One of our favorite things about fashion is the influx of the unexpected trends. Whether it’s tie-dye or step-hem jeans, we’re all about trying something new to shake up our look. And this season, it’s all about the dad sneakers.
These babies are already influencer and celebrity favorites on Instagram, with a super oversized and chunky look that you would probably find in the back of your dad’s closet if you did some serious digging (or on his feet, too, unfortunately). Every major designer has jumped on this trend, flooding the market with tons of amazing styles that you can snap up for your personal collection.
But these so-called “ugly” shoes can be pretty tricky to pull off. How should you incorporate these bad boys into your looks? To help you get started on tackling this difficult trend, we’ve put together five of our favorite ways to style them to have you looking chic and polished rather than sloppy.
GO FEMININE AND FUN
First up on our list of how to style dad sneakers is to add a little feminine flair to your look. By balancing the chunky and “ugly” with something cute and chic, you have the perfect recipe for a head-to-toe look that will have heads turning (and look great on IG, too).
Influencer Genelle is giving us all the feels with this super chic dad sneakers look. We love her cute crop top and high-waisted jeans combination – they totally balance out the chunky dad shoes!
GO MONOCHROMATIC OR GO HOME
One of our favorite ways to style dad sneakers is to keep the look in all one color family. By coordinating your full outfit and keeping it to one palette, you let your sneakers stand center stage without them looking too overwhelming.
Take it from DJ Brittany Sky – keeping it to one color scheme is the perfect way to dress up your new dad sneakers. We are head over heels for her totally amazing cargo pants and pale blue puffer combo – we need both ASAP.
KEEP IT ATHLETIC
If you want to keep in line with the whole dad sneakers idea, try keeping your separates in the athletic family. By rocking leggings, bike shorts and crops that you could absolutely double-purpose for the gym, you’re creating a fluid look from head to toe that’s both on trend and insanely comfortable.
One of our favorite sources for fashion inspo, REVOLVE practically read our minds with this totally cute look. Pairing bike shorts with a bold printed jacket and chunky dad sneakers? This is exactly what we’ve been dreaming of and more.
DRESS IT (WAY) UP
Don’t panic if you have a semi-formal event coming up and you want to rock your dad sneakers – they can totally be dressed up. By pairing these “ugly” shoes with something a little more polished and put together, you have the ultimate recipe for supermodel chic.
We are absolutely in love with this super stylish (and totally unexpected) combination from influencer Ellen V Lora. The almost-work ready blazer and pant paired with the athletic socks and dad sneakers? Totally to die for.
MATCH IT ALL
Really want to take it up a notch? Match everything – and we mean EVERYTHING. Go for pieces in the same color scheme as your dad sneakers and let them totally take center stage.
Take it from influencer Payton Sartain – you can totally pull off this look in an absolutely chic manner. The subtle athletic detailing paired with her super glam hair and classic bag has us practically drooling.
What will you be rocking with your dad sneakers? Let us know in the comments below!