Throwing It Back

In the past year, I feel like I haven't been as invested or interested in trends. Instead, I find myself wanting to simplify the dressing process, and go back to the basics. Lately, so many of the old school sneakers that we grew up wearing have been having a revival (like Adidas Stan Smiths, Nike Cortez, etc). I'm really into this sneaker revolution (re-revolution?) because in my mind, it harkens back to a simpler time. This spring, Famous Footwear is carrying a selection of throwback shoes and asked me to style a pair. I picked out some Vans high tops, which have been so ubiquitous lately.

I actually didn't notice that this style of Vans was EVERYWHERE until my husband pointed it out and told me that he wanted a pair. Now he has 3 pairs! Ok he actually only asked for the classic black ones with the white stripe, but I thought that was a bit bland, so I bought him a couple of different pairs in more exciting color/fabrications (one all-leather in a nudish pink and one in grey suede). I think we are getting to that age where the nostalgia of the shoe makes us feel a little bit young again. And it's just so easy to throw them on and NGAF the way we did back in the day. In high school, I always gravitated towards Vans sneakers since they were so easily paired with any kind of outfit. My husband was the same. Funny fact: we actually went to the same high school and were only a year apart in school but never met until after college. He always wistfully ruminates about how different our lives could've been if we had met back then.

Style tip: high-top sneakers can really shorten the leg, so pairing with a high-waisted pant is a good idea! I always like to cuff my pants and show a little bit of ankle. Except when it's really cold. Then I roll them back down.

Outfit details: Striped boatneck tee and black high-waisted jeans, Gap. Suede jacket, Mango. High Top Ward Vans, Famous Footwear. Joan crossbody bag, See by Chloe.

Thank you to Famous Footwear for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.


  1. The classic vans is always a great shoe and addition to any outfit, I like how you bought them in a few different colors and fabrications, they go well with the outfit!

    ~xo Sheree

  2. It's so difficult to keep up with trends these days, I feel that we are often pressurised into buying things we don't love or don't necessarily look great on us. But you can never go wrong with a classic pair of Vans :). I love how you've worn them with high waisted jeans (so good for petite girls like me). And I am totally eyeing the nude pink Vans for myself :).


  3. Hey Darling:)
    Hows you?
    So Perfect Look, the Suede Jacket is Gorgeous:)
    And the Vans, wooow in Loveee:)
    Need it:)
    Love, Kisses
    Happy Week

  4. I have two sons and they are all big fans for Van sneakers. They are stylish yet comfortable, just go with everything you put on. Love how your style this high top sneakers. rolling up the hem of your jeans really make your leg longer!



  5. What a perfect casual outfit!
    I would choose these colors for the spring too!
    For me a combination of stripes and brown jacket always wins!


  6. I have also seen the Vans trend everywhere and strangely, I haven't yet gotten a pari of my own. It's slightly disappointing, especially being the huge sneaker head I am! I am loving the way you styled yours here. This look is simple, yet chic. The color of that jacket is also to die for!

  7. I love Vans sneakers. I use to love them so much in my high school days. Brings back a lot of memories. Love how you styled a simple denim and a funky jacket!! Great outfit girl!

    xx, Jessie

  8. Pls blog more. I miss reading your content

  9. I'm a sucker for this color in jackets (lol I have one too) and I love how casual you wore it!


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