I finished up June with my last Lucky inspired look. Unlike Lucky suggests, I don't think that a white sneaker is ideal, even a white converse. For me, a white sneaker with a skirt makes you look like one of the women who commute to office jobs and wear sneakers on the street with their sensible heels tucked away in a shopping bag. Most of those women wear very athletic white sneakers, and I think they just look so silly.
White sneakers could work with trousers, or shorts or jeans, of course, but not a skirt. Cream, I think I could wear with a skirt however.
I should put cream converse on my list. Cream Chucks make me think of the Tenth Doctor on Doctor Who. I loved him so much. And I pretty much attribute my interest in Converse in the first place to him. Before that, the only person I knew with them was my good friend Abbey, who rocked middle school in a pair of bright red high tops.
But I love how the Tenth Doctor wore them with his pinstriped suits, and occasionally he'd be seen in tux, sporting a black pair - proving their true versatility, day to evening, casual to formal...
Look how cute! I'm going to be good and only put one photo (you know I secretly want to put 20) of the gorgeous David Tennant and his Chucks - they were in fact, his.
Another part of Lucky's look I had issues with was the wide striped shirt. Not the stripes themselves, but the actual shirt. Horizontal stripes + wideness = extreme wideness. Sure, the model looks okay, but I didn't think there was enough balance in that look for me.
Skirt (which is a dress) Kohls - Top Gap - Turquoise Converse customized by me and gifted by Abbey - Necklaces Etsy
I realized after wearing this, that a skirt with sneakers was not a look I hadn't yet tried. I did it in Italy. Twice. And I think my blue skirt with the floral cardi and black converse is way cuter than Lucky's suggestion.
So here is Lydia's How-To Wear a Skirt and Sneakers:
- Choose a short, full mini skirt. You need a lot of leg to work with a flat shoe, and anything like a pencil skirt would make it look like you were running to the office.
- Keep the top close fitting to balance out the fullness of the skirt.
- Make sure your sneaker is non-athletic and looks deliberate. No one should think your cute shoes got stolen at a party and this all the hostess could supply you with.
Oh hey, this is my 200th post. Cool.