Coachella kicks off its first concert series this weekend, and before you go into full "I have nothing to wear" panic mode, we created three fresh festival-ready looks that are bound to get you noticed — and even snapped. Instead of pulling out the usual pair of cutoff shorts, show off your style cred in a denim pinafore and crisp white top, or get sporty in a pair of silk printed shorts and printed sneakers. And if you're feeling the bohemian mood, then opt for an easy maxi dress with statement accessories. Need further explanation? Click on for three easy yet eye-catching Coachella-ready outfits.
With just one day until the official start of Spring, Tibi just released an irresistibly cool exclusive sneaker collaboration with Converse and Vans. The seven-piece collection features the classic styles we're used to, but this time doused in Tibi's pretty Spring prints, showcasing colorful flowers and abstract art. Even more, each pair, priced at $125, can be customized with your own initials for an extrapersonal touch. With Spring's sporty trend in high gear, pair these cute kicks with a floral dress or denim for a cool twist on off-duty dressing. See and shop all the looks now.
Kenzo's Humberto Leon and Carol Lim just presented their Fall 2013 collection in Paris, and now they've got another reason to celebrate: the fourth edition of their collaboration with Vans.
The new collection of shoes features three lace-ups and three slip-ons, all covered with multicolored prints inspired by the spots of the clouded leopard, which the design duo used in their Spring 2013 collection for Kenzo. Prices for this collaboration aren't known yet, but all of the shoes in the two brands' last partnership retailed for $125.
Whatever the cost, the new shoes will be in Kenzo stores and at retailers like Opening Ceremony, Collette, Lane Crawford, and IT Hong Kong come April 1. Get a look at the all the shoes here in the gallery.
Photo courtesy of Vans
- Diane von Furstenberg is offering free Champagne and treats in all its boutiques tomorrow, March 8, in honor of International Women's Day. [Facebook]
- Lunch at the Louis Vuitton apartment and two seats at Victoria Beckham's next runway show are just a few of the prizes on offer from David Gandy's Ebay auction to benefit Comic Relief. Also up for grabs: a day spent with Gandy himself. [Telegraph]
- A number of handbags were stolen from Gucci's boutique in London last night after a black Mercedes-Benz crashed through the glass front doors of the flagship. [Telegraph]
Those stories and more here, in our daily news roundup.
Whitney Port attended the Vans Custom Culture Final event in Long Beach, so it makes sense that she wore a pair of its sneakers to the party. Whitney opted to pair her denim button-down with Mother Denim tropical-print jeans ($250), which Karolina Kurkova also has, a red Rebecca Minkoff ostrich-embossed bag, and Vans leopard-print sneakers ($55). We can't think of a more fabulous way to sporty up your feet, especially when worn with an all-black outfit. If you've been searching high and low for the perfect pair of sneakers to help you get in on the Hollywood sneaker craze, we think this pair is it.
>> Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have created a line of shoes for Vans that will be released this Summer.
The unisex shoes, priced around $130, will be sold in three staggered releases at Kenzo and Opening Ceremony stores — one in May, one in June, and one in July. The first edition fuses the red, blue, and green prints from Kenzo's Spring 2012 collection with the design for the Vans Era, a classic lace-up skate shoe.
Lim and Leon, the team behind Opening Ceremony, told Vogue UK that they've worn Vans for years and "liked the idea of infusing this bit of American style into the house of Kenzo."
Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony
Kristen Stewart is known for her tomboy charm, and now that she's the new face of Balenciaga, she's putting her own spin on the house's couture collections. While out in Paris, Kristen donned a dark-hued look: Joe's Abigail tank, cuffed gray skinnies by 7 for All Mankind, and her signature Vans, which she topped with a badass Balenciaga quilted motorcycle jacket. Here's a less-expensive alternative. Clear sunglasses, red nail polish, and that classic Kristen smolder finish off her edgy look. Channel your inner Kristen by layering a leather jacket over an all-black ensemble — don't forget the Vans — or style your leather topper over a black dress for a rock-chic take on evening wear.
Naomi Watts is a pro at looking comfortable and chic at the same time, and her latest travel style through Sydney's airport is no exception. The gorgeous mommy pushed her son's stroller in a white tunic, black blazer, and gray leggings, which she rolled up. But the real standouts in her airport outfit are the metallic gold Vans sneakers and fedora. They add just enough pizazz without looking too contrived. When you have a flight to catch, remember to channel Naomi's easy chic ensemble. And if you don't yet have a pair of snazzy metallic sneakers, add these Vans to your cart.
June's a month of change! With warmer temps, the end of school, and a special day dedicated to dad, it's a month full of celebrations. As we head into Summer, check out LilSugar's fun finds for the month, including cool new kicks, outdoor toys, and something just for dad! Have fun!
Just give it a zip! We've seen two classic sneaker companies get more kid-friendly this season with the introduction of a Dr. Seuss line of Chuck Taylors and Yo Gabba Gabba Vans. Now, youngsters can design their own shoes with a new line of kicks called ZIPZ.
Using a mix and match philosophy, kids buy a ZIPZ shoe sole ($18) and then zip on the top of their choice (starting at $24). Tykes can choose from colorful low-tops or Converse-inspired canvas high-tops in a variety of bright and bold patterns. When the children tire of their shoes, additional tops can be zipped on for completely new looks.
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