A Definitive Guide To Styling The Hideous Dad Sneakers!
Every once in awhile, there comes a trend that we hate and start questioning the fashion community for it! There was the mom jeans trend that began as an ill-fitted pair of denim ready to take on our beloved skinny jeans. Then came the fanny packs and now we have the ugly sneaker trend. Yup, you heard that right, ‘ugly’ sneakers are what they are called!
ICYMI 2018 saw the comeback of the ugly sneaker, which means 2019 is the year they take over every corner of your Instagram feed. Balenciaga, Fila have all embraced this trend with open arms and we’re here for it!
However, for all those who want to dip their toe in this un-flattering yet fashionable trend (figuratively speaking), we’re here to show you some ways in which you could style them. So, here are a few so-uncool-that-they’re-actually-cool sneaker looks for you to replicate.
1. Opt For Fitted Bottoms!
Since the size of these sneakers is huge, it is easy to get lost while you scan your wardrobe trying to put together a look! For starters try pairing them with a fitted pair of denim that ends just above your ankles. They are the safest bet. Since they are fitted, they will hug your body at the right places and provide a contrast with the chunky soles.
2. Try Giving Your Body Some Definition
While trying out dad sneakers, try opting for silhouettes that show give your body some definition. Opt for skinny jeans with a bodysuit or a mom jean fit with a crop top. Don’t wear everything oversized since your body will get lost in the oversized pieces, making you look shabby.
3. Give Them Room To Breathe!
Since you want the sneakers to shine, you need to give them room to breathe. Since they are a heavy accessory, steer clear of pieces that make you feel like you are drowning in them. You should own the look and not the other way round. Opt for cropped pieces like so, and also always pick jeans that end just above your ankle. The little peek at the ankle and the midriff always provides definition to your body while giving space for each piece to shine.
4. Go For The Juxtaposition
You can always try styling these sneakers with dresses. Minis, midis, floor-length - you can go all out with them. The basic principle behind it is that since these sneakers are chunky, flowy and feminine pieces of clothing will provide the apt juxtaposition for them to shine.
5. Colour Coordinate Them
Last but not least, you can always try colour coordinating them if you’re short on time. Leave it on fashionista SK to show us how it is done. However, you can surely start with basic colours like black and white and then maybe venture into a more daring territory like so.