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Can you stylish ladies tell me how the heck I wear converse, please?

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custardismyhamster Tue 23-Apr-13 21:48:39

Bought some converse off've eBay, bargain. Washed them cos I'm a snob. They are now dry, and I need to suss how the heck to wear em, what with etc.

If it helps they are the double tongue ones, a very very pale pink (off white) and the underneath layer is pink. And they are ankle high.

fortifiedwithtea Wed 24-Apr-13 21:58:31

No hanging laces/bow is allowed to be seen ever. Laces should be tied behind the tongue and all ends tucked in out of sight.

Hi-tops look best with opaque tights worn with shorts, or skinny jeans or fancy leggings.

Dancergirl Wed 24-Apr-13 21:45:32

I've also got a low tops pair in burgundy. Love them, mainly wear with jeans, slim cut and skinny.

Am now thinking of a Superga pair, they sell them in White Company now.....

mrsyattering Wed 24-Apr-13 14:58:31

I wear mine with
denim skirts
I think they go with everything, just bought my third pair grin

I have the low tops or whatever they're called in pink these ones

In hindsight I would have got a more neutral colour so they go with more. With the pink I feel I am a bit limited to wearing with a pink top!

Though I am planning to get white ones once I have some spare cash! (Never!)

I wear them with skinny jeans or slightly flared jeans and casual tops/tshirts.

They look good with chinos rolled up at the bottom like in the pics on here halfway down the page

mintymellons Wed 24-Apr-13 14:00:45

More or less go with anything.

Jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses. The only thing they don't work with IMO is wider legged trousers.

I just got a new pair. I've been wearing them since my teens and I'm now in my late thirties. They are brilliant.

50ShadesOfMaybe Wed 24-Apr-13 10:35:44

I'm with UnamedFemale, wear mine (bright red or blue) with tights and shorts or tights and short skirts.

Prefer the hi-tops to the lo-tops but I have both! Sometimes wear them with skinny jeans (not much of a jeans person, TBH) and then tuck the jeans into the boots.

OneLittleLady Wed 24-Apr-13 00:07:07

I wear mine with anything really. Especially dresses and skirts as that's what I usually wear. Don't wear them without socks and/or tights though as they will rub your feet and give you terrible blisters

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 24-Apr-13 00:00:15

My DD has white Converse (she had pink before) she likes the over-the-ankle ones.
DD is 11yo, tall, slender (very trendy)
She wears the thick leggings and shorts with Converse and a gilet /sweatshirt.

Looks good.

custardismyhamster Tue 23-Apr-13 23:01:18

sirtoffeedoris thanks for that link, that's brilliant! Lots of ideas on there smile

LovingTheSunshine Tue 23-Apr-13 22:49:58

I ordered some slip on ones...can't be arsed with laces!

I wear mine with tights and shorts of varying colours. Every day. I seem not to own any other clothes.

BlastAndDalmatians Tue 23-Apr-13 22:45:11

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sirtoffeedoris Tue 23-Apr-13 22:41:11

Something here for you? Having had a quick scan, it might show you what not to wear with them hmm

custardismyhamster Tue 23-Apr-13 22:35:39

Hi-tops! Yes that's what I was trying to describe, thanks smile I'm totally a ballet shoe kinda girl so struggling a bit with these converse

EleanorFarjeon Tue 23-Apr-13 22:27:10

If they're hi-tops, I'd not wear them with skirts/dresses. That could look wrong unless you're 16 ish.

AnyFucker Tue 23-Apr-13 22:25:15

Don't take the hump at a bit of teasing, custard

Have you tried looking around at what other people are wearing with them ? See what you like the look of

RhondaJean Tue 23-Apr-13 22:24:33

Converse look amazing with tea dresses.

Also if you have any hippy tendencies, long floaty skirts and a vest top in the summer.

MrsShrek3 Tue 23-Apr-13 22:21:20

I wear mine mostly with skinny jeans, hence why I said not visible socks. Mainly for anything I want to not wear boots iyswim.

sirtoffeedoris Tue 23-Apr-13 22:18:19

Gap lacing works if they feel too inflexible

custardismyhamster Tue 23-Apr-13 22:15:11

Thanks LeChatRouge. I wouldnt have thought of wearing them with a dress. smile

don't own trainers, apart from a pair worn only in the gym. I wouldn't have asked if I knew the answer would I.

LeChatRouge Tue 23-Apr-13 22:09:29

Boyfriend jeans rolled up
Skinny jeans
Skinny jeans turned up once
Tea dress and cardi
Denim shorts

ShowMeTheYoni Tue 23-Apr-13 22:09:05

They are a trainer. Wear whatever you would wear a trainer with. It's quite simple with cons really

custardismyhamster Tue 23-Apr-13 22:04:57

Yes, because I'm obviously an idiot...

MrsShrek3 Tue 23-Apr-13 21:59:59

ooh you've had lots of help already wink I would also say put them on your feet, but not necessarily with visiblesocks.... those littletrainersock things iykwim smile dunno about laces, I just tie mine hmm

ShowMeTheYoni Tue 23-Apr-13 21:54:48

Yep on your feet. I own four pairs and they all go on my feet. Normally wear jeans, but they go with everything.

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