classic converse ”chic”

Hi everyone!  It has been quite a while since I last posted.

I’ve been using my Instagram account @simplytokyo  more for fasion related posts but then I had few comments that some people don’t use Instagram so decided to recap some of my fashion photos here on my blog.

Recently I have been abusing my classic Converse.  I used to wear them back in highschool but back then I would only wear them with jeans and Ts.  Just wearing them as a ‘comfy sneaksers’.

Now I am loving this classic look that converse has, simple yet makes the style casual chic.  So I’m calling this posts’ title classic Converse ”chic”.   Not just wearing this kiks for comfortableness but using it as a tool to make the style chic and classy. But of course, I still love to wear them with a complete casual look.

There are many ways to wear them but I especially love to wear with a polished ‘office’ look paired with the Converse.   It gives some what an unexpected yet a chic look and feels like it complements the whole look.

Wore it with my black trepeze skirt,  white shirt and grey jacket.  So what shoes would you – or can you wear with this look?

– Black loafers
– Black flats (like the ballerina shoes from Repetto?)
– Black or Grey patent heels  etc…
– Leopard flats?

The list would go on.  But these may be an ‘expected’ choice.  Why not conclude the shoes with something unexpected with a classic Converse.

Shoes: Converse all stars
Skirt: Zara
Shirt: James Perse
Grey Jacket: Dressterior (Japanese brand)
Bag: Celine Trio Bag
Sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana


I also love to pair them with the Hermes Birkin bag.  Holding this bag makes the look kind of uptight sometimes and usually you would wear something more elegant or with a dress.  But I love holding this bag with a casual look. Hermes and Converse is probably the ultimate ‘high’ and ‘low’ fashion items.  This is the kind of things I like to pair up.

For this style I paired up a lace skirt with dungaree shirt.  I may wear a blue heels or a nude pumps with this look if I were to hold and Hermes birkin.  But to bring that ‘unexpected’ look, wear the classic Converse.

I feel like by bringing this ‘unexpected’ – ness, you are demonstrating sophistication in elegance and fashion and also knowing that style conveys an idea of the range of possible styles.

What do you think?

Shoes: Converse all stars
Skirt: ADORE (Japanese brand)
Shirt: Zara
Bag: Hermes (Birkin)
Bracelet: Chan Luu



a walk with Latte

My favorite time of the day is to spend time with my dog, Latte and go for a walk. Walking your own dog builds the trust and the relationship with your dog.

It also makes me happy when I look down at this furry little thing and see him sniffing the grass and taking a moment to stop and feel the wind blow. I then will stop to take a moment as well. Latte allows me to realize, hmm, nature is beautiful!

Lately I have been a sneaker freak and loving my new 2 pairs, New Balance 996 and the Converse. I used to wear these brands way back in high school. But then I guess for me, it seems to always be “back to basics”.

Sneakers for me is not only something to wear to the gym with gym clothes but also a fashion. I want to match the colors and the design with the clothes that I am wearing. What is your favorite repeatable sneaker?


Matching the Red stitches on my jeans with my favorite sneakers.


Today’s dog walk outfit. White, beige and a red accent on the bottom.




Boy does he look happy!


T-shirt: PLST
Jeans: PLST
Hat: Panama Hat from 100% Capri
Bracelet: Chan Luu
Earrings: Donatella Pellini
Sneakers: Converse
Bag: Hermes