How to do ‘80s and 90’s-Inspired Jeans The Right Way

Denim is the foundation of our fall wardrobes, and this year, the jeans we covet have a totally throwback vibe. 80s and 90s-inspired high rise jeans are back in a big way, and luckily for us, Levi’s has a lock on all the best high rise styles we could ask for, from skinny to straight to acid washed and cropped.

The coolest elements of high rise jeans: they hug and hold you in all the right places; make your legs look as long as a supermodel’s; and of course, how they make you look effortlessly chic, (just like all the fashion girls in your Insta feeds). Read on for our must-have high rise jeans from Levi’s, along with styling tips on how to wear vintage-inspired denim now.

Yes, they’re “mom jeans,” but these retro beauties are so much better than the ones mom wore, because they hug your waist and hips for a flattering fit. For an ‘80s-meets-‘90s feel, pair them with combat boots and a moto jacket, or for a sleeker look, go with pointed-toe booties and a ribbed knit turtleneck. Levi’s Mom Jeans in Beverly Hills, $118

These jeans are so flattering, we want them in ALL the washes. They’re snug through the hip and thigh, and the straight leg gives a long, lean look. Pair them with booties and a denim shirt to create a contemporary Canadian tuxedo vibe, or throw on some Dad sneakers and a sweatshirt for an old-school streetwear look. Levi’s Wedgie Fit Jeans in Authentic Favorite, $108

These super high rise skinnies give you legs for days, and in an acid wash, they give you that 80’s feel with a sleek and modern silhouette. Add a streetwear edge with high-top sneakers or add some polish with a tucked-in top and slingback kitten-heels.
Levi’s Mile High Super Skinny Jeans in Underrated, $108

Aged and roughed-up to perfection, these skinnies balance classic vibes and contemporary appeal. Their high rise lifts and holds you all day for a super-flattering fit. Go chic and pair them with heels and a belted sweater or an oversized jean jacket and elevated sneakers for vintage vibes.
Levi’s 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans in Say Anything, $108

Channel ‘90s babes with these wide leg cropped jeans. They highlight your waist in the best way, and the weathered stone wash heightens their throwback appeal. Add a crop top and white sneakers for more #TBT love.
Levi’s High Water Wide Leg Jeans in Straight Face, $108

This post is sponsored by Levi’s but the opinions are our own.

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