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
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.
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.
[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.
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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.
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Pictures by the lovely Posy Quarterman.