Cheap & Chic: Vintage Studded Converse

April Peveteaux


Photo from Free People

I have not been able to get these Vintage Studded Converse ($69.95) off my mind since I first laid eyes on them at a Free People store. I want! I want! I want!

They're actually on sale right now so they're marked down from the $168 price tag I saw last year. Which is the reason I didn't actually go home with the coveted shoes. Still, $70 is a lot to pay for Converse, no matter how beautiful.

So I came up with a better, more affordable way to get myself some vintage and studded Cons.

First, I go look under my bed where I have about ten pairs of Converse, some from the 1990s. I'm going to call that "vintage."

Second, I go on eBay and find a bedazzler. (There's one buy it now option for $19.95!)

Third, I take a weekend and bedazzle my heart out.  

If you don't have a plethora of Converse at home, you can pick up a pair of One Stars at Target ($29.99 - $34.99). Borrow a bedazzler from a friend and you're still ahead of the game.

What do you bedazzle?

Read More