|Aren’t they sweet?|
Perfectly understandable, your hesitation to wear Converse high-tops with your evening gowns. I mean really. One would definitely have to be in the Best Dressed Hall of Fame (which Ines de la Fressange is btw) to pull off such an aberration.
Ines, I think we can all agree, never makes a fashion misstep. Whatever she does works because, well, because she is Ines. That leaves the rest of us.
|Another DIY project: buy one pair and change the laces every day. What a lark n’est-ce pas?|
I see them on French children and women of every age almost every day. Often their tops, sometimes T-shirts, on other occasions a jacket or a shirt, repeat the color of the Converse shoes which makes for a fun, pretty, coordinated — without being coordinated, of course — look. One woman last week in my country streets pictures added lilac beads to echo the color of her Converse sneakers. Another wore a taupe version that matched her T-shirt.
|Hmmm, “paint spattered” Converse sneakers. Now there’s a DIY accessory idea. Never let it be said this blog does not give value and priceless ideas.|
Still, I think very few of us would wear the low look with evening wear. Some women known for their eccentric style might consider donning a pair with tuxedo pants. They might. I know someone (she’s French) who would. I wouldn’t. But pourquoi pas?
And, by-the-by, you are so right, Frenchwomen do love their extremely feminine Bensimon sneakers. Think ageless.
|A “Marcel” from Petit Bateau.|
Ed. Note: I’m off to Paris right-this-minute. I plan to buy two gray Marcels and one in white. And, yes, I wear something over them unless I’m sleeping in them. At night I just turn off the lights. It’s a wonderful fashion trick. I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned it before. Under the cover of night a woman can get away with almost anything. . .