These $60 Sneakers From 1977 Are Back

We’re sure you’ve already noticed, but 2018 has been officially marked as the year of streetwear. It’s safe to say that this cool-girl category encompasses a large variety of pieces ranging from cutoff sweatshirts to cargo pants. Lately, we’ve been noticing skate attire as a growing trend in streetwear. Scrolling through our Instagram feeds, we can’t help but see our favorite fashion girls wearing outfits featuring checkered Vans.

After a little more digging, this old-school slip-on sneaker is officially back on our radar. The black-and-white checkered shoes have become iconic among skaters and non-skaters alike. Created in 1977 in Southern California, these classic shoes teem with the laid-back vibes of the West Coast—what better shoes to slip on and off during the summer?

Of course, when fashion girls catch on to this skate scene staple, we know they’re onto something; the graphic shoes add an edge to any outfit, no matter what you wear. To illustrate our point, we rounded up our favorite looks featuring this Vans classic—they might just become your favorite shoes for the summer.

Layer a simple T-shirt over a slip dress for a dressed-down, casual look with an air of polish.

A minimal graphic T-shirt will always look cool.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Wear this for any occasion.

Available in sizes 0 to 4.

When wearing a denim jacket with a graphic tee, the checkered sneakers will finish off your classic outfit.

Because you need a classic denim jacket.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Mix and match your prints with a cool embroidered pantsuit and the graphic sneakers. You’ll be surprised how well this combination works.

Finish off a monochromatic look with the shoes to add another level of dimension to your ensemble.

You’ll get so much wear out of this tank.

Available in sizes 0X to 3X.

Dungarees are always so comfortable.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Yes, you can wear this skater staple with a more romantic trend like a ruffled blouse. The sneakers will give your look an edge of cool.

You need these chic trousers for work.

Available in sizes 38 to 48.

You can’t go wrong with a summery yellow T-shirt and a pair of denim shorts for your go-to summer outfit. Checkered Vans will make this look California cool.

Such a great color for summer.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Perfect for all your summer get togethers.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

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