How celebrities are making a case for “dad sandals”

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The ugly shoe trend makes a return, once again. With summer fits in mind, all our favourite celebrities are rocking these chunky dad sandals. Ever since Chanel launched these infamous sandals in 2019, the chunky sandals have taken over the industry by storm and brands like Prada, Gucci and Balenciaga have followed suit. A combination of fashion and functionality—they are a wardrobe staple for this summer. 

After dad sneakers became a wardrobe staple, it’s time for the comfy sandals to claim their fame. These eccentric sandals are extremely comfortable and easy to slide on for a day of casual lounging or taking a walk in the park. Perfect for on and off duty looks, these sandals are super versatile. They can be paired with multiple closet staples—from sundresses to a power suit. These sandals were popular in the ’90s and have made a return this season, it’s the perfect mixture of nostalgia and innovation. Here are some celebrities rocking the trend and how you can recreate them:

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley swears by her Chanel dad sandals. Here she pairs the sandals with some black leggings, a white tee, a beige jacket and black sunglasses. Effortless yet chic.

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung looks unbelievably elegant wearing the Chanel dad sandals with a beige suit and a black sweater. She completed her look with minimalistic hoops and a black belt. 

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk stepped out in NYC nailing the model off duty look by wearing a tasteful LBD with a crisp white shirt, a black and gold purse and of course- Burberry chunky dad sandals. 

Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber pulled off this look by pairing her sandals with white socks. She completed the look with black leggings, black crop top, black leather jacket and some black cat eye sunglasses. 

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner completes our list with an all-white ensemble. She wore white Birkenstocks with white trousers, a white cropped top and a mini bag. Comfy and tasteful. 


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