Vans slip-on sneakers are no longer exclusive to middle school mall-rats in baggy tees and denim cut-offs. Popular fashion bloggers and runway models have been spotted sporting stylized skate shoes as a comfortable, effortlessly cool option to classic flats. But be careful, ladies. You don’t want to end up looking like the “sk8er boi” that Avril Lavigne said “see ya later” to circa 2002. Here are 6 skate shoe picks for chic outfits!
The easiest way to style the slip-on sneaker is by incorporating them into some monochrome, loungy, menswear-inspired pieces. Think flitted blazers and slouchy pants.
Worried that the trend’s too casual? Look for a solid-colored pair with some pony-hair, leather, or perforations to add texture to outfits feeling a bit plain. Shoot for black, white, or beige if you don’t want to worry about matching colors.
If you’re having a hard time letting go of your heels, or if you’re afraid of looking too much like a kid, find a pair of flatforms to boost your height. Treat them as you would a pair of classic flats to tone down an outfit without losing any edge.