There's just something so freeing and relaxed about going sans-socks. Every year I seek out a new pair of shoes to herald the summer months and this year one of the options I'm pondering is a pair of Native Shoes. These slip on shoes may look like a chicer version of Crocs and both are made out of a rubbery material, but trust me on the fact that this is where the similarities end.
Native Shoes are hot, local (what up Vancity?) and tons of other amazing things: they're light, washable, odor-resistant, shock absorbent, anti-bacterial, waterproof and come in a rainbow of colors and patterns.
I got my hands on a pair from the new SS14 collection and tried out a couple different ways to style these slip-ons to see how they might fit into my summer wardrobe:
|Tank, scarf: Old navy | Pants: TopShop | Bracelet: Olive+Piper | Purse: Aldo Accessories|
It's all about the accessories when it comes to summer dressing. I like to keep things simple and functional with a versatile scarf and a trendy purse.
|Sweatpants: Oak+Fort | Denim shirt: Forever 21 | Tank: TopShop | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Bracelet: UraniumMTL|
You can also never go wrong by dressing like one of the boys in a casual tank and sweatpants. Keep it chic though with your accessories and look for tapered sweats like these fabulously comfy ones from Oak+Fort!
You can shop for Native Shoes around Vancouver at Below the Belt, J2, El Kartel and others, as well as online.