Monday, 12 January 2015

The Curse of The White Converse.

Hey guys,

This Christmas I received a pair of White Converse from my dear friend Saint Nicholas, and it is safe to say that I was delighted- I couldn't wait to wear them all day, everyday as a complete staple to my wardrobe...so why is it that they have been worn not once and stayed safely tucked away in it's shoe box gathering dust?

Well, they are just so flippin... white.



There is something so unbelievably off-putting about seeing pristine white converse and I desperately need to wear them around and get them looking worn. At the moment they are a luminous white that seems to glow in daylight and I cringe whenever I wear them outside.

In the words of Alexa Chung in her book 'It':



Saying all this, I don't want to turn them an unattractive shade of brown. I live in the country and if I wear them on a walk or to the park, they will be absolutely wrecked- do you see my dilemma?

Seriously though, if any of you have any tips as to how to make White Converse look worn (without actually wearing them), let me know! Have any of you encountered this problem?

See you soon x

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27 comments:

  1. Oh the dilemmas of fashion. Just go on a nice hike in them.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Indeed! I don't think a nice stroll would do me any harm either..! :)

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  2. Haha. Maybe you should really just wear them a bit more often. Don't wear them too often and they won't go to grey
    I just popped buy to let you know I nominated you for the liebster award http://www.dandelionblue.co.uk/2015/01/my-double-liebster-nomination.html
    xx Dandy

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    1. Thanks so much for nominating me! And good advice but sooo much effort for someone as lazy as me!

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  3. This made me giggle! Just get out in them. Wear them on the next rainy day and they will look perfectly worn. x

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    1. Great tip! that doesn't sound too difficult! Love your blog by the way, it's so pretty!

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  4. You're funny, I know what you mean though, shoes always look and feel so much better once you have roughed them up a little!

    Meme xx
    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know! It just feels so odd to walk about in pristine shoes!

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  5. I don't wear Converse but I actually hate getting my shoes dirty! Maybe you should wear them to a park? My shoes always look a mess after going the park, ahah. x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Good tip! How? I hate wearing perfect looking shoes, I feel like that maybe describes me as a person? Haha :)

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  6. I honestly only wear black, but these look lovely

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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  7. I have these same Converse and I like to have them looking fresh! Just wear them for a few walks (by yourself if you're that embarassed), not go wandering through mud... but just walking around on the pavement will slightly scuff them. You don't want big stains on the white!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  8. I got them too ! love them so much but now they are not so white :(

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I love converse their so comfy and I love the colour white i really want some white converse
    They go with everything
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are such a staple! You must !

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  10. I have the same! Mine aren't that white anymore, but I still love them. :)

    Sarah x
    www.palmtreesandheels.blogspot.com

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    1. Same! Can't wait to start wearing them!

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  11. This is the dilemma of my life when I get new converse, although I have never had white converse before so it has never been this much of a problem! Just wear them when your popping out somewhere close to your house and they will get a bit more worn in so you can wear them out properly

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  12. Erghh I know the dilemma...
    Loving your blog, could you have a look at mine and maybe follow back on bloglovin? Ooh La Luce

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  13. I actually prefer my converse new but now mine are older now but they still look pretty good// I recommend just walking on pavements.
    clandestine-v.blogspot.com.au

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  14. The best thing in converse, that y can wear it always, like for sport, office or date. I'm 38 years old and in my office of ideals solution I can work in converse.
    Hah, my favorite sneakers.

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