Embracing the chunky dad sneakers trend may have taken a while to kickstart but it’s certainly the footwear of any self-respecting fashion enthusiast today. This time, however, it’s not dad sneakers we’re making a case for but dad stripes.
The revivalism of the 90s decade (read: the chunky platforms from the 90s, barrettes that’ll let you ace 90s indie girl chic, or the 90s layering you’d never thought you’d like et all) has been at the fore of this season’s fashion trends and the retro stripes — or dad stripes as we like to call it — are not about to be forgotten.
Making an appearance on the Spring/Summer 2019 runways of Gucci, Valentino, and Tommy Hilfiger, the nostalgic print in bold or faded colourway stripes also starred on the streetstyle scene during the Fall/Winter 2019 fashion weeks and all over Instagram. Whether it’s the once cheesy rainbow stripes like Alexa Chung dons in her casual selfie to her 3.3 million followers or the pared back version in contrasting colourways (preferably in impressionably retro shades like rust orange or olive green) as seen on Instagram fashion influential Alyssa Coscarelli (@alyssainthecity), the dad stripes are here to stay for the ride because if there’s anything we’d learn by now, its that old school never gets old.
Above, styling inspiration straight off the sidewalks and profiles of the very best, and shopping options to cart out below from the bold to subtle variations.