We say: White high-tops for the win — every time! Ace Heilbrunner's unexpected approach to city-girl cool by juxtaposing the seriousness of tailored shirt with a fluid printed maxi skirt.
Grubby chic: Dirty is not a dirty word. 11 Apr 2016
Grubby chic: Dirty is not a dirty word.
Surf calfskin high-top sneaker with studded trim and worn-in effect, $1,010, by Saint Laurent.
Kati Nescher 11 Apr 2016
German model Nescher has an androgynous agenda. Suit up with a fitted blazer and cropped flared trousers for that suave styling that says, "effortless".
Consider these Chucks with a designer update. 11 Apr 2016
Consider these Chucks with a designer update.
Chuck Taylor All Star canvas high-top sneaker with zigzag motif, $155, by Converse x Missoni from Mytheresa.com.
Gilda Ambrosio 11 Apr 2016
Channel stylist, Ambrosio's LA grunge by way of pairing your Tomboy Vans with an off-the-wall (geddit, geddit?) ensemble.
Keeping it real since the Z-Boys. 11 Apr 2016
Keeping it real since the Z-Boys.
Sk8-Hi canvas and suede high-top sneaker, $79, by Vans.
No more running in heels, darlings. Give a girl a pair of worn-in but comfy pair of high-tops and we bet she'll wear it with everything she owns including girly dresses. Grazing no higher than the ankle, these cool kicks are trending as the off-duty accessory, adding a sense of insouciance to even formal dressing – think maxi skirts to tuxedo-style suits.
The question is, how do you keep high-tops looking posh, not juvenile?