Trend Alert: Converse and Dresses

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In the past, sneakers paired with a skirt or dress was considered a huge no-no in the fashion world. However, Ms. Miley Cyrus has been spotted numerous times this summer doing just that. Instead of pairing her cute dresses with a chunky pair of running sneakers, she has chosen the thinner Converse.

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Here she is leaving a Pilates class in Los Angeles, California rockin’ the sneaker/dress look. Believe it or not…it works! Like her simple black body-con dress? Get a similar one here.

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Here she is again with her fiance wearing an adorable floral hi-lo dress with a pair of black converse. Her overall outfit might have looked cuter with a pair of flats or a funky pair of Jeffrey Campbell’s, but it still works. After seeing this look in a photo, do you approve? Let the Broke & Chic team know in the comments below!

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Broke & Chic Hits Up Amsterdam

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Broke & Chic had the wonderful opportunity to attend The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam this past April. It was filled with amazing speakers including Alexis Ohanian of Reddit, Mark Randall of Adobe, Chad Hurley of Youtube and Brian Wong of Kiip. If given the opportunity, I highly recommend attending one of TNW’s conferences — especially if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or self proclaimed techie!

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It was personally my first time in The Netherlands and I couldn’t have been more impressed with the city, people, fashion and canals! Below are a few things I learned and observed during my stay:

  • they love to keep the windows open.
  • Tulips are everywhere!
  • The air is so fresh.
  • They hate it when people talk on the phone on the tram.
  • The food tastes amazing!
  • They are very nice to tourists. The complete opposite of us New Yorkers!
  • This isn’t a walking city, you either ride your bike or take the tram.
  • Ladies ride their bikes with ease in heels.
  • Business men will ride their bikes to work in a fancy suit.
  • All the men seem to have slicked back medium length hair.
  • I’ve seen a lot of high top sneakers.
  • They love their mint tea!
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Above: Peppermint tea became a part of my morning routine!
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Amsterdam Street Style

The fashion of this city was not what I was expecting. New York city is very diverse when it comes to fashion. On one corner you’ll can see a thirty-something woman in an all black Prada suit and mile high Louboutin heels, and a twenty-something rockin’ skin tight high-waisted black jeans, a white v-neck, hot pink hair and studded Lita’s.

In Amsterdam, on the other hand, I found everyone stuck with neutral colors. If they played with color, it was usually red or orange (for Queensday.) One thing I admired about Amsterdam was the people, everyone was friendly, and they all seemed happy and carefree — just like their fashion sense!

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 How can you not love this adorable and stylish couple?!

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a8 640x480 Broke & Chic Hits Up Amsterdam The hidden wedge high top was very prevalent all over the city!

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What are your thoughts on Dutch fashion? Let us know in the comments below!

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Trend Alert: High-Top Sneakers

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Isabel Marant has officially started a trend with her Willow shoe. Aka, the high-top sneaker wedge! Not a fan of heels? Regular high-tops are just as trendy.

This trend has taken Europe by storm, and has just recently made its debut on the New York City streets. Get the lift you desire while sporting a casual look, or opt for the regular flat version. Either way, you’ll be stylin’. The more bright and loud the colors are, the better.

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Unfortunatly, the Isabel Marant pair start at a whopping $760. Luckily for us broke fashionistas, ASOS has saved the day. Find a pair of wedge high-tops for only $82 on their website.

Other options for a wallet friendly wedge sneaker:

Nike’s ’Dunk Sky Hi Liberty’ Hidden Wedge Sneaker: $130

Modcloth’s Heigh and Seek Wedge: $90

ASOS DENY Wedge High Top Trainers With Suede Detail: $82

If you’re not a fan of the wedge, check out Aldo for a funky pair that won’t hurt your feet. If you want to avoid the funk factor, stick with the traditional Converse. Try a pair in white, they’ll go with everything you own…even that LBD!

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What are your thoughts on this up and coming trend? Think you could pull it off? Let us know in the comments below!

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