The paparazzi’s fixation with catching celebrities when they’re less than perfect has fueled America’s obsession with the idea that our favorite stars are really just like us. And to some extent, they are. A-list moms may have a staff of nannies to help out with their brood, but they still indulge in playground time with their kids or schlep to the grocery store with bedhead hair. Sure, they sound just like – except that the cameras are never too far away.
Seeing a star go from red carpet glam to jeans and a t-shirt resonates with us; it gives us hope that if we were followed by a camera crew, that we could go from everyday drab to Hollywood fab too. But perhaps seeing a celebrity in her everyday attire is what makes her very human and ultimately, just like us.
Let's face it, even stars need to relax. If your feet ache after a Saturday night out with the girls, imagine the pain after a day of filming or recording. When they’re not chasing after their children or picking up their next red carpet-worthy look from the newest designer, you can count on celebrities to slip on a pair of their cutest and comfiest sneakers.
We’ve seen Reese Witherspoon dolled up time and time again, but it’s when we first laid eyes on the doting mother hand in hand with her children, Ava and Deacon, in a gray t-shirt and white Converse sneakers that we really fell for the actress’ style. A pair of aviators completes Witherspoon’s girl-next-door look perfectly.
Jessica Alba also relies on a pair of purple Converse to give a little pop for her playground perfect outfits. Since daughter Honor’s birth in 2008, Alba has rarely been seen without the tiny tot. With another baby with husband, Cash Warren, here’s to hoping for more colorful additions to Alba’s collection of kicks. Check out Honor’s silver sneakers for a serious cuteness overload.
Ashlee Simpson has come a long way since she first arrived on the scene as simply “Jessica Simpson’s little sister.” But it wasn’t long before Simpson showed fans just how different she was. Simpson’s punk rock style is always evolving but one thing that hasn’t changed is the singer’s love for low-cut black Converse. Whether she’s spotted out with son, Bronx, or shopping solo, Simpson relies on this simple sneaker to keep her look streamlined.
Kristen Stewart may be the perfect example of mixing comfort and style. The Twilight star raised eyebrows when she began wearing her tattered black Converse sneakers on the red carpet, but die hard fans of Stewart knew the actress was letting her personal style shine. Stewart continues to be photographed in sneakers on and off the red carpet, here's to looking great while breaking all of fashion's rules.
If you’re unfamiliar with Willow Smith’s style, brace yourself. The pint sized “Whip My Hair” singer knows a thing or two about fashion. She sat front row at fashion week in Milan and has a cult following from kids and adults alike. At Nickelodeon’s 2010 Kids' Choice Awards, Smith took her love for sneakers a step further. Combining her pink Converse sneakers and slim fitting pants, the pre-teen starlet created a look worthy of best dressed lists.
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