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1 Vintage Aficionado, 5 Fresh Ways To Wear Denim

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    It's impossible to speak to Kate Brien for more than a few minutes without the conversation veering toward her closet. Whether she's talking about her dress-up-heavy childhood, her love of three-piece suits (a penchant gleaned from her father's whimsical tastes), or her 50-strong collection of vintage Levi's®, it's clear that clothes are more to Brien than what she wears from point A to point B — they tell her whole story.

    From her fondness of worn-in jeans — one of her favorite pairs being 501® cutoffs someone left at her house (she still doesn't know who) — to the tricks she's picked up for personalizing 'em, this girl does denim like no one else. The key role denim plays in her life also comes across creatively on her blog, View From The Topp, a space saturated with must-have shoes, printed skirts, and viewer-centric inspiration. Is it any surprise that after bingeing on all that eye candy, we wanted more?

    We teamed up with Levi's® to get the scoop on this rule-breaker's journey from stylist to entrepreneur, and what it's like to #LiveinLevis. Who knows? Her blue-jean love affair might just kick-start your own style revolution. Advertisement

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