Look Book Chapter 9: Turkish Vest & Supra Trainers

Uncategorized August 27, 2014


These shoes may appear ordinary to the naive eye. However, they are far from it. These are my Crown Coalition Supras (yes they are for men) which are a stellar all season shoe that is a must have for every trainer junkie. Their regal velvet-y texture and chain make me feel like a princess in trainers (sorry — I had to lol). Whether its winter or a beach stroll after long boarding, I wear these shoes constantly. I acquired mine at So Hip it Hurts on Queen st. W in Toronto, which is an amazing spot for finding Supra trainers. Unfortunately, these are limited edition and pretty rare, so finding them online would be your best bet.

The look I styled these trainers with is a testament to their versatility. My levi shorts and backwards vest keep the look chilled, yet textured (dimension is key). Since I hate wearing jewellery at the beach ( I have a tendency to lose everything), texture is a great alternative that still adds interest in a look.

Random anecdote: Of all the pieces in this look, my lace vest has the most interesting back story. When I was in Bodrum Turkey two years ago, I haggled for this (allegedly) handmade lace vest. The man selling it was initially charging 65 euros, but I managed to get him down to 19 by saying it was the only money I had left for the rest of my trip. Once I brought the vest home, I found it difficult to style as one would normally wear a vest. However, once flipped around, it turned into an amazing bikini cover up top that I wear all the time.

Moral of the story: Don’t like how an item is looking? Flip it backwards. Also, if you get the opportunity to own limited edition Supras, do it! You won’t regret it. Promise :).

What I’m Wearing
Vest: Market in Bodrum, Turkey
Shorts: Levi’s Urban Renewal
Bikini top: Rip Curl
Trainers: Supra Crown Coalition
Cross-body bag: Cole Haan
Hat: Goorin Bros
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Comments 4

  1. marlenameow says on August 27, 2014

    Ooooh those shoes are fancy! Love them! I also like that backwards vest idea: I’ve done it once with a button down vest (makes a low cut back!) but not recently. Plus I like how yours is flowy and pretty.

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