I've really been loving canvas sneakers as of late. Now that it's warming right on up in the city, I've been walking so much more. Even just going for an hour long around the neighborhood on Sunday mornings is turning into a wonderful little routine of mine. I generally slip into comfortable jeans, a sweatshirt from Georgetown and a light jacket. Lightweight canvas sneakers are comfortable for walking and also have a Parisian-chic quality!
I've been lusting over the entire Kate Spade x Keds collaboration. I mean, you know how much I love polka dots!!!
I figured that I would give a DIY version of the shoes a go before I splurged on the sneaks. I'm quite happy with the results and it was so simple. I originally thought that I was going to have to invest in more paint brushes and special paint and spend hours on the floor with newspaper. (I truly pictured myself with paint under my nails and dragged through my hair for weeks.)
But again, it's crazy easy.
My grey canvas sneakers are from H&M, but they didn't have a white pair with the full laces. I ended up finding a super cheap ($15) pair of white canvas sneaks from Payless! They're actually pretty comfortable and have a lot more support than the H&M ones.
I was debating between acrylic paint or Sharpies for the actual polka dots. I was really leaning towards the paint, but then I couldn't find a satisfactory paint brush. At the last minute, I went for the "Stained by Sharpie markers and I'm so happy with it!!! The marker was super simple to use and the results were quite cute!
To make the pattern, I started drawing a line of circles equidistant apart starting at the heel and working my way around the sneaker until I came to an edge. Then, I would start another line of polka dots with the dot going in between and above the first row. I think it took four minutes for each shoe. It went super quickly!
And polka dot sneaks!!!