Fashion Experts Are Ditching Heels For These Super-Affordable Sneakers

Can you guess what they are?

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Image: Emily Abay Photography, model Emily Delphine and stylist Molly King.

Every few months, we like to take the opportunity to reflect on our sartorial goals and detox our wardrobes accordingly. We replace work-and-play-appropriate basics like white t-shirts and black tailored pants that have been worn to death, update our go-to gym gear with the latest must-have styles and splurge on a few buzzy items.

And while 2017 is only a few weeks in, the sneaks we’ve been wearing all summer long have seen better days, so it makes sense to start with this update. And, there’s one style that’s captured our attention.

Made famous by basketball players, worshipped by musicians, hoarded by bloggers, and worn by just about every it-girl from Rosie Huntington-Whitely to Gigi Hadid, the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star are (in our opinion) a wardrobe essential. Maybe it’s because they’re versatile enough to suit a variety of personalities and styles, or maybe it’s because they’re cool and easy to walk in. Either way, this throwback style is (once again) having its moment in the spotlight. But, instead of dominating the basketball courts, they’re showing up in #OOTD shots on Insta.

The Beginning: Chuck Taylor All Star

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Image: Emily Abay Photography, model Emily Delphine and stylist Molly King.

The Chuck Taylor All Star are the LBD of the sneaker world. And we can totally see why. They were created in 1917 as a non-skid basketball shoe, but thanks to their timeless high-top silhouette, an array of classic colours, low price point, and comfort factor, they’ve become a street style staple.

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Image: Emily Abay Photography, model Emily Delphine and stylist Molly King.

Like a classic black blazer or striped tee that fits just right, you never have to think twice about slipping into a pair because they can make any and every outfit look effortlessly cool. So whether you’re kicking back on the weekend or off to a ladies brunch, you’ll feel sure-footed in your Chucks.

Click through to see how our favourite street style stars rock their Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars…

1. Black, khaki and gold is a winning combo

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2. Boyfriend jeans + high-tops = relaxed chic

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3. The perfect day-to-night ensemble for summer

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4. Neutral tones are always sleek

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5. A flirty top teamed with denim cut-offs and Chucks is effortlessly cool

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6. Luxe accessories elevate a monochromatic outfit

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7. Layer up for comfort and warmth

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8. Timeless separates make a chic pairing

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