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