Friends. You know I love a good sneaker, a good pattern, and of course anything in black and white. My friend Carrie had a pair of the classic checkerboard Vans last fall, and I’ve been thinking about them ever since. Emily recently wore some in one of her posts, too, highlighting the love in my heart for these shoes, yet again.

So, a few weeks ago I decided to make the plunge back into my ’90s childhood and order a pair. I also, of course, picked up a rainbow pair for Sienna at the same time. I knew I liked these classic Vans, but I didn’t know they’d become my new favorite summer sneaker. They just make outfits look cooler and more fun, and you know I’m all about an interesting shoe. Plus, they’re super-flattering with shorts (you know I’m picky about those) and dresses (stay tuned.) They’re easy to slip on and off, quick to break-in, and the black and white patterned-goodness, I love.

 Rockin’ Classic Checkerboard Vans Slip-Ons 

Like a solid '90s throwback, TME is all over Classic Vans Slip-ons...again. All the heart eyes for black & white checkerboard sneakers...a summer fave.

Like a solid '90s throwback, TME is all over Classic Vans Slip-ons...again. All the heart eyes for black & white checkerboard sneakers...a summer fave.

Like a solid '90s throwback, TME is all over Classic Vans Slip-ons...again. All the heart eyes for black & white checkerboard sneakers...a summer fave.Like a solid '90s throwback, TME is all over Classic Vans Slip-ons...again. All the heart eyes for black & white checkerboard sneakers...a summer fave.

There are wild bunnies in Cannon Beach, y’all! That’s where we were for a couple of days last weekend (and it was freezing, btw). Here’s me oogling the tiniest one. Omg.

How The Classic Vans Slip-Ons Fit

I’d say they run true to size or ever so slightly big. I tried a half size down, and they were just a little too short on me, so I went with my regular size. If you’re between, size down a 1/2 for a good fit. They come in a few other colors, too. I’m a black and white classics gal, but the others are super-fun.

Outfit Details

Vans Classic Slip Ons: LOVE these. They take a couple of wears to break in, but they’re awesome when they do. The perfect casual-but-interesting summer sneaker to wear with everything. They’d be a great travel sneaker. TTS. Also, here are a few sizes on Amazon.

Everlane Lightweight Hoodie: You may remember this from my previous post, but it’s the perfect summer-weight hoodie and a great length on me at 5’4″. TTS. Wearing a Small.

[BLANKNYC] High-Rise Shorts: Love these. They are stretchy and flattering, and long enough without being too long. I thought I could pull off midi shorts with flats, but nah. These short legs need shorter shorts with sneakers. I sized up to a 28 as I typically do in shorts.

Everlane Form Bag: Review coming soon. I love this bag, and how chic and structured it is. I use it everyday right now.

Victoria Emerson Bracelet: LOVE these! They’re fun and summer and mine has SKULLS. Looks like my exact one is sold out, so I linked to a white one with skulls, but here’s another fav of mine.

Shop Classic Vans Slip-ons

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Are you a Vans girl, too? I have loved their high tops for years as well, but this summery slip on is just so easy and good for this time of year. Don’t worry, Converse, I’m sure I’ll be back to you again, too, but Vans are definitely having a moment and I’m down for it.

xo,

L

Hey, friends. Hop on over to follow me on Instagram @laurajansenstyle to see more of what I’m up to in Portland, Oregon. If you want to shop my current pieces I’m loving and wearing, head over to My Closet!

Pictures by the lovely Posy Quarterman.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I do love a good pair of Vans. Especially over Chucks, which for some reason I find super uncomfortable. These look adorable on you! Also, I love this format with the store/site and price with the picture. So convenient!!! ??

  2. I tried Vans last year because one of my friend’s raved about them and I was blown away with how comfortable they are! Way more comfortable for me than Converse or even Tom’s. Thanks for highlighting them! Those shorts look so cute and what I’m looking for.

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