The Sk8-Hi is one of Vans most iconic silhouettes. Originally known as “Style 38” this shoe has evolved from a practical skate shoe to an increasingly popular everyday wear shoe. Moving away from the classic canvas Vans are experimenting with further fashionable materials and designs.
The Sk8-Hi used for this outfit build features a perforated premium leather upper in a clean all white colourway. This makes it easily matched with any outfit colour coordination whilst adding a luxe edge to the outfit.
With these Vans being a premium leather giving the shoe a smart exclusive look, we decided to style these with rolled up cigarette trousers. We kept the outfit minimalistic with mainly monochrome tones and highlights of baby pink as it is a popular colour for this season and compliments the black and white well. The top half of the outfit being more relaxed with just a block pink jumper and coach jacket complimented with a smarter bottom half creating the perfect smart casual hybrid for daily wearing.
The Sk8-Hi’s they work well with cropped bottoms so they are shown off to their best potential, which could also be in the style of a skirt if you're making the outfit more feminine. With the perforations giving the shoe a sporty vibe these would also pair up well with a pair of cropped leggings.
These sneakers look good with and without socks. We chose to style them with pink high socks featuring white stripes which emphasise the colour of the shoes and also tie in well with the white stripe on the side of the trousers.
The key to this look is keeping the colour palette quite minimalistic and letting the shoes express the detail. These Sk8-Hi Vans are also available in a Black colourway for an alternative monochrome colour or an Amberlight colourway if you prefer warm mellow tones.
Tag @soleheaven or #Teamsoleheaven to show us how you style your Sk8-Hi’s as we would love to see how everyone else styles theirs, or maybe you could try and replicate this look with a few alterations, let us know if we inspired you and helped you get into the creative spirit.
Vans Sk8-Hi Slim Perforated in Blanc/Blanc (shown in post)
Vans Sk8-Hi Slim Perforated in Black
Vans Sk8-Hi Slim Perforated in Amberlight