A Handful of Unique Ways to Wear Your High Tops This Season
Styling the perfect look with a pair of high-top sneakers isn't easy. In fact, after wearing the shoe silhouette once or twice, you might run out of outfit ideas. When it comes to high tops, we follow one general rule: strike a balance. If your kicks are structured and chunky, wear them with skinny jeans or an ultrafeminine skirt. They'll lend your ensemble both a casual touch and an element of surprise.
If you own classic Converse, you can achieve full rocker status with a band t-shirt or take a tip from fashion editor Veronika Heilbrunner (who owns Chucks in multiple colorways), and mesh them into any look — whether it's boho-spirited or sophisticated-chic. Scroll for 17 ideas that will get you out of your high-top rut, then shop some of our favorite designs on the market.
A noticeable high top in a cool colorway can help mesh the tones of your outfit.
Complete your high tops with white ribbed socks to play up a sporty sweatshirt, but combat the athletic vibes with a frilly skirt or trousers.
Try lacing your shoes just to the base of the tongue for a casual, undone look on the weekend.
Wear them with cropped jeans that bare a sliver of ankle, just to play with proportions and add an element of surprise to simple separates.
When you tuck your skinny denim into the tops, they'll help to give off the illusion of longer legs — especially when you stick to pants and shoes in similar shades.
If you're going for a look that's sporty-meets-boho, style a fringed poncho over slim jeans and complete with your high tops and a pendant choker.
Your frame will appear long and lean when you style high-top sneakers with a structured, fluted skirt that extends just beyond your knees.
Unzip your track pants to reveal a bigger splash of color at the base of your look.
Meet a superfeminine dress with edge when you choose a shoe in a chunky, oversize silhouette.
Attract attention to the little details of a monochrome look by unbuckling a strap or unlacing your shoes.
Your high tops will play up a slitted dress, especially when you draw attention to the leg by wrapping the laces around your ankles.
Attract eyes downward (to a sheer overlay or frill on your skirt) by meeting the hemline right with the top of your shoe.
If you want all eyes on your designer sneakers, work your entire outfit around them, finishing with outerwear that plays up the colorway of your shoes.
Let ankle socks peek out of the tops of your shoes for an outfit that draws attention to your tights or undergarments.
Finish a long, layered oversize outfit with sturdy high tops to add structure.
High-top sneakers give off casual vibes on the street, so go for the unexpected by completing them with a delicate slip with added lace.
There's no end to the cool-girl appeal of a denim-on-denim outfit that's complete with classic high-top Converse.