My Top Ten Women’s sneaker picks for Spring/Summer 2018

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1) Reebok Classics
2) Nike Classic Cortez
3) Converse low top platforms
4) Puma platforms
5) New Balance 420, my fave style
6) Fila ‘Disruptor’
7) Girl Force XO Gucci or Louis V Cortez style
8) Keds platform
9) Adidas Gazette
10) Vans Old Skool platform

There is nothing more comfortable (and stylish) to me than a good sneaker. I love that sneakers are a huge fashion trend that’s sticking around. I can remember when wearing sneakers with a dress or skirt was a MEGA fashion no no, but now it’s the s@#% (as long as it’s paired well of course). Every brand I click on these days while online “window shopping” has a ‘walking’, ‘lifestyle’, or ‘casual’ section because they know they have to cater to the stylish street wearability that is the sneaker trend. On my days off I like to kick it (get it) in sneakers most of the time because my feet are usually exhausted (server life). I can’t wait to get my feet into some of the sneakers I’ve been eyeing above this season. I love that brands are bringing back their classic styles with a twist. The platform trend has to be my favourite, mostly because I wear heels due to that fact that I didn’t win the lottery in terms of height, so the heeled sneaker has been quite a blessing. I think first on my list are the platform Keds canvas platform and the Reebok Classics. I’m really into those two styles at the moment and can see myself getting a lot of wear out of them.

How do you feel about sneakers and the fashion statement they’re making?

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Band tee, H&M shorts, Vans Sk8-Hi shoes, Zara sunglasses, Kate + Alex Cuffaro backpack via Winners

I may not be a skateboarder but I love these shoes. The vans Sk8-Hi’s are inspired by the low top classic Old Skool style, of which will be my next purchase but with the platform “creeper” type soul. I am a shoe girl. That’s my thing. Some girls like bags, sunglasses but I buy shoes the most. Vans are some of my favourite shoes on the market. They’re super comfy, a good price point, and go with everything when I’m going for a casual look. 

Every stylish gal and guy are rocking sneakers more than anything on their feet these days. It’s hard to walk down the street and not spot stylish sneakers like a runway/conveyor belt wanting to purchase every pair that passes by; and Vans Sk8-Hi’s, Old Skool Classics, or checkered slip-ons happen to be on 90% of those feet it seems. So like Missy, Vans are the poo so take a big whiff. 



Emerald City

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Life of Manek Bomber, Thrifted Dress, Topshop Crop Top, Checkered Vans, DIY Coker, Bittersweet Chain, Philistine Sunnies

Almost every street style savvy girl/guy has a variation of a silk bomber resting on their shoulders these days. I didn’t give into the trend right away because I didn’t want to purchase a fast-fashion version. I went out to the Spring edition of the Toronto Vintage Crawl recently on a mission to find the perfect bomber and I found it at the first store I popped into (as well as it being one of my favourite vintage shops in the city didn’t hurt,) Life of Manek. The colour and fact that it actually fit would have got me to purchase it anyways but guys it was $5! The vintage crawl is so great and supporting local shops is a shopping rule I live by. I hardly shop at any malls anymore unless I’m looking for something very specific that I’ve seen in a magazine, on another human or just browsing the new trends of the season.

This post contains some of the things I think every fashion conscious girl, even guy, should have readily available in their closet this Summer: colourful sunnies, a leather choker, checkered vans, denim overalls and a sweet coloured bomber jacket. Having just a few trendy pieces at affordable prices that you can seamlessly coordinate endless outfits with will make your life that much easier when getting dressed for the heat.

This jacket also brought back a really cute memory for my mother. I had it hanging up one day when I took it off and she looked at it like she saw a ghost. She said she couldn’t believe I was wearing that jacket and that she had owned practically the same one when she was younger, not to mention it was green. Her and all her girlfriends used to wear them together. I’ve always been inspired by my mom’s old photos and the fashions, but I had no IDEA her’s was green! Funny right!?

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