One style of shoes that I’ve consistently been rocking since middle school are Vans. They are classic and extremely versatile. If you want a pair that match any outfit but are slightly edgier, black Old Skools are perfect. On the other hand, if you’re looking to step out of your comfort zone and wear a pair of shoes that adds a bold pop to your outfit, the Checkerboard Slip-Ons are the way to go. I’m also a huge fan of Sk8-Hi’s.
Earlier this year, I braved the cold with one of my best friends, Avery Wilson, for this photoshoot and it was beyond worth it. We kept it simple but edgy with minimal lighting, band tees, ripped jeans, and leather.
I love the androgyny of this coat. I think the leather pants really transform the outfit to something completely different and more interesting than a simple pair of jeans. I paired it with a navy top because who says you can’t mix navy and black?
Avery is stunning and can pull off anything. For this night, she went with a very minimal color palette: black and white. You can never go wrong with a predominately black outfit and a fun pair of shoes, especially if there is a graphic tee involved. The fraying at the bottom of her pant leg makes her jeans way more fun than just a plain black pair and the white western inspired belt adds the perfect touch. Too cold for a t-shirt? Throw on a classic leather jacket.