Dress Up Your Denim

Our 501 jean, Western shirt and Trucker jacket continue to be timeless staples of American style—so why not dress them up for the party? We asked Levi’s stylist, Kaede Matsumoto, to work these three enduring classics into evening-ready outfits. You’ve waited all year. It’s time to get dressed.


The 501 Jean / For Men
Our signature 501jean is the perfect pair to reinterpret for every occasion. Due to its own authentic detailing, Kaede suggests refining it with a classic brogue or wing tip shoe, a tailored blazer or even a playful bow tie. “Take a few moments to make sure you’ve groomed and the nails are clean; it polishes the look,” she says.

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The 501 Jean / For Women
To get our authentic 501® jean ready for evening, Kaede recommends adding structure above and below the jean. “Wear a fitted jacket on top to achieve a sexy, tailored look. Whether it’s a bootie or a stiletto, dress the bottom up with a heel to bring the eye up to a neat ankle.”

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The Western / For Men
Our signature shirt can take you from day into night with a few classic accessories. “For a more formal approach, I suggest adding a tie or wearing the Western underneath a cashmere sweater or sports coat.”

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The Western / For Women
On women, she prefers to balance the shirt with a dressier bottom. “Wear the Western with a smart trouser and statement jewelry. It’s still dressed up, but also entirely work appropriate.”

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The Trucker Jacket / For Men
The best thing about our Trucker jacket is how versatile and durable it is for different kinds of weather and occasions. “The fit works with practically everything, and it’s the perfect piece for evening layering. Wear it over a sweater with a tie or a big cashmere cardigan.”

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The Trucker Jacket / For Women
It can add that touch of toughness to your favorite Little Black Dress or Little Black Jean. “Opt for a deeper colored Trucker wash for nighttime and let a showstopping shirt underneath it, do the talking.”

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