Growing up in Los Angeles definitely inspired my style to be very beachy and street-wear esque. Spending a lot of time on the boardwalk and skate park areas which are heavily influenced by the Dogtown era of Santa Monica made my shoe of choice at times pretty skater girl. In middle school I loved my slip on canvas Vans and colored low top Converse. Though my own kick game has evolved over the years I always appreciate the classic brands. I’ve also come to realize that the first thing I check out in a guy is his shoes. I mean, if his shoes are weird then he might be too.
From Converse to Vans to Nikes, I just love sneakers (As I type this in Pavement Coffehouse, I’m sporting my favorite pair of fuchsia pink Nike Frees.) Similar to what I saw in the style of London dwellers, Boston has made that love transferable because the Bean is such a walking city. While I still have my classic high-top Converse and specialty Nikes from Undefeated, I’ve added a few “crave” sneakers to my lust list.
I love how some of my favorite bloggers style their sneakers, like Aimee from Song of Style and Julie from Sincerely Jules, but I also turn to my college campus for sneaker inspiration and am always looking for new shoe looks from my peers.