Or in this case, the comeback sneaker. Now that $600+ hidden wedge sneakers are all the rage, my wallet and vanity have directed me back to the way of Vans. Mind you, I’m wholly aware that even Vans now have a price tag of $300+, but not if you, like me, rather enjoy kicking it old school. I’m talking back when Tony Hawk was still cool before all that shit came out with him cheating on his wife and all. Not cool Tony, not cool. The classic checkered Vans however are pretty rad. And what’s spring anyway without graphic black and white prints?? I kick around in these bad boys wearing everything from pouffy dresses to cut-off jorts, and even skinny jeans (ahem Uniqlo makes the best). I seriously doubt Tony Hawk is going to make an epic comeback (at least he’s not in the doghouse like that douche Lance), but the sneakers stand a chance. How do you style your kicks??
I imagine most people don’t have the budget for Isabel Marant, Laurent, Chanel and the like. I certainly don’t. Sadly though I’m cursed with a deep love for all things couture, luxe, and high fashion. It’s a shame to have champagne taste and a PBR sort of budget, but alas, such is life.
In an era in which we are inundated with fashion though, it’s inevitable that even the most sought after, high end item is going to be replicated. Here is where the fashion mecca Zara comes into play. Sweet lord they make some bad ass knock-offs…and in a lot of cases, they do it better than the original. You want to excommunicate me now? Fine. So be it, but let me at least take my awesome, fraction of the price, designer knock-offs with me.
In one more ode to the knock-off, Forever 21 is batting a thousand this season. No joke they’ve got some pieces that kind of actually put Isabel to shame. God don’t quote me on that, or maybe do. Hell, go for it. Why? Because this is some good shit lollipop! I’m actually dying to get this one embroidered shirt, and it’s a grand total of $24.00 Yes, yes I will be purchasing it quite soon thank you very much.
And seriously, can we all just agree that the pictured Zara outfit is beautiful? Throw a jean jacket over that and BAM! Gotta get those shorts…