The list of fashion icons on our radar was always aspirational but never relatable. From Rihanna and Paris Hilton to David Beckham and Harry styles—sure, we love their style, but could we ever walk the streets in a sheer crystal dress like Riri, without avoiding multiple nip-slips? I think not. This was until the ultimate fashion messiah entered the chat and dethroned them all—Adam Sandler. Yes, you read that correct—no, we don’t mean Adam Driver. The king of slobber dressing was one of the most googled celebrities of 2021, which snowballed into our latest favourite trend, courtesy GenZ’s and TikTok: Sandlercore.
The pandemic turned us all into sloths, and if we are to accept our new reality, we might as well do it right under the guidance of the ultimate relaxed dresser. Pfft, and you thought, Billie Eilish popularised oversized t-shirts and boxer shorts. The Uncut Gems actor has been nailing sandlercore since the ’90s. Adam’s style is all about breathing easy and never letting the muffin-top show. XXXL t-shirts and basketball shorts paired with your comfiest sneakers, Ugg boots or (worse) crocs. His obvious disdain for fashion has made him the ultimate muse for Gen-Z and younger millennials during the pandemic. No designer labels, stylists or other shebang that’s a part of a celebrity’s entourage. The 33,000 videos on TikTok under this hashtag, attest to its raging popularity.
Fashion critics, influencers and serious sartorialists can officially look the other way, as this trend is for the masses who love a mismatched look—that appears to be effortless because it literally is. Sandlercore is easy, doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be boring. Many young influencers/celebrities have adapted and fine-tuned this trend according to their own style, here are some of the looks we loved.
1. Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish never really fell into the stereotypical trope of how a female pop star should look glamorous at all times. She unknowingly paved the way for individuality—her style is as sandlercore as it gets.
2. Zendaya As Rue
So you’re telling me that Adam Sandler wasn’t the entire mood board while designing the wardrobe for Rue in Euphoria? Yeah, I am not being that. Zendaya plays an addict on the show, who doesn’t really care about her appearance—if that isn’t the memo for sandlercore, I don’t know what is.
3. Hailey Bieber
On days, when Hailey Bieber isn’t dressed in her monochrome best—she takes the sandlercore route by borrowing oversized fits from her husband’s label Drew House. While she replaced the boxer shorts with loose grey joggers, the rest of the look is pretty much in the I-don’t-care-how-I-look-today vicinity.
4. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgen is a true sandlercore pro. She is often spotted running her errands and picking up coffee in oversized t-shirts, sliders or sneakers. Because why would you dress up for the grocery store when you can feel and look your cosy best in this lazy trend.
5. Kim Kardashian
Of course, when Kim does this trend, she makes sure the outfit matches and her face is fully contoured. But otherwise, even the Kardashians cannot have enough of the sandlercore trend. Kim is regularly sighted in oversized t-shirts, teamed with bicycle shorts and her favourite pair of Yeezy’s (that might just change now).
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