My college boyfriend wore Vans to prom. He showed me photos of him in his tux wearing the slip on version of the skater sneakers—they were a blue check if I remember correctly—and the image made me realize he was cooler than I had given him credit for. The fact that his prom date, who I was not convinced he was OVER, was very attractive and frustratingly blond also helped me come to this conclusion.
Vans, man! Rebellious skaters who we’re scared of but want to make out with wear them. OK maybe that was a little while ago, and I’m not sure how cool they make me now that I’m a mom with a toddler living in the suburbs. But I’ll take all the cred I can get.
Vans, exclusive to and courtesy of JD Sports; jeans, November, similar here; tank top, Mara Hoffman, similar here (on sale!); Jacket, vintage from Wallflower (check Racked SF for more on that on Thursday!), similar here.