Inspiration: a secret love for Vans


Hi allemaal!

Toen ik mijn beste vriendin zag met een paar supercoole Vans, werd ik er stiekem een beetje verliefd op. Ik behoorde vroeger tot de selecte groep van 'skaters' op de middelbare school. Er werd niet veel geskate, vooral veel gehangen en eigenlijk deden we erg weinig op zo'n dag, haha! Mijn vrienden droegen allemaal skatebroeken en Vans, dat was zo'n tien jaar geleden.

Terwijl ik met die lieve mensen die ik als mijn skatervrienden had bestempeld veel rondhing droeg ik zelf eigenlijk nooit 'skaterkleding': geen baggy jeans noch Vans. Het was eigenlijk allemaal te duur op die leeftijd. Ik was namelijk een tiener met een passie voor paarden(dure hobby) dus ik had heel weinig geld. Maar altijd heb ik al van sneakers gehouden en dan vooral Vans. Nog steeds spendeer ik zeer weinig geld aan schoenen maar zo'n twee weken geleden kwam mijn droom dan eindelijk uit: ik kocht mijn allereerste paar Vans, Era's om precies te zijn. Voor mij is het uitgeven van 50 tot 100 euro voor een paar schoenen wel redelijk duur, (ik ben een kringloper, remember?) maar ik kan eerlijk zeggen dat mijn Vans elke euro meer dan waard zijn.

Ik vind Vans super cool en ben echt helemaal verliefd op mijn zwart/grijze Era's. En er staan nog veel meer mooie, kleurrijke Vans op mijn verlanglijstje! Daarom wil ik jullie dan ook wat inspiratie laten zien, is dat niet Vantastisch? Ik vond trouwens ook een echt te gekke webshop: Pro-Shoes met een zeer uitgebreide collectie sneakers. Weet je trouwens wat ik ook vandaag bedacht? Dat het echt super cool is als je samen met je vriendje dezelfde Vans draagt! Ze zijn echt te gek voor beiden en ik kan niet wachten tot mijn vriendje ook een paar Era's koopt, dan kan hij zijn outfit matchen met die van mij. Hij is ook al groot fan en heeft een paar old-school blauwe Vans, welke je terug kan vinden in een van onze vele Thailand posts. Genoeg gekletst, laten we overgaan op wat inspiratie!

English translation
Hi ya'll

Ever since I saw one of my best friends wearing Vans, I secretly developed a crush on them. I used to be one of the 'skater kids' in highschool, you know. Not much skating involved though, more hanging around and basically doing nothing all day. My friends all wore baggy jeans and Vans, and that was something like 10 years ago.

While I was just hanging around with my skaterfriends, I never wore baggy jeans nor Vans. It was all too expensive back in the days. Keep in mind that I was a teenager with a passion for horsebackriding (expensive hobby I must confess) and thus a lack of money! But I always loved sneakers and Vans in general. I still don't spend a lot of money on shoes but two weeks ago a dream came true: I bought my very first pair of Era's! To me, spending 50 to 100 euros on shoes is a bit expensive (I'm a thriftshopper, remember?), but I can honestly say that they are worth every penny!

I consider Vans as very cool and I especially love my black/grey Era's. There are already many more on my wishlist and therefor I would like to show you some cool inspiration, isn't that Vantastic? And I also discovered a really cool webshop: Pro-Shoes with a wide variety of sneakers. And you know something really awesome that I just realised today? You AND your boyfriend can match outfits wearing the same Vans! They are super cool for both of you, and I can't wait for my boyfriend to buy an awesome colored pair of Era's. He's a fan as well and already owns some really cool old school blue colored Vans, which you can see in one of our many Thailand posts. Well, 'nuff said about Vans, here is some cool inspiration :)

xoxo Shalane



Draag samen precies dezelfde Vans of misschien juist allebei een ander kleurtje. Een leuke optie is om allebei een paar leuke 2 tone Era's te kopen. Ikzelf heb de zwart/grijze, dus misschien is een andere kleuren combinatie voor je vriend wel leuk.

You can wear the exact same Vans as your boyfriend or it would also be fun to wear different colors. A cool option is to both buy the '2 tone era's'. I own the black/white ones, so maybe a slightly different color would be lovely for your boyfriend?


Je kan Vans op zoveel manieren combineren: met een skinny jeans, shorts, rokje of een schattig floral jurkje. Er zijn zoveel mogelijkheden en Vans kunnen je standaard outfit veranderen in iets super cools!

You can combine Vans in so many different ways: with skinny jeans, shorts, skirts or with a cute floral dress. There are so many possibilities and they really turn a basic outfit into something really cool.


Hierbij dan mijn favoriete Vans voor aankomende lente en zomer. Ik houd van vrolijke, zachte kleurtjes en bohemian printjes. Zijn dit ook jouw favorieten?

My favorite Vans for upcoming spring and summer. I really love cute, soft pastel colors and bohemian prints. What are your favorites?

Vans Authentic Cockatoo // Vans Era print // Vans Era 2 tone


Zijn jullie geinspireerd geraakt? Laat me dan weten welke Vans je hebt gekocht en hoe je ze gaat combineren, ik ben super benieuwd!

Are you inspired and have you bought a pair of Vans? Let me know which ones you bought and how you would combine them!

Amy said...

Ik vind vans sowieso heel erg leuk voor de zomer en lente! Het kan bij zoveel gecombineerd worden! Erg leuke post, heel veel inspiratie (:

Fashion Oase said...

Leuke inspiratie!

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Ines said...

Oh die zijn mooi! Heb ook een paar vans, nog altijd niet beklaagd!

Janne said...

Vans zijn zo leuk! Passen overal bij :)

Faty&Sury said...

Really nice shoes!
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Jackie Harrison said...

I never try vans after seeing this pist I want obe love the pink so cool great job on the collage. Thanks for supportive comment enjoy your weekend.
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What Kenny Hearts said...

So gorgeous as usual. Happy weekend!


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Rowan - RebelliousyetRomantic said...

Jaa, dat is leuk! Als koppel dezelfde kleur Vans dragen! Ik vind ze heel cool maar voor mezelf toch net iets te stoer. Maar ik snap je liefde ervoor wel :) Liefs

KARINA ANZOATEGUI said...

wow! amazing blog! and the outfit inspiration stole my heart! ♥♥
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Love them, they are beyond cute! Thanks for stopping by! Sure I'd love to follow each other, I'm following you now on ”GFC”, ”Google+” and ”bloglovin (#485)”........hope you follow me back on all of them :)

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Marta said...

Nice post and beautiful photos! Love the shoes!

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Stephanie Gille said...

Let the festivals begin!
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Sakuranko said...

Oh very lovelies shoes!
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Eline said...

Vans zijn super gaaf, leuke inspiratie!
Liefs

Federica Fila said...

I love this shoes! :)
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Rachel Kromdijk said...

wauw lovely, hele gave foto's xliefs

Marijn said...

Vans zijn echt awesome. Zelf heb ik ook nog steeds geen paar, maar dat komt zeker nog wel (:

Vanessa said...

Beautiful post. ;-)
Lovely greets Nessa

angelichic said...

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Liese said...

Superleuke post! Ik vind het plaatje met het bloemenrokje met de Vans er onder echt helemaal super :)

Liefs,
Liese

Nikahri said...

Beautiful combinations, I love Vans too!

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Seraphina.likes.beauty said...

I really like your blog!
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fashionsbit said...

Love these shoes too, I love the mint coloured one at the end of post. Lovely!
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Tasia Wijayanti said...

Hi! Thanks for the kind comment on my blog dear!
Great post! I agree, Vans is vantastic :D
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xx

OneLemon said...

I love vans too and those are totally rad ones but te mint is gorgeous!

eni k. said...

I like very much this shoes.....especially this pink and grey!!! Kisses,
Eni

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Staysya Dinka said...

I love Vans!♥♥



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Ireland S said...

I love the all the cute sneaks!Let me know if you would like to follow each other.
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muffliato9 said...

I don't have Vans. Maybe someday I'll buy :) But I like mint and neon pink the most!

You asked about follow. Great idea. I followed and I am waiting for you :) xx
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What Kenny Hearts said...

Hi dear! Looking forward to your next post.


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nathalie said...

Super leuk! En Vans zitten ook zo lekker!
xx
Nathalie
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Dressed with soul said...

Those shoes are so lovely and you created such inspiring outfits!

And thank you for your pleasant comment on my blog! I checked your blog and I like it <3 Of this cause I would like to follow you on gfc and/or bloglovin. It would be great if you come again to my blog to follow me – then I will follow you immediately back.

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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MITCH said...

Vans is always a good choice whenever it comes to simple outfit! love it.

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Amanda Mércuri said...

Não estou conseguindo seguir ninguém pelo GFC! :(

Ótimo domingo!

Beijo! ^^

Chiara Giatti said...

I used to have a simple blue pair of Vans and I loved them!
Chiara
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Reneta Kanevska said...

Thank you so much for your comment! Yes, I would be so happy if we support each other on GFC, Facebook and maybe Bloglovin!
I will follow right back, just let me know!

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Kayleigh said...

Ik ben zelf heel erg gek op fans! Heb een rood paar en zwart. Je kunt ze werkelijk overal mee combineren!

Kayleigh said...

Ik bedoel Vans haha :-p

Begoña A said...

I love vans, but I have not any yet, the mint ones you show us are so pretty!!
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Vanessa Ciliberto said...

I love vans!

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All About The Style said...

Heel leuk! Ik ben dol op Vans!

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ThefashionFlite said...

Vans have been my fav too. they are such a comfort to my feet.
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annick tamoto said...

vans are comfy and they're somehow, very chic and goes with a lot of outfits.. id love to own a few more pairs. lovely post! x

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Dressed with soul said...

Thanks for following - it´s a pleasure for me that I already followed you on bloglovin <3 Unfortunately gfc is not working at the moment ...

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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Estefania Laguna Etchemendi said...

I love your post,kisses.
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Milla Kjaer said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the second outfit!!!!!

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Nery Hdez said...

Great post doll :)

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Milky Rabbit said...

great post, love them!! :)
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