If we’re talking fashion, there’s absolutely *one* thing that stuck out from Hallie’s and my trip to Paris a few weeks ago… Stan Smiths.
I’ve been seeing these shoes everywhere over the last few months. Celebs, streetstyle blogs, fashion shows, you name it. Stan Smiths are the sneaker to be wearing right now! But, at least here in Chicago, you don’t see everyday girls on the street wearing them… yet. Hallie and I were blown away by the sheer number of Stan Smiths we could spot on the street at any given minute. Think of the number of swan floats on your Instagram feed over Memorial Day weekend… Or the number of guys wearing boat shoes on a summertime Saturday. Literally, EV-ER-Y-ONE. So naturally, Hallie and I each bought a pair (or two) on the plane ride home. The French ladies just seemed so chic… No matter if they were wearing their Stan Smiths with jeans or a dress, they looked effortless and put-together at the same time. Goals, girl. #GOALS
And if you’re one that’s all about the thrill of the hunt… Get ready! These are so dang hard to find. Well, in your preferred color and size, that is. It should come to no surprise that navy was my number one choice when it came to my Stan Smiths! I ordered this pair without actually realizing that the navy was embossed with some sort of print. (Seriously, I ordered them from 30,000 feet above and I’m assuming the wifi was too spotty to zoom in and get a good look.) I was surprised when I opened the box, but I like them!
Stan Smiths are not to be confused with the adidas Superstars that we all wore in middle school. Nope, no shell toes here. (Thankfully!) As much as I loved my countless pairs of three-striped shoes that would color-coordinate with all of my outfits, I’m definitely not ready to re-live that trend just yet.
I did a little research as to why Stan Smiths have suddenly been everywhere since last summer. I guess adidas did a big PR stunt where they sent celebrities a pair with their faces drawn on the tongue. (If you look closely, you can see Stan Smith drawn on the tongue of these shoes! I know, I know. adidas must have accidentally forgotten me off their mailing list with my custom pair. 😂) From there, they kind of blew up. You can read a lot more about that here, including the history of the sneakers back to 1963. FYI: If you’re just as clueless as I was, Stan Smith was/is a tennis player. The more you know!
Any way, I think Stan Smiths are here to stay for a while. Mark my words, you’ll be seeing a lot more of these sneakers around the US this summer and fall. (And probably even next summer, too!) I mean, even J.Crew is carrying them now.
I found a few sites with some availability if you want to snag a pair for yourself…
Green: available here, available here, available here, & available here
Navy: backorder here, pre-order here, a few sizes here
Crushing on this pink pair so hard! This printed pre-order pair is also amazing. You can’t go wrong with white on white. I also love the grey and white pair! Luisaviaroma has a great selection of fun colors and prints. I also love this white linen/green pair for summer! And of course, classic black.
Get the Look…
ASOS Long Vest
Old Navy Striped Sweatshirt
Vineyard Vines Weekend Jeans (old, similar here & here)
adidas Stan Smith Sneakers
Gucci Crossbody Bag
Michael Kors Watch (similar here & here)