Feels like Converse have been around forever, that’s because good design never goes out of style. They win on most fronts: they’re comfortable, they go with most casual clothes, and they’ll never look trendy or dated.
“We recommend Converse all the time because they go with almost everything,Would I wear them with a suit? No. But they can smarten up jeans and a t-shirt just as they add some casual energy to more formal clothes. Barring suits, there’s little they don’t go with.”
1. For when you want to try something new
Outfit: White Converse, jacket, white shirt and formal trousers
Why this works: “In this outfit, we’ve mixed the trainers with a casual shirt, a jacket that’s a bit smarter, and formal trousers. This feels like a wide range of clothes to wear together, but the fact that everything’s so simple makes it work. Plus the Converse are a good fit: smart leather shoes would clash too much with the top half of the outfit, while sporty trainers wouldn’t go with the trousers.”
2. For an afternoon that might turn into a night out
Outfit: White Converse, cable knit jumper and navy chinos
Why this works: “This outfit won’t look out of place when you’re running errands, but it will also serve you well at a nicer restaurant. The Converse are relaxed and comfortable for when you’re busy and on your feet, but again the simplicity can err a bit smarter, too.”
3. For when you’re wearing all dark colours
Outfit: Blue T-shirt, black jeans and white Converse.
Why this works: “Because Converse are logo-less and familiar, they can add that bright element to an otherwise-dark outfit without overpowering the other clothes.”
4. For every weekend
Outfit: White Converse, grey hoodie, white shirt and indigo jeans
Why this works: “All these pieces are known for being comfortable, but they’re also a little more considered than your average basics: The Converse are more understated than sporty trainers, the hoodie’s made by its half-zip and fit, the shirt is neat and the jeans are dark and slim.”