Lily Aldridge on Her Denim Style
Style File: Lily Aldridge
The face of the latest Levi's Made & Crafted collection, supermodel Lily Aldridge reveals her off-duty tips for dressing denim up and down.
By Tessa Trudeau
Whether on the road with her rocker husband (Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill) or walking the runway in couture, Lily Aldridge always looks amazing. Though she describes her personal style as "ever evolving," one thing in her closet is a constant: denim. It's no surprise, then, that she's a longtime fan of Levi's, having first worked with the brand on the 'Walk the Line' commercial in 2006 ("one of my favorite shoots ever!"). Now, the Nashville-based model and mom of two (daughter Dixie Pearl, six, and new baby boy, Winston Roy) is partnering with the classic denim outfitter again on its newest Made & Crafted line, a series of elevated pieces that draws on the timeless Levi's legacy.
How many pairs of jeans do you own?
Honestly, too many to count. I also will store my favorite pairs to pass down to my daughter one day.
What three denim pieces should every woman have in her wardrobe?
Levi's 501s, a great denim jacket because it goes with everything, and a classic denim shirt. I'm all about the denim on denim on denim!
Do you have a go-to outfit that you love for everyday wear?
Day to day I definitely love jeans and a T-shirt. There are so many ways you can play with that to make it different every day.
What's the best way to dress up denim?
Sexy high heels or cool booties with a great jacket.
What's your favorite thing to wear when you dress up?
What's the best styling tip you've learned from your modeling career?
Don't be afraid to try new things!
What style tips do you plan to pass down to your daughter someday?
To have fun expressing yourself through fashion—and not to care what people think.
What do you love about the fashion scene in Nashville?
Nashville fashion is growing. A lot of amazing designers have been showing here, and the city loves it.
What about in Los Angeles?
My birth city! I love the laid-back energy LA has.
New York fashion changes from block to block. I love how different each little pocket of New York City can be.
What's your favorite city for fashion?
I feel most inspired in NYC and London.
Who are your style icons?
Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss.