The Converse All-Star sneaker. An American classic, worn by everyone at least at some point in their life, from teenagers, Goth and preppy alike, to tots to hipster parents. A shoe I don’t tend to think about, unless I’m fixing my son’s shoelaces. Until now! What Comes Around Goes Around, the brilliantly curated New York-based vintage shop, which brims with retro Chanel, perfectly worn-in Levi’s cutoffs, and their own line of demure dresses, does a studded take on the perennial off-day favorite.
Don’t studs just make everything better? In my eyes, these kicks have just sky-rocketed from ordinary (as in I wouldn’t bat an eyelash) to extraordinary (I’m tempted to see how I look in a pair of high-tops). Choose between bronze or silver studs, black or cream canvas, low- or high-tops, and even regular or “super” studs – might as well go all out! Just make sure the rest of your look is on the casually elegant side. As your inexpensive sneakers have been embellished for an instant high-low mix, so should your entire ensemble.
Bronze Studded Converse High-Tops, $175.
Silver Studded Converse Low-Tops, $175.
Super Studded Converse High-Tops, $295.
Pair with: Vanessa Bruno‘s suede shoulder bag, a hobo-tote hybrid in unusual terra-cotta, evokes the same downtown cool – and it’s perfect for scampering around town, running errands. Vanessa Bruno Suede Shoulder Bag, $650.