JD Women | July 18, 2018

Trend Alert! Chunky Trainers…Here’s How to Style ‘Em

Though we never thought we’d be back on board with the chunky trainer trend this time last year, once in a while a trend comes back around and we just can’t say no. Joining waist bags as one of the ‘90s trends we thought we’d said cya to, chunky trainers are back and they’re bigger, bolder and chunkier than ever!

When ya think of classic dad style, there’s super high rise light-wash jeans, tucked in tees, flannel shirts and of course the shoes; Dad shoes AKA another name for the chunky trainer trend. So these kicks are defo nothing new. Nike, adi and more have been making them for years, but thanks to insta, influencers and our fave celebs they’re no longer just for dad – we wanna’ steal his style and get some too! ?‍♀️ ?‍♀️

Big and colourful, these retro kicks can seem hard to pull off – but do it right and they actually go with ANYTHING. We’re here to prove it to you by roundin’ up all the best ways you can style them up and sport some Dadcore steez ya’self…

Work Werk It

Heading to the office? Ditch your usual heels or flats for a chunky sneak. They’re ultra-comfy for the daily commute and can be styled up with both smart AND casual ‘fits – bonus.

Whether you’re donning a blazer or a pencil skirt, retro kicks and tailoring might sound totally wrong but this combo is oh so right – adding a casual edge to your standard work’drobe.

gigi hadid in a blazer and chunky trainers
bella hadid in dad shoes

Dress ‘Em Up

The key to styling oversized trainers is to assume they go with everything (coz they pretty much do). Be confident like our gal Bella Hadid and take your casual kicks straight into the evening. Evening gown? Yep. LBD? Totally.

Besides, if you’re heading out out, you’ll be the comfiest gal in the club. Say hey to pain-free dancing all night!

Do It in Denim

Who said Dad shoes were hard to style? For those of you scared to clash feminine with chunky, team them with your fave denim (ahem, Dad was doin’ it right) and they’re guaranteed to be a go-to. Your next shoe’drobe staple!

Whether you’re takin’ inspo from Kendall and pairing them with ripped jeans or styling them up with a classic denim skirt for summer, a bold, colourful kick will make sure all the focus is on ya feet.

pink dress and dad shoes
kendall jenner in chunky trainers

Fitness ‘Fits

The athleisure trend is still goin’ strong and if you’re taking sporty gear into your everyday style, the chunky trainers can defo follow. Worn with crisp white sports socks, retro creps add casual vibes and a sports-inspired edge to your comfiest tracksuit, leggings or gymwear.

Be confident and work it! Wanna get on the trend? Shop the hottest chunky trainers including the FILA Disruptor and PUMA Thunder here at JD. Show us how you’re stylin’ up the retro look on insta #MeinJD.


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