Posted on August 18th 2019 by
For as long as I can remember, I love to wear sneakers with dresses more than anything in the world. And as I’m writing this article, I’m sitting behind my laptop outside at the pool, wearing my new Reebok Club C-85 Vintage sneaker with a long floral linen dress. Heaven! In fact, the Reebok Club C-85 Vintage sneakers are a favorite in our household; Thomas and James were the first to own a pair, and now finally I have my own pair! Needless to say, Stella is asking for a pair now too…
Now for I think as long as YOU can remember ME, you know me as the girl who wears a pair of sneakers with her gown during Haute Couture Week in Paris. And you also know this doesn’tonly happens during that week… in my ideal world, this is my go-to look. I’m sometimes joking that it is one of my dreams to drop off the kids at school in a little couture dress, with my Reebok Club C-85 Vintage sneakers, yet, I have so many dreams to work hard for that I obviously have the remove “couture” from the equation for now, and go for any opulent dress that comes my way that allows me to run from uptown to downtown, and back.
And the “running” part definitely remains part of the equation, because there’s never enough hours in the day, and I’m always in a hurry and literally done with the blisters on my feed from any other shoe than my favorite pair of Reeboks. What I love so much about this pair is that they look like they’ve been literally brought back from the past. When Thomas saw them – and the one he has are less “vintage” looking – he was like “these have been saved from the 80s and sold now!”. Obviously this isn’t the case, because Reebok’s use of materialsadvanced with time, but the design is SO GOOD. So it’s really just as a compliment towards the incredible “new” vintage look they have. Needless to say, they have an easy color combination, which goes with anything. I combined it with a green dress that is similar to the green in the sneaker. A perfect coincidence!
Now I hear you think “ what if I am not the person to wear sneakers with dresses, how should I wear these vintage Reebok Club C-85 Vintage kicks?”. Well, this is quite simple, because you can basically pair them with everything, but WHAT I WOULD wear them with otherwise is a pair of jeans, cropped, and a simple slightly oversized t-shirt tucked in, OR a pair of denim shorts and a men’s shirt. Maybe add a Havana straw hat, or a pair of black or white sunglasses. They get you ready for life in the city, running from meeting to meeting, or picking up the kids. All in the perfect Retro Style!
Thank for the awesome sneakers Reebok, I loved working with them, and I can’t wait to wear them this fashion month!
Photos by Youn Jung Kim