Styling Challenge: The Converse All Star!

Styling Challenge: The Converse All Star!
When I told the sales assistant at the Converse store that this was my first ever pair, she was nearly as shocked as when I told her there was no way the adult shoes would fit me and that I had to try on the kid’s ones, (I got the kid’s ones). But this made me wonder, why had I been resisting them for so long? It may have something to do with everyone also owning a pair and that I didn’t even own trainers so why Converse. However, when I thought of all the possibilities of what to wear with Converse shoes, I wanted to step up to the challenge and remove all associations I had with pre-teen skaters and canvas shoes.

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I played up the tennis shoe aesthetic of my Converse, adding cute sheer socks to draw attention to them. Choosing similar colours here is key, so keep to white or cream trainers and go for white socks or if you’re feeling a little edgier, sheer nude ones. Adding a polo shirt and accessorising with an undone bowtie gave it a stylised look that is also unexpected. Pairing it with the sequin skirt made the outfit look a lot more like a fashion statement and less like I actually did just walk off the court. This preppy look gave these shoes a more grown up feel and is something formal enough to wear out to dinner, perhaps minus the bowtie.

When it comes to what to wear with Converse, people may claim that it goes with everything but finding a way to integrate such a universal style into your own is a lot harder and its where the style challenge lies!

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Brooks Brothers cable knit cardigan | Moncler polo shirt | Ralph Lauren bow tie | Burberry belt | Zara sequin skirt | Hermes bangle | Dior ring | Kate Spade socks | Converse shoes

100 Comments

  1. 27th June 2012 / 12:06 PM

    I love this skirt ..
    a good combination with the shoes …
    love it!
    хохо

  2. 27th June 2012 / 12:17 PM

    I am wearing Converse since in elementary school,but now I wear it only for quite sometimes. I know they're too comfort, that's why I like to wear it even when I wear a skirt.. :p

    btw,love your sequin skirt so much! <3

    -Riski
    http://riskinovianti.blogspot.com

  3. 27th June 2012 / 12:29 PM

    Really nice, the sequined skirt is a nice combination with the sporty look of your top and the shoes. And I have not had a pair since I was a child so youre not the only one without Converse

  4. 27th June 2012 / 1:37 PM

    Hey 😀
    You have to try the Dior Addict Lipsticks, they are so creamy but not too much (:

    Nice outfits that you have! I'm a new reader (:
    I love Converse, but I have to buy a new pair. Mine's way too old ;D

    ♥♥♥

  5. 27th June 2012 / 1:48 PM

    The outfit is so lovely! I like how you matched such different things!

  6. 27th June 2012 / 2:02 PM

    I don't know which fact amuses me more: that fact that you wear kids' size, or the fact that you're nestling up quite comfortably against that statue's bum. Either way, I like it all.

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  7. 27th June 2012 / 3:02 PM

    love the skirt ^^
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  8. 27th June 2012 / 3:29 PM

    This is such an amazing outfit! I love what you did with the bow tie!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

  9. 27th June 2012 / 3:30 PM

    I firmly believe in the power of Converse shoes. I think they can go anywhere and do (almost) anything. I love how you did the bow tie, too! Very cool look.

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  10. 27th June 2012 / 3:52 PM

    LOVe that sequinned skirt!

    I have to be brave enough to try something like this!
    xo

    Shubhi's Revels!

  11. 27th June 2012 / 4:35 PM

    Such a badass look for day! That sequin skirt is a genius move to kick this ensemble into super high gear! You're a stunna honey!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  12. 27th June 2012 / 6:36 PM

    I love that you paired something so casual with a fancy sequin skirt. The look so so cute!

    PS – I buy kids Converses too 🙂

  13. 28th June 2012 / 12:31 AM

    This is so cool! Your style is awesome!
    And guess what – I also don't have my own converse – YET!!! Gotta go grab some!
    Love your blog – following you!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog! Hope you stop by sometime soon! 🙂
    xoxo
    Karola
    http://www.karolasway.blogspot.com

  14. 28th June 2012 / 4:22 AM

    you wore them well! what size feet do you have?!?!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

  15. 28th June 2012 / 4:39 AM

    Nice post! I am a Converse chuck taylors fan! In fact, I am wearing one right now, with my skirt and sweater… and I am in the office!

    Love how you wear yours dear! Looks good on you! buy more colors! haha!

    Thank you by the way for visiting my blog. Come back soon!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

  16. 28th June 2012 / 4:50 AM

    Cute sequin school girl outfit!!! :). Your blog is awesome-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!!

    Elle xoxo
    
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  17. 28th June 2012 / 5:54 AM

    OK Converse is a must and at least now u have a pair….The outfit is great…I LOVE ur sequin skirt…
    xo…xo…L.

  18. 28th June 2012 / 5:59 AM

    Love these photos! I adore the way you paired sequins and prep together!

    kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

  19. 28th June 2012 / 9:18 AM

    great style,what a shining skirt>.<
    btw mind to fllw each other?
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  20. 28th June 2012 / 9:54 AM

    Oh I am in love with this look for all that I don't like the converse shoes! Your skirt is fabulous!

  21. 28th June 2012 / 11:01 AM

    WOW you look fantastic- I love this challange youve set yourself, its just amnazzing 🙂
    Thank you for the comment on my blog- my tunic was from TOpshop and they still sell them in stores and online
    x
    http://www.be-a-goddess.blogspot.co.uk

  22. 28th June 2012 / 11:27 AM

    Awesome preppy look! I love that you've paired it with a sequin skirt!

  23. 28th June 2012 / 11:35 AM

    hey andrea:) this look reminds me of Blair Waldorf in Gossip girl (;

  24. 28th June 2012 / 2:04 PM

    great styling <3

  25. 28th June 2012 / 3:24 PM

    this is a fabulous look – i absolutely adore my allstars

  26. 28th June 2012 / 5:26 PM

    I've had my "chucks" like yours for years and I never tire of them. They look great on you!

  27. 28th June 2012 / 5:52 PM

    i love the skirt.just wondering can the sequins change color?looks so miumiu to me

  28. 28th June 2012 / 6:10 PM

    ahh, that skirt! i love it! also, loving your entire blog. consider me a new follower :]

  29. 28th June 2012 / 7:06 PM

    Nice pictures, your post is very interesting!!
    xxx

  30. 28th June 2012 / 7:39 PM

    wonderful casual-glam look !

  31. 28th June 2012 / 7:47 PM

    Great look! Love the skirt!! Hope you visit my blog!!

  32. 28th June 2012 / 10:43 PM

    Mission accomplished! I only had one pair of converse so far, and they were the most different pair I could get my hands on back when! I liked them, but they didn't quite suit my style and I don't think them to be the most comfortable sneakers either…
    My Own Project

  33. 29th June 2012 / 2:31 AM

    I love this outfit!! especially the Moncler shirt
    I still don't own any pairs of Converse yet =P

  34. 29th June 2012 / 9:21 AM

    Hands Down… you take the crown on this converse trend!
    <3 james

  35. 29th June 2012 / 11:22 AM

    I'm totally obsessed with Covnerse… they are pretty much the only shoes I ever wear. Love the mix of sporty and luxe. xx

  36. 29th June 2012 / 12:14 PM

    Lovely converse 🙂
    kisses ♥

  37. 29th June 2012 / 12:39 PM

    Thanks for the comment back on my blog! Love your sense of style, would you like to follow one another?

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  38. 29th June 2012 / 12:51 PM

    perfect, love it!! 🙂

  39. 29th June 2012 / 12:59 PM

    wow, very unusual but totally cool!

    and amazing hairstyle 🙂

  40. 29th June 2012 / 7:09 PM

    Seriously LOVE how you styled the converse with this amazing sequin skirt! Totally in love!!! Thanks for visiting our blog! We are following you via GFC. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  41. 29th June 2012 / 7:28 PM

    I love everything about this look! Seriously, you did a great job styling this one. The sequin skirt with the cardigan and converse is perfect

  42. 29th June 2012 / 7:34 PM

    great outfit =)
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog =))
    Do you want to follow each other ?=)
    Check out my new post ^^ thx <3

  43. 29th June 2012 / 7:44 PM

    Wow, your feet must be tiny! (Sorry, but that was the first thing that crossed my mind. I have rather long feet…) I don't own any Converse either, but I'm on the hunt for my first pair right now! Love the combo with the fancy skirt!

  44. 29th June 2012 / 8:34 PM

    You look amazing! Like this outfit!

    xx
    biskvittka.blogspot.com

  45. 29th June 2012 / 11:39 PM

    Great outfit! I want that skirt right now! :)) Thanks for visiting my blog, we could follow each other on bloglovin' if you want 🙂
    xx Ingrid
    EauDeGlam

  46. 30th June 2012 / 4:48 AM

    I really love this skirt! I'll never get tired of glitter!

  47. 30th June 2012 / 4:58 AM

    WOW!!!!! I am so digging this outfit!!! You look so awesome!!!!

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

  48. 30th June 2012 / 7:36 AM

    wow, I love that look so much! gorgeous!
    X

  49. 1st July 2012 / 3:40 AM

    So pretty! I love the sequin!
    -loadsofashion.blogspot.com

  50. 1st July 2012 / 4:27 AM

    This styling mission was a COMPLETE success hun! Theres a very varsity-esque look to this which I think is why the converses work so well here! I was a bit like you pre-purchase haha. Havnt owned a pair of converses…. yet 😛

    Eeli x

  51. 1st July 2012 / 8:54 PM

    you're lucky to have such dainty feet! i have the opposite problem ;). i've never been a sneaker person myself, but recently started to wear my chucks again . . . it's good to give yourself fashion challenges. i find that these often provide the best photos.

  52. 2nd July 2012 / 1:47 AM

    This outfit is amazing! So all-american and preppy glam. I love it!! I haven't worn chucks since middle school! 🙂

  53. 2nd July 2012 / 12:31 PM

    love this look of sporty and dressy…such a fun mix.

    xo erica

  54. 2nd July 2012 / 8:08 PM

    You look beautiful as usual. Love your red lip. I like this sporty look of yours, with a touch of sequin glam! So chic dear <3

    http://www.girllilikoi.com

  55. 3rd July 2012 / 3:07 AM

    i love that you put the converse with that skirt, so cute!!

  56. 3rd July 2012 / 9:00 AM

    Amazing look, I think you styled the Converse perfectly! <3

  57. 3rd July 2012 / 7:13 PM

    I love the idea of draping a bow tie over a polo shirt!

  58. 5th July 2012 / 8:12 AM

    such a great look, so pretty!

  59. 6th July 2012 / 9:21 AM

    I don´t know enough words to describe your beauty Andrea! Awesome outfit too!:)
    Simona

  60. 6th July 2012 / 2:45 PM

    Sports chic!

  61. 8th July 2012 / 11:49 AM

    So stylish ! Kisses from Paris

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