The piece: Vans x Madewell Paisley Slip-Ons 
The price: $55
Why we want it: Few invites make a roomful of fashion editors' ears perk up like I witnessed when an email about the Vans x Madewell collection launch hit my inbox. And upon closer inspection, these slides and lace-ups are worth the fuss.
As the centerpiece of the collaboration is a pair of cream canvas slip-ons stamped with a paisley motif. Totally laid-back and ideal for the weekend, it's the perfect partnership between the surf and denim brands. And should my co-workers and I wear our sneakers on a weekday, we know we'll be in good company too.