How To Dress Up Vintage Jeans The Kat Graham Way

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Although you likely own a handful of vintage jeans, styling them in an elevated way isn't the easiest of tasks. The next time you draw a blank when piecing together an outfit, look towards Kat Graham for a quick lesson on how to style vintage jeans in a new and exciting way. The actor proves that just a few polished pieces can take your look to the next level.

Graham was photographed in New York City on Mon. in a sophisticated version of a casual classic. The actress wore a pair of straight-leg cropped jeans by the popular vintage retailer RE/DONE, which feature a loose fit and a raw hem. She kept warm by tucking in her sleek black Valentino turtleneck, finishing off the look with a longline, structured black trench.

Graham's choppy bob allowed her to show off the sleek tuxedo-like lapels on the coat, which added an element of sophistication to the otherwise relaxed look. The actor accessorized with a pair of black suede pointed pumps and an embroidered top-handle bag with a crossbody chain, both by Dior. She made the look extra appropriate for the fall season with a rich, cranberry lipstick that added just the right amount of color.

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Graham's effortless outfit formula can help elevate even your most comfortable or distressed vintage denim. Simply add a sleek black turtleneck and a cozy trench, and use your accessories to determine how dressy you want the look to turn out. Try a pair of suede pumps and a purse with metal hardware for a night out, add a pair of loafers and a tote for long day at the office, or throw on snakeskin ankle boots and an on-trend belt bag for an edgy take on a fall brunch look.

This outfit is a refined version of the jeans and t-shirt that you've been leaning on for years, complete with plenty of options for personal interpretation. However you choose to wear it, you'll love the flexibility of this simple combination. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite Graham-inspired vintage jeans, turtleneck tops, and shapely trench-coats you'll want to wear again and again.

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