J.Crew Is Selling the Sneakers You’ll Love More Than Chucks
As way back as your relationship with canvas sneakers may go (raise your hand if you lived in them during high school [raises hand]), this might be the year to think about letting them go into hibernation until the spring. No, we’re not suggesting you shun sneakers for all of fall and winter. We’re just asking, what if you start thinking about your sneakers as seasonal shoes like sandals and boots?
If any retailer can convince you to let go of the idea of owning one pair of year-round lace-ups, it’s J.Crew, who teamed up with the SoCal footwear brand SeaVees to launch a trio of casual kicks made of wool, full-grain leather and oiled suede. This exclusive set blurs the lines between laid-back and elegant all thanks to those heartier fabrics and chic neutral color palette, which help elevate the retro-style sneakers from purely knock-around status to one-pair wonders that polish your favorite weekend denim and go with your tailored work trousers. As the product description reads, “Skateboard park, here we come. Or not.”
Prices for the three styles range from $89-$98, although that’s not including the goods it’ll take to make them truly weather proof. After that, there’s no stopping you and your new seasonal solemates.
How many pairs of sneakers do you own and how do you style each of them? Name drop your pair of go-to fall sneakers in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!