Sometimes the high fashion world finds its inspiration from the working class. This holds true in regards to the vintage Levi’s trend that has been the epitome of street style for almost a year now.

Brands like Off-White and Vetements are now known for their remix on an old pair of jeans. These designers can price these jeans at even more than $1,000 and they still sell out. The phrase “501”‘s (which is a specific style of Men’s Levi’s) has become a part of the dictionary for understanding modern fashion.

This summer I picked up this pair of Vintage Levi’s from The Vintage Twin, a store in Manhattan. Adding my own twist to them by chopping off the hem, it was so nice to know that I had my very own one-of-a-kind piece. I only wore them a bit in the summer but now that it’s cold they’ve been in my rotation for a while now. They make anything from a basic sweater to a fancy blouse look high-fashion and I love knowing that they lived a life before they joined mine.

The vintage boots I’m wearing are also something I can’t seem to get enough of. I love taking the phrase “something old, something new” out of the wedding context and into my wardrobe. Since they are the ultimate hipster piece at the moment, I had to shoot them in the ultimate hipster location: DUMBO, Brooklyn.

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Sweatshirt: Sandro

Jeans: The Vintage Twin

Boots: Vintage

Sunglasses: Michael Kors (similar)

Bag: Chanel

Coat: White House Black Market

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