The Chunky Sneaker Trend is Here to Stay
Whether you love them or hate them, the dad shoe trend is here to stay. If you haven’t noticed, nineties-style has made a major comeback but it’s much cooler this time around.
Levi jeans, fanny packs, overalls, The good, the. bad, the ugly- it’s all back baby!
I think millennials are pulling them off better than we ever thought was possible; This sneaker captures this generation perfectly.
This style made a revival back in 2016 and has exploded ever since. At first only the Jenner’s and Hadid’s were wearing this controversial trend but slowly and surely, more and more fashion bloggers were bringing back a style we all thought was extinct. I think millennials are pulling them off better than we ever thought was possible, this sneaker captures this generation perfectly. Boys hate them, but.. fashion, sweetie.
I have been on a sneaker kick since I bought my first pair of Balenciaga’s, the queen of all ugly sneakers for women. I assumed the “dad shoe” was a very fad trend so I ended up selling them last summer when someone offered me more money than I paid because they were sold out everywhere. It was a offer I couldn’t refuse but sometimes I wish I kept them.
Hands down, one of my favorite styles I’m currently coveting are the LV Archlight Sneaker.
They’re obviously a bit pricey, so if these are out of your budget I’ll just flood your feed with inspo:.
.Most of you think you’ll never be able to rock the “dad shoe” because you’re not an Instagram Influencer but I promise you, I’ll break it down super simple. To put it simply, ugly sneakers are cool and there’s nothing we can do about it. Since this trend doesn’t appear to be disappearing anytime in the foreseeable future, you might as well hop on the bandwagon. If you understand the fundamentals, a chunky sneaker will instantly elevate any outfit.
HOW I STYLE THEM
Chunky sneakers are great for an everyday look. The fun part is you can dress them down or make it high fashion. Given the exaggerated silhouette of the sneaker, it instantly makes everything else look smaller. My favorite pairings are with rolled up trousers, suit pants, biker shorts, cropped leggings, linen shorts and skirts. The possibilities are really endless, it depends on your personal style and what you feel comfortable in.
We want to create a statement, but don’t overdo it. Only celebs can pull off the over-layered, super baggy homeless look. We just look homeless. Opt for minimalism, especially when you are first experimenting with this style.
WHERE TO FIND
The Source Unknown has very quickly become one of my favorite shops. Their Combination Sneakers are one of my top picks this season because of their price point and versatility, This sneaker is SUPER chic and is a really good buy to add to your starter pack.
HOT TIP: Shop Stye is my Holy Grail fashion search engine tool. It’s the easiest way to find what you’re looking for and has lots of filters like price/style/color/brand…etc
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