How to wear Converse

Written by Dan | 09/04/2022


It’s safe to now say Converse are never going out of style. They’ve been around since 1917, and have become one of the most iconic shoe brands in the world, although, it can still be hard to figure out what to wear with this loyal pair of shoes.

Over the past hundred (yes hundred) years, the style of converse shoes themselves has barely changed, but why would you even want to change them? From rappers and punks to basketball players to fashion addicts, Converse sneakers have been worn successfully by everyone. Whether you’re looking for a smart-casual style or a scruffy grunge vibe, Converse will work.

Wearing black and white Converse

If you’re looking for a versatile pair of trainers which can be used in most situations, monochromatic Converse are probably what you have been searching for such as Converse Chuck Taylor trainers in black. Simple, easy, your basic Converse trainer.

A black and white high top Converse trainer

You can wear these with jeans and a tee for a more relaxed look, or you could try teaming them with a toned-down look by pairing them with rolled-up skinny jeans and a printed t-shirt or wear them to the office for a more casual feel.

Wearing bright coloured Converse

If you’re looking for something less basic and want to stand out from the crowd, go for a brightly coloured pair of Converse high tops such as the Electric Purple colourway. Again, these shoes can be teamed with baggy jeans and a printed tee for a more relaxed street style. If you want to experiment with your look, try wearing them with denim shorts and a dark jacket. Bright hues will tie the right outfit together!


How to wear white Converse shoes

The ultimate retro look. You can either get these shoes dirty or keep them neat, either will work for a final look and as said before, they work with most outfits, all year round. These shoes can look quite smart, so for a smart casual look try mixing them with a light shirt and tie, and dark trousers. Or for a more relaxed and casual look, try wearing them with an oversized jumper or denim jacket.

A white high top Converse trainer

How to wear high top sneakers

For a more sporty look, go for a pair of high top Converse Chuck Taylors. You can opt for black or white which as we all know, goes with everything, or you could experiment with other colours. These shoes will usually be more expensive than the lows, but they are worth it as they last much longer.

You can wear high tops with joggers for a sporty look, or with skinny black jeans and a smart T shirt for something more relaxed. Either way, these shoes will always look good. If you are really looking to show off your trainers roll up the bottoms of your trousers again. This look will also work with a plain white tee. With simple accessories such as a plain watch, this look will take you from the office to a night out.


Wear low Converse

The classic style of lace up sneakers with flat soles will never go out of fashion! These shoes are great for everyday wear, as they are comfortable and versatile.

Whether you’re looking for a smart-casual outfit or something more laid back, low top Converse will always work. You can pair them with jeans and a zip top for an effortless look, or dress them up with a nice shirt and trousers for a smarter outfit.

Looking for something for summer? You might be after some black Converse Chuck Taylor OX trainers. These shoes are not only light and breathable but also go with everything. Pair with shorts for those unbearably hot days, or some blue jeans and a leather jacket for a contrasting summer evening vibe.A black Converse trainer with white stars

This look is also easy to layer with a loose black jumper to keep you warm if you plan to stay out into the night, this look will easily see you through your daily routine.

Pairing your shoes with the right clothes is important, but so is the way you style them. The laces are one of the most important parts of the shoe, so make sure you choose the right style for you. You can keep them simple by doing a basic tie, or you could try something more complicated like a fishtail or even a lace design. Whatever your style, you’ll be sure to find the perfect match for you!


Should you wear socks with Converse?


This is a question that often gets asked, and the answer is, that it depends. If you’re going for a more laid-back look then not wearing socks might be best, but if you’re going for a smarter outfit then perhaps some simple white socks would work well. It really is up to you and what look you’re going for.

Create a contrast between your trainers and shorts by pairing items such as dark high-tops and light shorts then add a darker plain T shirt to complete the look. You can keep this look casual by wearing your socks high, so you can see them over top of the trainers – This helps to break up the look and minimise bare legs.

Some people like to make a statement with their Converse, opting for brightly coloured or patterned laces. This can be a great way to show off your personality and really make your shoes stand out. However, you should always think about what colours and patterns work well together, as too much can often look messy. Experiment and find out what works for you!


Final thoughts

Whether you’re looking for a comfortable and sophisticated look or something more casual, there are plenty of ways to wear Converse shoes. Whether it’s the classic lows or ever-popular high tops, these sneakers are a must-have item in any fashion-conscious man’s wardrobe. So whether you’re rocking the latest eye-catching trends or going for a more classic and understated style, Converse are the perfect addition to any outfit. So go on – get shopping!

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