Mamas, have you noticed the whole high-top sneaker trend? It seems to be growing. I had peripherally noticed it a while back, but didn't really...well..care. Until I was totally charmed by Refinery 29's feature of Elettra Wiedemann:
Those are some serious shoes (Monika Chiang sneakers, to be precise). But paired with black skinnies and a silky blouse...they're cute. Like...really, really cute, without veering into puppies and kittens cute. Sleek-cute.
For the first time, uh, EVER, I found myself coveting a pair of serious high-tops. But, you know, not seriously. Cause...I mean...well...look at 'em! Seriously?
I just couldn't commit the cash to such a big, dark, sneaker. At the time, I could think of exactly ONE way those babies would look amazing...and Elettra's wearing it.
But high-tops continued to pop up on my radar....and Mamas, I actually own a pair (sort of). Converse high-tops - they count, right? I typically wear them under something (last seen under my printed Paige skinny jeans)...but buoyed by Elettra's outfit, I resolved to not just wear them, but to show-off the actual High-Top.
But first, my high-top sneaker inspiration board: