I wasn’t sure about this look when it first became popular. Visions of ladies in suits with large, clunky Reebok sneakers from my teenage days when I worked in downtown Pittsburgh filled my head. Today, though, a “sleeker sneaker” ( you like that?) such as these classic converse, are worn as a casual style with a longer periwinkle dress.
Getting my things together today to head to Harleysville, PA, as we visit my in-laws for a week. We leave on Thursday. We make it a trip each Memorial Day to see family, and the bonus is I get to visit my brother in VA on the way there. We make a pit stop at his place and break up the ride as it is a long trip otherwise.
Good news! We think. We had a trial run with Truffles in the car down to my PT about an hour away, and she did quite well after we gave her the Silio med, Not “dazed and confused” just seemed more relaxed. I told her to sit down and she did and laid in the back without frantically trying to get up front. There may be hope afterall!
This outfit- I love the periwinkle color of this Coldwater Creek dress I received years ago on the blog, and fancied the look with my denim jacket and my new sneakers, or in Pittsburghese, “tennies”. I realize I could have chosen a more casual bag other than my Brahmin, but the color was too perfect not to use it! A white circle straw bag, or my bucket bag would have made the look even more casual.
For a sporty look, but keeping it feminine, add a detail like a flower brooch or some floral earrings. Mine are from Baublebar from last season.
I know for a while, the clunky chunky look in sneakers was trendy, but that brings me back to my Downtown work days in Pittsburgh. It’s not for me. I like the fact that these are streamlined, and a casual slip-on style would work as well. I just love these Converse, the old-school vibe they give along with a bit of “tomboy-edge.” I am old-school in certain ways, so these fit right in! I also dig the platform, adding cushion and a bit of height.
Jean jackets are a great staple for Spring, and I grab mine often. I have 2 styles, and this one from Anthropologie was bought on Poshmark for $70!
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