How I Style The Classic Vans Old Skools

If you have read the blog for a while you will know just how much I have wanted a pair of Vans Old Skool's in the black and white colour way, well for Christmas my parents got me a pair and I am in love with them already. I haven't been able to wear them as much as I would have liked due to the current situation but I have been piecing outfits together ready for when I can get out and about in them.  I think I under estimated just how great owning a pair of these sneakers would be as when it came to working out outfits for them I was honestly spoilt for choice, they go with 90% of my wardrobe which is fantastic as I know I am definitely going to get my wear out of them, this is thanks to the super simple silhouette of the sneaker that just makes them really versatile and I know that I am going to be able to wear these all year round thanks to how simple yet classic they look. So here are the outfits I am definitely going to be wearing with the Vans Old Skools... 

For me this is a classic look for me and is one that I tend to opt for a lot of the time but now I am loving it even more as I think that the Vans make it look a bit smarter than a normal pair of sneakers. I loving wearing my red and black flannel shirt open with a plain black t-shirt underneath and a pair of skinny black jeans. This just gives it a more casual look than having the shirt buttoned up which I only do if I am wanting to feel a bit smarter. I think this is definitely a smart casual look but the Vans just make it seem a bit more dressed up and smarter than it actually is. The colours of the Vans work well with the rest of the outfit too and don't stand out for the wrong reasons. 

Honestly I don't know what I am going to do when these checked pants really don't fit me anymore as a lot of my favourite outfits revolve around them. The black/grey & white pants from Matalan have a small checked detail and my favourite way to wear them is with a plain black t-shirt which is normally slim fit but unfortunately I don't have any of those that fit me at the moment. The Vans just keep with the black and white scheme of this outfit and look really good with the clothing. This is definitely my go to smart casual outfit and one that I love wearing for going out or being in the office as it is really comfortable. If you can recommend any pants like these please let me know as I definitely need a replacement pair.

This is another look I am definitely going to be wearing for work. I treated myself to some long sleeved polo shirts to smarten myself up for work and I love how it looks with my black skinny jeans and my Vans. The maroon just adds a little bit of colour to the outfit without it being too in your face and keeping it looking smarter. To be honest I probably wont stick to just wearing this for work, I would also wear this if I was off out of going somewhere nice shopping and I wanted to make a bit more of an effort. I think these will also work nice with my grey version of this top too. 

Finally we have an outfit that could very easily become a go to outfit for the weekends and shopping trips. I got this Space Jam hoodie for Christmas and it has already become one of my favourite hoodies as I love the grey of the material with just the small Space Jam logo. Sometimes the logos can be too in your face however, this one is perfect as it is a good size and is central so even layered you could still see the detail. Teamed up with the skinny jeans and Vans I think it gives off a casual relaxed look perfect for those colder days. 

It has taken me too long to get a pair of these and I am starting to regret how long it has taken me. I have always been fan of the Vans clothing but I started to go off the sneakers but I think these might end up making me fall in love with the sneakers again. 

I just can't get over how good these sneakers look with a variety of different items in my wardrobe, I honestly like them already that much that I think when it comes to replacing them when they are beat up I will definitely be repurchasing them. I now want to add the hi top version and grey version into my sneaker collection so who knows I might end up with them in the near future. Keep an eye out on the blog for seeing how I plan on styling these for the warmer weather. 

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