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 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

Kate Bosworth The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseKate Bosworth wears white Converse with a maxi skirt and it is adorable ease.

Boho The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseThe Day Book
Mix a boho look in a long colorful dress and bag with Converse, and you have a match made in heaven.

Black Dress The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseBeautephilia
This gorgeously simple look is essentially summer: easy, sexy, confident. Converse, no socks, a straight lined dress, big messy bun and glasses. Add jean jacket for extra awesome.

Shorts The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseAnother twist for Converse and shorts—add tights, these with a cute print.

White Tee The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseSexy casual: white tee, tight jeans and Converse.

Sarah Jessica Parker The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseSarah Jessica Parker looking effortlessly chic in rolled up boyfriend jeans and Converse.

Etsy The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseHandmade Converse in all kinds of amazing styles are perfect for an ultimate personal touch—these from Zoe Hand Painted Shoes are adorable.

Skinny Jeans The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseSkinny jeans, a cute top and bag and Converse from Elle Magazine, straight to our fashion hearts. Casual Perfection.

Skirt The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseA flouncy layered skirt in a delicate color and Converse… love.

Rihanna The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseRihanna, the essence of sexy casual in scruffed up jean shorts and Converse.

Dressed Up The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseHere’s the perfect example of taking the Converse+Shorts combo and making it a little dressier and more feminine.

Angela The Best Ways for Us Girls to Wear ConverseAngela wears a pleated knee length skirt with high top Converse and a casual tee, looks cool & sexy.