Five days ago, I turned 24 years old.
I thought by this point in my life, that I would be enough of an adult to do things like cook a dinner that involves ingredients and doesn’t come from the Trade Joe’s frozen food aisle (how can you resist that gorgonzola gnocchi though). That maybe I would work out regularly or belong to a gym, and take up hobbies other than watching Netflix for hours on end. Sorry mom, but unfortunately I’m not quite there yet.
I heated up Campbell’s chicken and dumpling soup for lunch today, barely ran around the block for the first time in months on Monday, and spent a mere 3 hours re-watching The Office last night. I am by no means an adult. So why dress like one?
My favorite birthday gift I received this year was a pair of Vans Canvas Old Skools in black/ true white. Although I feel like I’m regressing to my days as Avril Lavigne’s number one fan, when black eyeliner raged and I donned my tresses with temporary pink streaks, I like to think this is different. I am 24. I am somewhat of an adult, and my shoe- wear reflects this time in my life. I’m not a kid anymore, but I don’t take myself too seriously.
Vans are an American staple, just as Converse, Adidas and Nike that have come before them. They’ve transitioned from the world of athletics to the street style catwalk (otherwise known as the sidewalk), and have grown up along with their wearers.
Vans are no longer exclusively for the skateboarders and punk rock devotees, but have been seen on the likes of Alexa Chung, Kate Foley, Hailey Baldwin, and even Kim Kardashian. Whether they’re paired with a monochromatic head to toe look, a menswear inspired suit, a band tee and jeans, or a floral frock, Vans are a true Street Style essential.