and the legs have been tapered from the knee to the ankle, for a slightly slimmer fit.
The new 501® CT jeans can be worn in three different ways:
a) Down-sized: A slimmer fit, and overall laid-back look.
b) True-to-size: The thigh and seat is slightly dropped and the legs have a sophisticated taper.
c) Up-sized: The waist is looser and worn higher with a belt, making it the most fashion-forward option.
What we love most about these jeans is their versatility – whether you’re attending a meeting or dancing the night away, you can dress your 501® CT’s for any occasion.
Together with Levi’s®, Inglot and Style Bar we dressed and made up three readers for three different occasions, but what they had in common was they each rocked a pair of the new Levi’s® 501® CT jeans.
First up was Blossom Ngesi, who modelled a “daytime” look. Confident and bubbly, Blossom normally pairs her 501® jeans with a collar shirt or t-shirt and sneakers. For the shoot, her 501® CT’s were styled with a pretty printed blouse and burgundy leather jacket. The fun clutch bag, statement necklace and nude pumps added a playful element to her look. For daytime we decided to go with the up-sized sizing option to create a laid-back, casual appearance.
“This was very ‘me.’ I felt comfortable and easy. I would definitely wear this outfit for a day look and meet up with friends for drinks after work as well,” says Blossom. “What I love most about the 501® CT’s is the fact that you can wear them up or down.”
To perfect this look, we recommend tucking your shirt into the waist of the jeans (to show off the buttons and pocket area) and rolling the legs up an extra inch for an even more relaxed look.
Other articles you may be interested in:
How to wear your Levi’s® 501® CT jeans: Work wear
How to wear your Levi’s® 501® CT jeans: Night time