Cop a new pair of kicks and channel some of the year’s most popular looks
While some colours remain the cornerstone of fashion (see black, white, grey, navy and most neutrals), others go in and out of popularity. This year, it’s all about being bold and unabashed with your selection of hues. Whether you choose to clash them with contrasting shades or ground your look with more pared-back Pantones, you’ll need at least one statement piece. Converse has taken this idea and ran with it — here are four new drops from the iconic sneaker brand, each with a unique way on how to take on the trend.
Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Hi — Black / Cherry Blossom
When you hear the word “florals”, you probably think of bright petals and summery embroidery. This winter, flip the script with a darker take on the trend. Using black as the foundation, the pattern usually features lots of greenery and generally darker-coloured flowers. This pair of high-top Chucks has cherry blossoms all along the upper, making them quite the striking addition to your winter rotation.
One Star — Blue Tint / Gym Red / White
If you’re looking to embrace something softer and more, you know, millennial, try a pastel shade. The candy shade of pink from two years ago isn’t as popular anymore, but this pastel blue is as timeless as it gets, plus it’ll get better as it fades and ages. It definitely screams “spring time”, but when paired with dark blue jeans and a camel coat, you can give your winter look a luxe creamy finish.
Chuck Taylor All Star — Orange Ray
One of the year’s most popular colour trends is this blazing hot shade fashion publications like Hypebeast are calling Gen Z Yellow. Dubbed the new millennial pink, it’s been seen on many a street style fave, usually on a pair of chunky sneakers or an athleisure staple like hoodies. Beyoncé and her entire band and dance crew famously wore the colour at her first Coachella show in April and set off a slew of content pieces claiming it as next season’s colour to watch. This pair of Chucks are an eye-catching must-have — team them with light blue jeans and a grey hoodie.
Chuck Taylor All Star American Block High Top — Jute / Aegean Storm / Mars Stone
You don’t get anymore retro than colour blocking, and these two-tone pair of high-tops will help you look the part. The durable canvas silhouette we all know and love has been updated with a Western-inspired design and a different colour panel on either side. They’re on-trend now, sure, but they have the kind of timeless appeal that’ll keep them cool years from now too. Be sure to wear your finest cropped chinos or jeans to show them off.