Probably one of the most polarizing trends we’re seeing right now: The Dad Sneaker. I’ve loved it right from the start, but I’m definitely one of those people that likes to have fun with my outfits… it shouldn’t be so damn serious all the time! We also know I’m all about ugly sneakers (and live in these). I’m also ALL about adding a little height since I’m only 5’5 (and wish I was taller) so I’ll take the height wherever I can get it — especially when it’s a sneaker and oh so comfy! We started seeing the dad sneaker trend pop up a ton in 2018 after the platform sneaker was huge in 2016/2017 — and it’s even bigger in 2019. I jumped on board with these sneakers last year that were a little less offensive (and sort of the gateway drug if you will) but I’m ALL IN on the real dad sneak trend for this spring and summer and scooped up these Ash training sneakers during the Shopbop sale a few weeks ago! Not only did I get them on major sale (25% off) — but they look SO similar to the Balenciaga pair I really wanted… score!
The key to styling these sneakers is to keep the rest of the look simple — since they are such a statement! I love them with this all black look with a simple jacket (you could even do a denim jacket if it’s a little warmer where you live right now). For summer, I’ll be pairing them with denim shorts and some mini dresses — I ALWAYS love dresses and sneakers, it’s one of my favorite combos!
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