Levi’s is one of my favorite brands of denim to shop, but when it comes to shopping online, the process can be a real struggle.
Have you been looking for a quality pair of denim for as long as you can remember but just can’t find a pair you loveeee? I feel your pain girl, I feel yo pain. Before we get into this post and how I shop for my Levi’s online, I must say – I have a love hate relationship them.
(Sidenote: I just noticed the awful tan line I have on my black left ankle in the photo immediately above – do you think I wear sneakers every day during my commute or whatttt?!)
Anyways – getting back to it. Not all Levi’s are made the same and they occasionally push my buttons, but at the end of the day they’re my favorite denim brand. I want to say over the last 10-15 years, the selection of real denim bottoms has completely changed. Think of your dads dungarees (sorry I had too!!!). They’re stiff, they don’t stretch (okay, maybe after MULTIPLE wears), and they hold up for years and years. Now think of the last pair of jeans you purchased. They probably cost at least $50, are a stretchy material, and will most likely fade in the next 3-5 washes you put them through. It’s okay, it’s just how it is now. But with Levi’s you get a decent price for amazing quality. Need I say more??
Why I Love My Levi’s Jeans
Growing up, I always wore Levi’s jeans – but didn’t everyone?! Now it’s alllll about the stretch, the comfort, and the trends. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good pair of comfy jeans I can wear all day, a pair that will last my years, and a pair that won’t cause me any issues until at least five years from now. Who’s with me?
I finally made my way back to Levi’s about a year ago and haven’t looked back since. Okay, fine – I’ve bought other jeans since then. But in my defense, they’re my every day, wear to work, sit on the subway jeans. But my Levi’s? They’re comfy. They’re that REAL denim you’re looking for, they’re easy to wash, and they don’t stretch out after one wear. They’re tough.
If you’re like me and enjoy shopping online, consider the following tips when it comes to shopping for your next pair of Levi’s virtually….
1. Read the Reviews
When ordering a pair of Levi’s for the first time or if you’re trying a new style out, it’s crucial to read the reviews. Hopefully you’ll find a few that the user shares their body shape, size, and weight. First of all, props to them for being so personal and intimate in a review and second of all, this will help you figure out what size YOU need in order for them to fit correctly. Depending on the style Levi you opt for, the sizing will be different. It’s annoying and frustrating, but it’s not gonna change any time soon so we mine as well pour ourselves a glass of wine and get over it.
To make things a little easier, here is a quick guide:
Wedgie fit? Size up two sizes!
Skinny Jean? Stay your regular size!
Mile High Skinny? Size up one size!
Remember – ain’t nobody got time to be returning clothing by mail. SUPER DRAG.
2. Always Look on the Levi’s Website
If you’re like me, you always end up at one of the big three when looking for clothing – Shopbop, Nordstrom, Revolve. Okay, I don’t just shop at those three places, a majority of the time it’s just Nordstrom, they just have my heart TBH. Buttt I can tell you right now that I originally found these jeans on the Revolve website for $147. Now with a majority of Levi’s falling in between the $80-$100 price range depending on wash or if they’re “destroyed”, $147 seems expensive. And I’ll let it be known – I almost ordered them. But instead, I decided to do a little experiment. And the results? The Levi’s website has great deals, a discount for first time buyers, and extremely fast standard shipping. Need I say more?
Yes, I do. I ended up getting the Levi jeans I was lusting over on Revolve for just $56 on the Levi’s website thanks to their amazing sales and 20% off coupon! I saved almost $100 and stuck that money right back into my wine savings.
3. Watch the Inseam
My legs are short AF. No, seriously. A 26″ inseam is regular for me… and if I want my jeans to hit me at the ankle? I have to opt for 24″ or 25″.
I told you they were sausages.
Finding jeans that are short enough for these nubby legs can be a real struggle and I’ve decided (after raw hemming too many pairs to count) I just need to suck it up and get them properly tailored.
But this brings me to my next point – watch the inseam. If you’re short like me (or are extremely tall – ummm can you spare me some inches?), keep an eye on the inseam before you order a pair of Levi’s. This will help you gauge where they will hit on your leg and will allow your tailor to easily alter your pants. If you are impatient, here’s how I raw hem my jeans.
Are you a Levi’s girl? What are your tips to shopping for them online?
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