Converse Chuck Taylor Sequined Sneakers, $100 via Net-a-Porter
I would, but that probably goes without saying at this point.
Unless you’ve spent the last year or so living under a rock, you’ve probably realized that embellished tennis shoes are a bonafide thing with the kids these days. Also with the grown ups – I remember seeing a couple of very stylish people wearing particularly interesting trainers at New York Fashion Week, and for those of us who have an orthopedic limitation here and there (I like to refer to mine as “incurable crappy ankle,” hat tip to Louis CK), it’s an extremely welcome trend.
The problem, though, is that a pair of Louboutin or Miu Miu sneakers can cost as much as the brand’s much more elaborate shoes. The Converse Chuck Taylor Sequined Sneakers, on the other hand, are in a more Steve Madden-esque price range.
If you’re wondering how in the world a grown woman would wear these shoes, check out Net-a-Porter’s styling suggestion. Slim jeans and a neutral sweater layered over a button-down are a perfect choice, and a leather bag anchors you firmly in adulthood. The whimsical sneakers give the ensemble that note of fun that such clothes are often missing, but they’re not less functional or comfortable than a regular pair of Converse canvas sneakers would be. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $100.