If my chucks back in college could talk....oh, the stories they would tell. Seriously.
I don't care how old you are, in my opinion, a simple pair of white chuck taylor's [or even the jack purcell] are a perfect summer shoe. They look great with a pair of jeans + a t-shirt, or a skirt/maxi-dress. Very versatile!
Awhile back I picked up a pair of Jack Purcell's for Ryan, and customized them for her. She loved them, and loved it even more that no one else had that same pair of shoes. One of a kind!
So, do it.....go buy yourself a pair of chuck's. You won't regret it.