Vans have had a presence in the fashion world for quite some time now. Believe it or not, they have been around since the late 1960s. Yet, they have evolved immensely since then. Until recently they were mostly associated with the exclusive group of skaters and “punks.” However, they are now becoming a nationwide trend. Skaters, hipsters and even preps are now wearing them.
Vans are even worn throughout Hollywood within the celebrity scene. From Paramore’s Hayley Williams to Rihanna to even the rap god Lil Wayne, Vans have been seen on the feet of many starlets. This Fashionisto may not be a Hollywood celebrity but he is always seen wearing one of his many pairs of vans.
This hipster, who is also a biker, loves his Vans. He finds a way to incorporate them into his everyday outfits on any occasion. His selection for the day was a black and white canvas pair with a tribal-print back. The canvas style is perfect for everyday dressing. They also come in many colors and prints for any kind of style. He also played in some layering by adding a gray cardigan over a brown and navy plaid shirt. Finishing off his look is his beanie — a hipster trademark.
Hint: This look is easy to copy if you just stock up on some basic pieces. Get yourself a few basic cardigans in neutral colors, plaid shirts in any colors of your choosing and a beanie like this one from Urban Outfitters. These pieces can be used together or you can mix and match. Vans are also a good basic to buy. Pick one pair that fits your style. They come in a variety styles and colors, even pastels for you preppy Fashionistos out there.