Typically, once summer rolls around, I dust off my old boyfriend jeans and call it a day. But since rises have been getting progressively higher and higher…my slouchy, low-rise boyfriend jeans suddenly look strange. And by “strange” I mean my legs look short. 

Nobody wants that.

But summer is a Hard time for High-Rise (should be a song), so I’ve been looking for a jean that isn’t overly high-risen…just high enough to elongate those legs. Also, they must be soft, not too tight (skinny jeans are NOT my jam in 80+ degrees), and have some….what I’d like to call…artful ventilation.

So after trying on many expensive pairs of jeans with no luck…I was shocked when these $98 Levis hit alllll of my criteria.

Found 'em: the mom jeans of the summer. We're obsessed with these Levi's high-rise, straight leg cropped jeans...soft, great rear view...YES.

Soft? YUP. Unlike most Levi’s I’ve tried, this pair actually has some stretch (and the denim is soft to begin with). 

Found 'em: the mom jeans of the summer. We're obsessed with these Levi's high-rise, straight leg cropped jeans...soft, great rear view...YES.

High Rise? High enough. And the butt…..?  

Found 'em: the mom jeans of the summer. We're obsessed with these Levi's high-rise, straight leg cropped jeans...soft, great rear view...YES.

 

….we’re going with good enough.  

Found 'em: the mom jeans of the summer. We're obsessed with these Levi's high-rise, straight leg cropped jeans...soft, great rear view...YES.Found 'em: the mom jeans of the summer. We're obsessed with these Levi's high-rise, straight leg cropped jeans...soft, great rear view...YES.Found 'em: the mom jeans of the summer. We're obsessed with these Levi's high-rise, straight leg cropped jeans...soft, great rear view...YES.Found 'em: the mom jeans of the summer. We're obsessed with these Levi's high-rise, straight leg cropped jeans...soft, great rear view...YES.Found 'em: the mom jeans of the summer. We're obsessed with these Levi's high-rise, straight leg cropped jeans...soft, great rear view...YES.

Outfit Details

cardigan: Daily Ritual Lightweight Tie-Front Cardigan – I know I’m normally a cardigan-hater, but I love this thing. It comes in a zillion colors, looks really cute with dresses (even Linzi agrees), and is currently on sale for $28. No joke.  

tank: Shop Social Threads sent me this Z Supply V-neck tank and I love it. It’s almost sold out in white, but the washed black looks pretty cool, too. Size large is still in stock, but if you need a smaller size, there’s a few smalls left here, or mediums here.

jeans: Levi’s 724 Straight Crop – Size up!! I’m wearing a size 26 here, and I’m typically a size 25 (sometimes even a 24??? But jeans are either getting smaller or I’m getting bigger because I’ve been a pretty solid 25 lately.)

alternative jean recommendation: I’m also totally intrigued by the glowing reviews of this pair of Free People denim. They’re very similar to my Levi’s, but with an even looser, wider leg. Apparently, they’re super-soft, and flattering on curvy body types. Dying to order and try. Like my Levi’s, size up for a more comfortable fit.

flip-flops (if you care): I’ve only ever worn Reef’s Ginger flip-flops because I can’t stand anything other than soft fabric between my toes. HOWEVER….a friend of mine has been raving about Hari Maris and I really, really, really want this pair to work. They look way cooler than mine. 

bag: Clare V. Pot de Miel – forever my favorite bag. Also at Nordstrom.

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S

10 COMMENTS

  1. A company that is a traitor to the Constitution of the United States and an American way of life such as Levi’s will never receive my business again. I was a loyal customer for over 35 years

  2. I’m so thankful for the previous comment. I, embarrassingly, had to look up Levi’s political participation. So thrilled to see a prominent company standing up and financially supporting gun control efforts and encouraging increased political participation of its clientele. Happy to support this company!

  3. I’ve had that Z Supply tank in my shopping cart for weeks! I think it’s time to finally get it. So cute! Love this entire outfit and all of the Daily Ritual things that you guys have been sharing!

  4. You had me at artful ventilation! Not only do I love the cropped and distressed look, I support Levi’s stand against gun violence.

  5. Go Levi’s! These jeans arrived a few days ago, I concur! I will be wearing the heck out of these things and am THRILLED Levi’s is making stretch options! So comfy. I also just purchased the Z Supply tank. Can’t wait to receive it. Thank you so much for your edits, it makes finding the perfect ____ so much easier with little/no effort. I’m, my husband is not your biggest fan, however ??

  6. Don’t order tank using Amazon link. You get the wrong one. Company knows it too. They just substitute whatever white tank they want. Totally bummed.

  7. Did you crop the jeans at all? I love the look, but am worried they will be too long on me (I’m 5’3″). The model on the website is 5’9″, but the jeans still look cropped on you…

  8. Do you have a recommendation for similar style jeans for tall girls? I ordered these and they are just too cropped- they hit me almost mid calf. Not the cute ankle grazing look that you have.

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