Ahhh, sweet sweetConverse. Virtually the only shoe I really wear these days. It’s funny how you can be a heels everyday type of girl and swear that they are the only type of shoe that can make your outfits come alive but then, oh but then – you discover tennis shoes and your world is flipped upside down and you know in that moment that God really does love you. At least I knew. Gone are the days of believing that I have to walk around uncomfortable in order to have a cute vibe going on with that days outfit.
Real quick before we dive in, allow me to educate on the two most popular types of Converse. First, we have the traditional style [these to be exact]. They function like any other shoe [put them on, tie them, yada yada yada] however, they do run on the large side. If going with the traditional route, I would suggest sizing down one whole size.
Next up, we have the Shoreline modelwhich is what you’ll see in today’s post, mostly because it is my favorite style of Converse. These are the shoes that show up and say “Hi! I want to be your best friend so I’m going to do everything for you!” This means you never have to tie them, they have an elastic back which means you get to just slip them on [side note – slip ons are LIFE] and they run true to size I have found. They work amazingly well withthese no show socksand are beyond comfortable!
If neither of these models fit your fancy, consider these[I’m ordering as we speak] that have a removable cushioned insole.
One more note before jumping into the outfits – how to keep them clean. I love Converse for the fact that they can be thrown in the washing machine and BAM – good as new! Simply throw them in your washing machine [with nothing else!], turn on low cycle in cold water. Add in half a cup of laundry detergent [no bleach!] and let them go to town! Waaaa-la!
jacket [true to size, wearing in XS] // tank [wearing in medium but need in small]
jeans [true to size, wearing in short for 5’4] // shoes [true to size]
Super easy, super cute for running errands, heading to your child’s baseball game, or on days that start out cooler and warm up [lose the jacket you scandalous little thing you]!
Next up is probably my favorite look for either going to a sporting event or traveling. Just take your favorite white tee [which in my case, is this!] tie a cute little plaid shirt around your waist that can be thrown on if it gets cool, add in some fun distressed jeans and of course, the Converse of all Converse and go!
Last but certainly not least, the white jeans/white shoes look! I love this for spring and summer oh so much! So crisp and so clean! Again, the perfect daytime outfit which can easily transition to cooler evenings with adenim jacket!
jacket [true to size, wearing in small] // tank [wearing in medium but need in small] // white jeans [size down if in between] // shoes [true to size]
Now who is ready to bust out some Converse and get down with them bad selves? Curious for another way to wear these? You can do what I am doing today which is pairing them with this dress! The world is your oyster my friends…
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