14 New Ways To Wear Your Old Converse Sneakers

Converse sneakers—arguably the most recognizable footwear in the world with fans like Diane Kruger, Alexa Chung, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley—are certified classics. After all, no other shoe has garnered such a diverse group of fans, from beloved ‘80s TV characters (Punky Brewster) to early ‘90s rock stars (Kurt Cobain) and Hollywood actresses (Kristen Stewart).

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    Chances are you own a pair too, and thanks to all the celebs wearing them recently, it’s high time to dust them off. Whether they’re worn-in or immaculate, high-tops or low, we’ve got 14 fresh, fashionable ways of styling your Chucks now. Click through our slideshow to get inspired!

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    Diane Kruger

    Elevate denim cutoffs and Converse--Kruger’s wearing Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($200)--with a chunky sweater and structured bag, like her Salvatore Ferragamo Emmy Tote ($1270).

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    Dree Hemingway

    Acknowledge the season’s sporty trend in a varsity jacket and cropped pants, the perfect length for displaying a pair of high-top Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($55).

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Nora Svensson

    The model brightens up her denim-on-denim mix with Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers ($50) in Red.

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Christie Fels

    A pair of well-worn Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Sneakers ($50) gives character to a graphic t-shirt and skinny jeans.

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    Ashley Benson

    The actress’ maxi skirt and layered necklaces look more grunge than bohemian thanks to Converse Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers ($45) in Black.

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    Rihanna

    Swap sky-scraping heels for a pair of Converse for a night out. We love the way Rihanna adds Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($55) in Black to her Silver Spoon Attire High Fashion T-Shirt ($90) and leather mini for a playful effect.

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    Alana Zimmer

    The model’s Converse Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers ($45) in Black add an unexpectedly casual element to sleek, masculine-inspired pieces, like an Acne blazer, Theyskens’ Theory shirt, and Comme des Garcons shorts.

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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    Huntington-Whiteley completes her downtown look, consisting of J Brand’s Slim Fitted Denim Jacket ($229), Isabel Marant’s Ivana Boiled Wool Sweater ($475), leather leggings, and Mulberry’s The Del Rey Tote ($1500, available in Black Leather), with Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($50) in Mirage Gray.

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Karin Hansson

    This effortless outfit smacks of summer in the city cool. Just slip on an oversized button-down, cutoffs, and Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($55) in Black (note: they don’t have to be perfectly laced!).

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    Elle Fanning

    Fanning displays the perfect girl-meets-boy contrast, wearing Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($50) with Opening Ceremony’s OC Patch Varsity Jacket ($340) over a ditsy floral dress.

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    Ali Larter

    For a laid-back weekend uniform, take a page from Larter’s style book and combine a Gap denim button-down, Burberry black trousers, and Converse Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers ($45) in Black.

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    Street Style

    There’s something extraordinarily chic about this street style muse’s Gina Tricot suit styled with matching Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers ($50) in Red--even if you’re not planning on flashing your bra in public!

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    Alexa Chung

    Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($55) work just as well--if not better--than ankle boots at a festival. Just ask Chung, who wore her kicks to Coachella this year with Karen Walker Number Two Sunglasses ($220), a Liberty for J.Crew floral button-down, and vintage jean shorts.

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    Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules

    Dazzling white sneaks add fresh perspective to a t-shirt dress. The blogger wears a Finders Keepers printed dress (available in a similar style here) teamed with Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Sneakers ($50) in Optical White, Ray-Ban aviators, Luv AJ Sheet Metal Ankle/Arm Cuff ($143), and a Theyskens’ Theory bag.

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Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

Converse, $55
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Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Sneakers

Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Sneakers

Converse, $50
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Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

Converse, $50
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Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers

Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers

Converse, $50
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Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers

Chuck Taylor Low Sneakers

Converse, $45
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Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

Converse, $55
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Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

Converse, $50
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High Fashion T-Shirt

High Fashion T-Shirt

Silver Spoon Attire, $90
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Ivana Boiled Wool Sweater

Ivana Boiled Wool Sweater

Isabel Marant, $475
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Slim Fitted Denim Jacket

Slim Fitted Denim Jacket

J Brand, $229
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OC Patch Varsity Jacket

OC Patch Varsity Jacket

Opening Ceremony, $340
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Number Two Sunglasses

Number Two Sunglasses

Karen Walker, $220
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Emmy Tote

Emmy Tote

Salvatore Ferragamo, $1270
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You Sent Me T-Shirt Dress

You Sent Me T-Shirt Dress

Finders Keepers, $126
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