I haven’t bought new shoes in a very long time… mostly because I’m cheap and picky. HA! But my family and friends will tell you how much I really do love shoes. A nice pair of does a whole lot to complete the look of an outfit.
One of my favourite pairs is a set of Vans Surf SF. It’s a great pair for spring/summer to slip on and go. They are also so unbelievably comfortable too! I ended up buying two pairs in different colours a couple of summers ago.
Now that I’ve been shopping to amp up my wardrobe, I find myself thinking about replacing these Vans. Although I’ve seen the model in stores, I can’t seem to find the right colour. I decided to check out the Vans website to see what’s available and found these gems!
I am madly in love with the bold and bright colours. I also love the striping and prints. The only issue is that I can’t find them in Canada in my size… *insert crying emoji here*. I even checked the Vans store here in downtown Toronto but they did not have this print in this style. And naturally, the Vans website was sold out when I checked.
Maybe it’s not meant to be but a guy can dream, right?
I’ve lived in Canada all my life and I still don’t know how to dress for the weather. I think spring in Toronto is the hardest season out of all of them as well. You wake up, it’s a crisp and windy morning, so you bundle up. By the time lunch rolls around, it’s a balmy and humid sun-filled day. And then the next day… it snows.
Bring on the layers! Since I work early in the morning, it’s necessary to wear a sweater or light jacket. I’ve also made it a habit of wearing a tank or t-shirt under a long sleeve button-down. This way when it warms up in the afternoon, I can tie the long sleeve around my waist and be oh so trendy (HA!).
This is the outfit I wore today… I was totally feeling myself too. I recently bought a pair of Nike Free Hypervenom 2. They’re the most expensive sneakers I’ve purchased in a very long time but they’re super comfortable.
I think James Dean is an iconic and textbook definition badass. Part of his signature look is for sure the leather biker jacket. I’ve found myself wanting a similar jacket over the past few years but being a vegan means I won’t buy a leather one and faux leather biker jackets are not always as nice (to be honest).
Since I’m not quite a rebel without a cause, I thought of ways I could modify the look to suit my personality. I came was browsing Zara’s online store and came across this look I really like.
The shirt, shoes, and jeans are all simple. It’s all about the jacket and its embellishments. The detailing on the neoprene sleeves are a fresh take on an old favourite. I even like the zippers on the jacket and think they’re well placed (I prefer buttons).
Maybe this might be a look in my spring/summer wardrobe? We’ll see…
biker look from Zara