Sperry top-sider Chukka shoes are all the rage this season as the top-sider is once again back in fashion thanks to the 70's vintage craze that is sweeping the red carpet and beyond. As celebrities are photographed in their vintage and retro wear, sourced in equal portions from couture designers and local thrift shops, the Sperry top-sider brand is showing up in fashion magazines as diverse as Elle, O, and Shape magazines. Also known as "boat shoes" for their signature canoe-shaped stylings, top-siders are as comfortable as they are fashionable, and thus strike that delicate balance between fashion and function that happens so rarely in style trends. Learn about three great ways to wear the Sperry top-sider Chukka for your wardrobe this season with the casual chic, prep school, and flirty looks, and try out all three to discover which ones work best with your unique style and fashion preferences.
With the casual chic look, prepare for style greatness as you explore all the great looks you can create with denim and your Sperry top-sider Chukka shoes. With top-siders, you will be channeling 70's retro chic, so think tucked in shirts and tighter denim skirts or jeans with classic lines. You can also edge over to the side of bohemian or emo chic with a pair of classic 70's skinny jeans and a cool t-shirt and your Sperry top-sider Chukka shoes. One rule of thumb with your Sperry top-sider Chukka shoes is to steer clear of socks if at all possible. If you need to, you can wear a pair of nylon feet hose that cover just the portion of your feet that is covered by the shoe.
For the prep school look, pair Sperry top-sider Chukka shoes with a great pair of slacks or khaki pants and an oxford or polo shirt. Add an over-the-shoulders draped cotton or wool knit sweater to go the whole nine yards. Both long sleeved and short sleeved shirts will work well with Sperry top-sider Chukka shoes and you can even add a blazer if temperatures are beginning to drop. You can also add a prep school pleated or khaki skirt and fitted oxford bodice shirt with your Sperry top-sider Chukka shoes for the more feminine version of the prep school look.
For gals, the Sperry top-sider Chukka is perfect for a cute fitted or flared skirt, and a pleated knee-length skirt adopts just the right balance between school girl charm and all grown up. As the new and improved tennis shoe, the Sperry top-sider Chukka is every bit as comfortable and twice as fashionable this season, and can pair well with a variety of fun and functional fabrics. Add a great close-knit cardigan sweater for that 70's retro look that is so fashionable this season. Top-siders will work much better with shorter rather than longer skirts, unless you are going for the 70's vintage bohemian chic, in which case be sure to choose a maxi-style or tiered ruffle skirt to pair with your Sperry top-sider Chukka shoes.