Kicking It Old Skool

lifestyle blogger emily ravenna of the hip suburban shares how to wear vans old skools

While I definitely appreciate fashion’s trend towards comfort/athleisure over the past few seasons, I’ve always struggled with how to incorporate some of these sportier pieces into my wardrobe. I particularly struggle with sneakers. I own them all – from Stan Smiths and Gazelles to Converses and the sportier Nike Juvenates. Every time I buy a pair, I picture myself looking Brooklyn-girl cool (hey, I did live in Williamsburg for a hot minute back in 2013). But in practice, most of these kicks have only made it out of my closet a handful of times – with the exception of my white Vans Old Skools, scored at a surf shop a few years ago. The Vans Old Skools first made their debut in 1977 featuring the now-iconic “jazz stripe,” and I was thrilled to see my beloved Old Skools making a comeback this past spring. Through some trial and error, I’ve developed my own guidelines for rocking these iconic sneaks IRL.

My main rule: pair them with something unexpected. In this case, a high-fashion handbag and swingy wide-leg pants in a drapey crepe.

I plan on sporting my Old Skools throughout the upcoming season. Looking for some inspo on how to wear your favorite kicks? A few more unexpected ideas below:

  • Throw them on with a mini dress. 

 

  • Pair them with leather leggings. 

 

  • Rock them with overalls. 

 

lifestyle blogger emily ravenna of the hip suburban shares how to wear vans old skools

lifestyle blogger emily ravenna of the hip suburban shares how to wear vans old skools

lifestyle blogger emily ravenna of the hip suburban shares how to wear vans old skools

lifestyle blogger emily ravenna of the hip suburban shares how to wear vans old skools

lifestyle blogger emily ravenna of the hip suburban shares how to wear vans old skools

lifestyle blogger emily ravenna of the hip suburban shares how to wear vans old skools

lifestyle blogger emily ravenna of the hip suburban shares how to wear vans old skools

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