micjanee in dad sneakers

Our dads aren’t usually the first place we look for fashion inspo but there’s no denying sneakers your pop would’ve worn in the ’90s are having a major fashion moment. You’ve probably seen your favorite style stars rocking the trend, pairing chunky, orthopedic-soled sneaks with everything from flowy floral midi dresses to pantsuits. They’re bulky, old-school, and they’re everywhere.

Who doesn’t love a throwback trend? We’re embracing the dad sneaker in all of its dorky glory. Care to join us? Of course you do. If you’re not sure exactly how to pull this look off, we’ve styled three no-fail, street-style worthy outfits ahead to get you started.

Floral Mash Up

how to wear dad sneakers with a floral dress

Mix your chunky kicks with their sartorial opposite  — in this case, an ultrafeminine frilly dress. The color palette of the floral print picks up the hues of the sneakers and a denim jacket with a black crossbody plays up the sporty aspect. The result? A perfect balance.

Sexy Edgy

look sexy and edgy in dad sneakers with this look

Balance out a bulkier shoe shape with a fitted dress. Camo is basically a neutral so don’t be afraid to mix it with bold stripes for a cool date night look.  Anchor it all with a cropped vegan leather jacket and gold hoops.

Power Play

how to wear dad sneakers with a suit - power play

Show everyone who wears the pants with a pantsuit worthy of a megablogger. Do the tonal thing by pairing shades of purple, then accent the look with sleek accessories like a gold layered necklace and polished croc-embossed clutch.

Which way are you doing the dad sneakers trend? Show us on Instagram @Lulus using #lovelulus!


Header image via @micjanee