Fresh Ways to Style the Iconic Sneakers That've Been Around Since the '60s

ICYMI, sneaker trends have been coming in fast and furious as of late, from chunky-soled "dad" sneakers to throwback styles. But there's one iconic sneaker style in particular that's proven to be a mainstay among the fashion crowd: Vans. I say iconic because the sneakers emerged in Southern California in 1966 and were quickly adopted by Venice Beach's skateboarding scene thanks to their flat, sticky soles (ideal shoes for skating!). I'm a big fan of these sneakers: I own a pair of low-tops and high-tops I wear at least once a week, so naturally I'm always on the hunt for brand-new ways to style them. Ahead, see how to wear Vans in fresh new ways for 2018, and then shop the chicest styles.

A simple tank dress and the Old Skool Vans makes for an ideal summer outfit.

Fashion girls love dressing down their ladylike essentials with classic checkerboard Vans.

The streetwear crowd is into spicing up their Vans outfits with neon brights and fannypacks.

The low-top styles are the perfect way to showcase a fun pair of socks.

I can't get enough of a power suit contrasted by slip-on Vans.

Go monochrome and let the kicks really stand out.

I like to add in subtly edgy details when I wear mine, like super-cuffed jeans and a canvas belt.

Pair a romantic dress with high-top Vans.

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