Converse are ubiquitous, adorable, and can be found on ladies from birth to 99! They come in all kinds of colors but the most beloved are white and black, and the high top Converse has its place in our hearts forever as well.

Dressed up, they are a statement of irony or independence or comfort before fashion, dressed down, they are the perfect touch to almost anything- skirts, dresses, skinny jeans, or shorts.

Without socks or with tights, at night or during the day, on the beach or at a club, Converse are a unifying shoe: everyone loves them. Worn on fashionistas like Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chloe Sevigny and Kate Moss, they show up in magazines from Elle to US Weekly.

Converse have a beautiful American story, and I can’t say it better than they do themselves on their website:

Converse is Sneakers. And Converse is Change. We started on the court and got adopted on the street. We began as a rubber company, transitioned to sneakers and boots, and then we found basketball and reinvented the sport. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker became the court sneaker; it stood for the game. From there we moved into other sports with new sneaker silhouettes like the Pro Leather, the Star Player, and the Weapon. The Star Chevron showed up and became another Converse symbol. And just when we seemed to be destined for athletes only – something happened.

Converse sneakers showed up in rock clubs, on the streets, on rappers, on icons, on rebels and originals. It became the sneaker of choice for individuals. From All Star to Jack Purcell to CONS, Converse doesn’t confine itself to one style or definition. Be who you want to be in Converse sneakers or clothes. An artist, rebel, rapper, thinker, gamer, skater, smoke jumper, freelance dentist, whatever. If you’re wearing Converse, you know who you are.”

So, without further ado, check out the cutest, most chic ways to put an outfit together around the famous and affordable Converse shoe:

Best Ways to Wear a Converse

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Rihanna, the essence of sexy casual in scruffed up jean shorts and Converse.