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Friday find: heaven is a half pipe

skate style inspired yellow silk shirt with vans

Back to the office with a serious high heel hangover, it seems the party posse are all too happy to shelve the sequins in lieu of footwear with serious feel good factor as 2017 kicks off with a far more rebellious edge. Channelling their inner Courtney Love on the 90s fashion trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down, the style set is taking low top footwear to new heights with this newest shoe style to send IT girls off to the skate park for inspiration – the Vans Old Skool. Things are starting to smell a lot like teen spirit this season…

Built for park rats on the Sol Cal scene circa 69, the Vans Old Skool sneaker has long been hailed as THE low top of choice for an ever evolving ride or die wrecking crew. A style statement on and off the half pipe, the seemingly simple rubber-soled style has recently been welcomed into the wild world of high fashion, with urban vanguards and fashion authorities giving the monochrome skate shoe a taste of 21st-century kerb appeal. Worn with work chic suiting and sleek sportswear alike, the luscious lace-up is fast becoming our favourite stiletto antidote.

Packed with skater girl overtones and boyish charm, get a lesson in kick flip cool as the VAUGHAN girls show you how to embrace this affordable classic with all the Ollie attitude of a Tony Hawk fan girl!

Playing with the endless frivolity of the gender XY movement, androgynous silhouettes and long line shapes make this fun spring trend piece really pop. Seen on the streets of NYC with increased frequency as trend insiders embrace the languorous nature of the pre-spring badlands, shape-shifting separates and light fabrics help welcome in this anti-hero statement piece with a surprising ease…

Worn in lieu of the formal mule or tired Adidas All-Star, the Vans Old Skool works well with luxurious fabrics and designer labels like these white trim crêpe pants from Valentino; worn with the drawstring tie lazily left on show, we’ve gone big and bold and styled these wide leg pants with a shock of colour!

Purchased larger than your normal size, this canary yellow silk shirt from our seasonal Bettie collection is the ideal colour infusion to shake up mid-season minimalism and reignite your passion for festive summer hues.

We’re wearing this California Sunshine Yellow shirt tucked loosely into the low-rise waistband of these pyjama-esque pants and adding a touch of throwback 60s swagger with these Chanel round rim sunnies.

Topped off with a fashion covetable that underpins the whole high-low allure of the fashion underdog theme, nothing says kerbside queen better than the Chloé Faye bag with nostalgic heavy metal chain adornment.

An indie anthem told through the finest urban essentials, these subculture skate shoes are the only way to roll this season. Sack off the Stan Smiths and join the newest urban tribe to embrace the Old Skool trainer trend with the skater’s old faithful, Vans.

Pictured: VAUGHAN Bettie silk shirt in California Sunshine Yellow, Valentino crepe pull on pants, Chloé handbag, Chanel vintage sunnies at 1stDibs, Vans Old Skool shoe.

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