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How To Style 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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Remade Levi’s 50/50 Straight Jean

$89

Urban Renewal

Each pair of these jeans by Urban Outfitters' in-house vintage brand is unique, so your new jeans are guaranteed to be one of a kind. If baring your ankles with sneakers sounds too cold for comfort, try adding a pair of stylish wool socks for added warmth.

NO. 27STVC1149247

$194

RE/DONE

Wear these loose-fitting high-rise jeans with a chained belt for an added style statement. This reworked vintage pair will help you channel your inner celebrity, as models, actors, and influencers alike are all too familiar with the cult-favorite label.

Essentials Turtleneck

$59

Sanctuary

While cozy, this form-fitting turtleneck comes in a thin, breathable fabric, perfect for layering without overheating. Wear it under your favorite trench-coat, leather jacket, or even a plaid menswear-inspired button-down.

The Cashmere Crop Mockneck

$100

Everlane

If turtlenecks are a little too constricting for your style, try a mockneck instead. Similar to its more conservative counterpart, this top finds the ultimate balance between a turtleneck and a high-neck t-shirt.

Masculine Coat

$169

Zara

Add a feminine touch to this masculine coat by wearing it on top of a silky slip dress with thigh-high boots or animal-print heels.

Cranston Wool Blend Trench Coat

$1,590

Burberry

Even if you don't have Graham's choppy-bob, you can still show off the stylish lapels on this trench by wearing your hair in a sleek ponytail, a messy bun, or an undone braid.