If you’ve invested in a new pair of Vans, but aren’t quite sure how to style them, then you’re definitely not alone. Whether you’re curious about what colours to pair with different patterns or what type of Vans shoe to start with, wearing Vans is an art.
The key to tackling life “Off The Wall” is to wear Vans with confidence. We built this brand back in 1966 in the hills of Anaheim, California, to inspire people to conquer the unexpected headfirst. After all, the Vans #95, known as the Era, has endless different colour combinations and has long been the shoe of choice for a generation of skateboarders. Even in 2021, the signature Era shoe was re-released with a blueprint graphic to further satisfy a modern audience.
As you consider how to wear Vans, consider three specific elements: the size, style, and design of the shoe. Before you reach for your board, our experts will explore how to dress with Vans and what to wear with your new favourite Vans shoes.
Can you wear Vans with sweatpants?
Yes, you can wear Vans with sweatpants for a night in or a day out. From Sk8-Hi's to authentic originals, keep an eye out for key features, including the material of your loungewear, the style of the hem, and the length for optimal fit.
With many people working from home in recent months, loungewear has become a total must-have. While some shoes are too formal to wear with sweatpants, Vans are an on-trend alternative to classic trainers. Complete the look with a sweatshirt, tank top, or a simple, crisp white t-shirt.
How to wear Vans with jeans
Vans pair well with all styles of denim. While they are easy to style with jeans, you can wear the same pair of Vans for both casual and formal events. Keep an eye out for key features, including the style of the jeans you’re wearing, whether your Vans are hi-top or low-top shoes, and the colour of the shoes.
If you are not quite sure where to start, consider wearing High Top Vans with your favourite pair of skinny jeans. Then, layer a denim jacket over a white t-shirt to further capitalise on this season’s denim trend.