Ok friends. You know I love hi tops about as much as I love overalls. I also know they’re not for everyone, but I think that reason is just because they are a little tricky to style, right? Maybe I love a good fashion challenge so I gravitate towards things I have to really work at to figure out. I don’t know!
What I do know is that I like that hi tops are a bit more unique and a bit tougher than regular sneakers. But I do, however, love them for their comfort. I can keep them on all day long (walking around AND running after Sienna). A few readers have asked about styling hi tops lately. Here’s what I’ve found…
Jacket 1: Comfy Moto Jacket
As with any sneaker, I think the way to make hi tops most interesting and not overly casual is to pair them with a more structured, more interesting element…like a great jacket. Of course, this is a great idea for any casual outfit, but I think it especially helps boost one where hi tops are involved.
I also think showing a little ankle is important when sporting hi tops. This time I tried turning the tongue of the shoe down a bit. You can get away with rolling your jeans up or cropping them slightly above the top of the hi top, too.
Tee: Old Billabong – but I love this one even better! Love the color.
Hi Tops: Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops (size down 1 size in Chucks -I’m usually an 8 but wear a 7.5)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Julian Mini Backpack (sold out) but the Medium Julian Backpack would hold more and be a bit better for everyday.
I love how a blazer finishes a tee and jeans in general, but paired with a hi top this outfit becomes just a bit more unexpected, which is always good in my book. There’s a bit more of an urban vibe and the blazer makes this outfit easily doable for lunch or shopping dates, casual dinners, teacher meetings, etc…when jeans, sneakers and a tee just won’t quite cut it. A cropped trench coat would work well with this look. Or this cropped jacket that I’m totally loving.
Tee: (similar) JCrew Vintage cotton V-neck Tee
Watch: The Horse
Structured Spring Jackets
Are you a hi tops fan? How do you like to style them for spring? I’m totally trying them out with gray jeans next. Obvs. #ilovegrayjeans