We can thank the ’90s resurgence for many things, including The Lion King remake, a Spice Girls reunion tour and the fashionable return of chunky Dad sneakers. You may have worn them the first time around with butterfly hair clips, bell-bottoms and a crop top, but the year 2019 sees the chunky footwear get a whole new styling take.
Here, our features writer Ondela Mlandu shows just how you can use Dad sneakers to update your current wardrobe:
1/ A Slick Overcoat
When it comes to the optimum outfit formula, balance is key. Here Ondela has cleverly balanced the chunkiness of Dad sneakers with a statement knit and puffy jacket. By adding volume to her top half, the shoes don’t seem half as overpowering as you might expect.
2/ Make It Tonal
When your footwear has the power to make a statement, avoid wearing any other items that are going to compete for attention with your shoes. Ondela nails this rule here by pairing her bold Dad sneakers with an all-black ensemble.
3/ Make it Luxe
Anyone who thinks sneakers are not approps evening wear is seriously mistaken. Pairing her dad sneaks with a crushed velvet mini skirt is a really clever way to smarten up footwear. Plus, there’s absolutely nothing (and no sore feet) stopping you from dancing the night away with this look. Bravo, Ondela!
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