Daphne Sinclaire Myhrvold, a first-year anthropology student, paired her black Converse with polka-dot jeans from Nordstrom. As a Seattle native, she said she often wears sneakers and felt that the shoes are easy to style with diverse pieces, from dresses or jeans.
Audrey Prescott said she loves the black Converse because they fit well and match with bright colors, as opposed to a maroon pair she used to own that was harder to style. The second-year sociology student paired the sneakers with a thrifted top, denim jacket and a new pair of striped culotte pants.
Samantha Zimmer said her everyday looks embody comfort as well as style. The second-year biology student said she has to wear jeans in her lab courses, so she tries to add some flair to her looks while staying within the clothing restraints, like her shoes. ''They’re a very classic shoe,'' she said. ''I’ve had (a pair) since sixth grade.''
Elliott Desai described his typical style as preppy streetwear – the fourth-year sociology student said his Achilles heel is a button-down shirt. He likes white Converse because they match with various outfits he said. ''This is probably my third pair,'' he said. ''I’ve already calculated them as a lifelong cost. … I wear them to festivals, I wear them to concerts, I wear them every day. I wear them whenever I need a pair of shoes to rely on.''