Dress Up

Nothing to wear? Probably not quite true, but wouldn’t it be easier if we just streamlined our wardrobes to 50 must have pieces? That’s what I’m doing anyway...

When all else fails…you can rely on Chuck Taylor..


Darn, I am not in the market to buy anything at the moment. All my sartorial needs are covered and there is no excuse to buy anything…except, maybe, if pushed I could say I need to buy some new Chucks.

The kids are momentarily distracted by Vans which is a perfect time to swoop in and buy their usual choice of footwear for myself (particularly since my last pair were loaned out to my daughter and have been ruined).

I love Chuck Taylors and love that even here in Air NZ’s Koru lounge there will be someone wearing a pair. This ubiquitous classic was originally an elite basketball shoe, but then over the decades was selected as the footwewar of choice for a number or subcultures including greasers, athletes, punks, grunge rockers, alternative rockers, surfers, Metalheads, rappers, emos, skaters and hipsters. And now it seems business people who don’t want to look like business people and Women Turning Fifty.

So you can safely say it’s the universal casual footwear and I simply can’t imagine what you are wearing on your feet in the weekend if you don’t have a pair of Chucks, hopefully not trainers.

Since my daughter ruined my cream pair, and while I do have a black pair with tartan stripe which are slightly too small so I may donate to my son, I am going for a coloured pair of Chucks and look forward searching the globe for my perfect pair. Joy! (PS i checked on the the Converse site and you can even design your own pair)


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