I have been putting the finishing touches in my Spring Wardrobe (which I plan to share more of next week). It’s kind of a capsule, kind of not, which I’ll explain more about in that post. I recently shared two of my spring updates and I have since added two more. One of my wishlist items was a pair of every day jeans. Something for work and weekend that was just the right color, just the right fit (slim, but not skinny), had a high waist, and felt more like real denim (basically, no stretch). I ended up with the Levi’s Wedgie Jeans, and I wanted to share more.
I am 5’2″ and 135 pounds – a pretty comfortable size 6 in most brands. I tried the 28’s on in store and could not even button them. The 30’s gave more of a boyfriends style fit, so I sized up to the 29’s. They are snug right out of the wash, but the 99% cotton does give some as they are broken in.
The 28″ inseam fell right at my ankles, so I cut a couple of inches off because I wanted a cropped style that I didn’t have to roll. The come with an unfinished inseam, so this was no problem.
I am making it a goal to wear this regularly to keep working on breaking them in. I have been brainstorming some fun new ways to style denim thanks to the higher waist.
- With a cropped sweater (like this one I have from Brass Clothing)
- With a boxy tee
- With a graphic tee tucked in (like I did here)
What I like
These feel like the type of jeans I could own for years that will become more and more mine with every wear, which is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I think overall, this has been my goal with my recent purchases – I’m really wanting to find items that will stand the test of time and become part of my story.
The high waist feels so good after years of low waist bottoms. I love the coverage and not having to keep pulling my pants up (also thanks to a slightly looser fit and no stretch)
The fit is great. I haven’t washed these yet and they still are fitting perfectly in the rear – no saggy butt, which I consider a major victory. And I don’t know exactly what they did to give the ‘wedgie‘ effect, but it totally works (otherwise I’d never share a rearview photo like this online)!
What I’m on the fence about
I’m not 100% sold on the unfinished inseam, but I liked the fit and style enough to let it go. My worry is that eventually that will be a trend that is no longer around, and I’ll be stuck with jeans that have become ‘dated’ by that. I’m not sure that will actually happen, just something that crossed my mind as I was looking for jeans that I can keep for the long haul.
The knees do get bagged out with wear, which I don’t love. I hope as the denim gets more broken in they will soften up and hang a little looser from the knees down.
I love the cropped length with sandals and flats, but something feels off when I wear them with booties. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m so used to having to roll my pants that it will just take some getting used to or if the length I chose is just ever so slightly too short. Coming up on spring I’m not too worried about this one, but something I’ll re-evaluate how to make work in the fall.
First of all, what do you think of the name Wedgie Jeans? Second, I’d love to hear what spring additions you’re making to you wardrobes (but don’t make it too good…I’m working on being content with my wardrobe as-is 😉 )!