|Aren't they sweet?|
Perfectly understandable, your hesitation to wear Converse high-tops with your evening gowns. I mean really. One would definitely have to be in the Best Dressed Hall of Fame (which Ines de la Fressange is btw) to pull off such an aberration.
Ines, I think we can all agree, never makes a fashion misstep. Whatever she does works because, well, because she is Ines. That leaves the rest of us.
|Another DIY project: buy one pair and change the laces every day. What a lark n'est-ce pas?|
However, it does not leave the rest of us without Converse sneakers. We have a rainbow of choices in the more feminine, down-to-earth and, yes, I believe, ageless low (read "normal") version.
I see them on French children and women of every age almost every day. Often their tops, sometimes T-shirts, on other occasions a jacket or a shirt, repeat the color of the Converse shoes which makes for a fun, pretty, coordinated -- without being coordinated, of course -- look. One woman last week in my country streets pictures added lilac beads to echo the color of her Converse sneakers. Another wore a taupe version that matched her T-shirt.
|Hmmm, "paint spattered" Converse sneakers. Now there's a DIY accessory idea. Never let it be said this blog does not give value and priceless ideas.|
Still, I think very few of us would wear the low look with evening wear. Some women known for their eccentric style might consider donning a pair with tuxedo pants. They might. I know someone (she's French) who would. I wouldn't. But pourquoi pas?
And, by-the-by, you are so right, Frenchwomen do love their extremely feminine Bensimon sneakers. Think ageless.
|A "Marcel" from Petit Bateau.|