TEAM ZOELLA JUNE 19, 2022

Chunky Sandals To Stomp Into Holiday Season In

From jorts to Crocs, gilets to oversized everything, this summer we're stanning practical over pretty and embracing the 'ugly' fashion trends making a comeback.

From jorts to Crocs, gilets to oversized everything, this summer we’re stanning practical over pretty and embracing the ‘ugly’ fashion trends making a comeback. The rule of thumb seems to be: if you wouldn’t be seen dead in it during year 9, it’s cool now. Fashion can be confusing, eh?

Haters gonna hate, but Internet fashion legends such as Leandra Medine Cohen of Man Repeller (RIP) made it cool to embrace self-expression in all of its forms. Her and other self confessed man repellers helped create a culture of irreverence in which zany, out-there and downright ugly clothing suddenly became cool, and we love the Man Repeller legacy to this day.

In a world in which FaceTune and blur filters are the norm, sometimes putting on a knitted vest and pair of Birkenstocks may feel like the most refreshing choice you can make. Stomp on!

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TEAM ZOELLA MAY 6, 2021

Ugly but Stylish Dad Sandals We’ll Be Wearing In Summer ’21

In true Dad style, the chunky, often thick strapped shoe is comfortable, practical and everything you need for day trips, staycations and simply carrying your Asda shop up the hill on the way home- we stan the versatility!

Did someone say Marmite fashion coming through? Ohh yes they did! You either love it or you hate it when it comes to some fashion trends (cycling shorts and low rise jeans we’re looking at you) but Dad sandals ain’t budging for the summer season ahead and this week’s edit has the best of the bunch …

It’s Louis Theroux made cool, it’s everything in the world that really shouldn’t be stylish but just is.

Think Dad at the BBQ taking pride of place flipping burgers, Dad on a camping trip carefully assembling the tent poles in order, or Dad on a day trip with the AA road map in hand and sandwiches expertly refrigerated in the cool box. It’s Louis Theroux made cool, it’s everything in the world that really shouldn’t be stylish but just is. And in true Dad style, the chunky, often thick strapped shoe is comfortable, practical and everything you need for day trips, staycations and simply carrying your Asda shop up the hill on the way home- we stan the versatility! 

Chanel offers the creme de la creme of chunky sandals, but if you don’t want to be stuck eating beans on toast for the rest of eternity then keep scrolling for the best high street dupes …

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