I never realized how relative personal style is to your environment until I moved. Growing up in New England (Connecticut), life was very preppy. My favorite color combination was pink and green and I owned more polo shirts than I’d care to admit. The biggest shock I experienced when moving to California was the diversity in style. Being in middle school at the time, my biggest concern was fitting in. I immediately traded in popped collars and nautical prints for a more relaxed West Coast style. And now I find myself in the middle. I still gravitate toward preppy styles. I still like plaid. And pink. And green. (Just not pink and green together.) I guess I’m a combination of both coasts.
Here I am, nearly a decade later, wearing my childhood sneaker, Sperry. You probably know Sperry for the boat shoes they’ve been making since 1935. It’s really cool to see Sperry expanding its style as well; rocking the boat if you will. (Cheesy pun definitely intended.) Style is ever-evolving and Sperry’s got some fresh spring colors and patterns. My Authentic Original Washed Canvas 2-Eye in Turquoise are casual enough I can wear with jeans or wear them with a lace dress, like I’m wearing here. I also love their canvas sneakers. (The coral color is my fave.)
Tell me, were Sperrys a part of your childhood too?
Dress: Crossroads Trading Co.
Authentic Original Washed Canvas 2-Eye in Turquoise c/o Sperry
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Sperry through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Sperry, all opinions are my own.
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