A dash of colours

Haute Style

Having launched in the country recently, Vans, a Southern Californian brand, caters to the needs of creative and individualistic youngsters. Apart from its wide range of shoes, the brand also has a variety of apparels and accessories for boys and girls alike. Though the brand has been there for the last 40 years, it has time and again incorporated elements of current fashion keeping the sensibilities of youngsters in mind.

Creative and comfortable

The latest collection of ‘Vans’ is all about playing with colours. When it comes to shoes, one can find not only the classic colours like black, brown, grey, white and tan but also bright peppy colours like green, pink and purple.

Panchali, the business head of Vans, says that the brand is best suited for those in sports. “When the brand was launched, it was made for youngsters who are into skating and skateboarding. But over the years, it has started keeping the creative and individualistic youngsters in mind while designing. That’s why you can find a good variety of shoes in almost every colour,” she says.

When it comes to apparels, there is an assortment of printed tees, hooded T-shirts and jackets. There are long shorts and jeans for boys and three-fourth pants, jeggings, dresses and jeans for girls. Comfort is the key to each one of the looks. That’s why the fabrics used in both the clothes and shoes are breathable and easy to maintain.

“What to wear and what not to wear has become such a personal choice for today’s generation. That’s why we have brought out a collection that allows them to mix and match with ease and showcase their own creative side,” adds Panchali. So guys can actually team up their tees and jeans with a checked shirt while girls can experiment with checked pants or long jackets by teaming them up with jeans.

Panchali says that while matching one’s look to the footwear, one must be careful as it can make or break a look. She suggests that one can actually play around with colours. “If you are wearing a rather sober colour outfit, brighten it up with a dash of colour in your footwear and vice-versa,” she sums up.

Neema Thimmaiah, postgraduate, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, wore checked pants and grey shirt in which she felt at ease and cool. She completed her look by teaming it with matching shoes as well.

Punchline: “I love the fact that the colours are not too in-your-face. The entire laidback look is great for a lazy Sunday afternoon with friends.”

Price: Jeans: Rs 2999; T-Shirt: Rs 1999; Shoes: Rs 2999

Kevin Paul Prichard, II Year, St Joseph’s College of Commerce, went in for a very funky look by teaming his grey jeans with a red printed T-shirt and completing the outfit with a checked shirt and a classic styled shoe.

Punchline: “I am big fan of the brand and love the American look that it has. You don’t get to see this kind of style in the City and wouldn’t mind wearing something like this to a really nice place.”

Price: T-Shirt: Rs 1199; Jeans: Rs 2,999; Shirt: Rs 1,999; Shoes: Rs 2,499

Paramvir Yadav, II Year, Surana College, chose a light brown jeans and classic white printed tee. He completed the look by wearing a dark green and black checked shirt and matched it with tan coloured shoes.

Punchline: “Comfort is the key to my picking this look. I like the entire fit of not only the clothes but also the shoes. I will definitely wear this for an evening out with friends or family.”

Price: Jeans: Rs 3199; T-Shirt: Rs 1199; Shirt: Rs 2499; Shoes: Rs 5499

Suraj Mane, I Year, Surana College, went for dark coloured jeans and teamed it with a printed white T-shirt and a red and white checked shirt and matched the shoes accordingly.

Punchline: “The collection has a lot of scope for mix and match and an array of colours that are available even in footwear makes it easier to create a look. I really like the colours and will wear this for a party.”

Price: Jeans: Rs 3199; T-Shirt: Rs 1199; Shirt: Rs 2299; Shoes: Rs 3499

Nikshubha Sharma, I Year, Jyoti Nivas College, teamed a black T-shirt with blue jeggings and looked all set to hit the nearest cafe in town. The outfit really stood out with printed grey and white shoes.

Punchline: “I love the whole sporty look that this outfit gives me and it’s the perfect outfit for a day out with friends.”

Price: Top: Rs 2499; Jeggings: Rs 2799; Shoes: Rs 3599


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