Having versatile items in your wardrobe is essential for days when you just don’t feel like putting much thought into your style game. Enter Vans. With their easy color combos and signature patterns, classic styles like the Sk8-Hi and Checkerboard Slip-On are simple enough for everyday wear while still giving your outfit a slight edge that throws it back to the Cali skateboard style of the ’70s. And lucky for me, Vans have taken over the streets once again this year, as evidenced by our stylish community’s latest Instagram outfit posts. If you weren’t already convinced that you needed a pair, read on to see more reasons to add these retro sneaks to your cart.
Pair Throwback Trends Together
Highlight two of your favorite throwback trends by pairing a bold retro coat with a pair of classic black Vans. I love these shoes with a leopard-print faux-fur coat—it’s the ultimate nod to both the ’60s and ’70s.
Mix Prints Like a Pro
While the classic Vans checkered print is beloved by skaters, it’s a versatile enough pattern to wear with other prints too. Just add a cozy cardigan and a floral print with your sneakers for a more boho vibe.
Give Basics a Pop With a Bold Color
Liven up your dark, winter separates with a bright jacket like this shiny yellow number. The eye-catching hue paired with the checkered print of your Vans will add an element of excitement.
Let Bright White Sneakers Guide Your Next #OOTD
If you lean toward a minimalistic wardrobe, try a streamlined look with your Vans taking center stage. To create this ensemble yourself, stick to two colors (like white and blue) and pair a white top with your white Vans and cool two-toned jeans.
Make the SoCal Staple Cold Weather–Ready With Lots of Layers
Winter is the perfect time to test out your layering skills. Try pairing a black top, rose-pink crop top, black tights, and wide-leg trousers with your trusty black Vans. Add a big warm coat on top for the ideal cold-weather ensemble.
Opt for Comfort With Chic Sweats
Yes, you can roll out of bed and still look ready for your Instagram close-up. Go for a cozy sweater, black straight-leg trousers, and classic Vans for some seriously upgraded athleisure. Add some statement earrings to take it up another notch.
How do you style your favorite pair of Vans? Show us by tagging @cfashionista in your next #OOTD on Instagram!
Featured photo by @rievictoriaaoki.