Birk Life

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I was on the fence about white Birkenstocks only because I already own two pairs of black Birkenstocks (the Arizona and the Gizeh). But I just couldn't resist the clean look of white sandals in the summertime. Plus, there's just something so luxe about white leather, no?

Boyfriend Jeans

EVERLANE Ryan tank / LARSSON & JENNINGS Lader watch / FOREVER21 belt / LEVI'S boyfriend jeans / GIVENCHY Antigona duffel / BIRKENSTOCK white Arizona sandals

EVERLANE Ryan tank / LARSSON & JENNINGS Lader watch / FOREVER21 belt / LEVI'S boyfriend jeans / GIVENCHY Antigona duffel / BIRKENSTOCK white Arizona sandals

I've owned this pair of Levi's since my college days. Bought 'em three sizes too big and never looked back.

I definitely eased into wearing them, though. For years I tried to feminize them with heels and cropped jackets. But lately, I've decided to just own it and play up the butch. Oversized blazers, mandals, sneakers – bring it.

White Sneakers

RAY-BAN Alex frames / VINTAGE wool sweater / CATBIRD & Etsy treasureimports midi rings

RAY-BAN Alex frames / VINTAGE wool sweater / CATBIRD & Etsy treasureimports midi rings

VINTAGE wool sweater / GIVENCHY Antigona duffel / SUPERGA classic sneakers / RAY-BAN classic aviators / JCREW Brooklyn Eagles twill ball cap / GAP jeggings

VINTAGE wool sweater / GIVENCHY Antigona duffel / SUPERGA classic sneakers / RAY-BAN classic aviators / JCREW Brooklyn Eagles twill ball cap / GAP jeggings

I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have rediscovered sneakers. I shunned them for so long – mainly because they reminded me of middle school, a time of utter sartorial confusion for all – but now their ugliness is precisely what draws me to them. I love the way they can desexualize an outfit. If you’re close to crossing the line from sexy to sloozy, Supergas can offset your lace slip dress/low-cut blouse/[insert risque item here] and add some relaxed tomboy edge.