If you only knew how long i’ve been tempted, but at the same time running away from the chunky sandal also known as the “dad” sandal trend! If I’m being honest, I didn’t think it would fit me my shape. My small frame with these clunky sandals on my feet? That wouldn’t look right, I thought (lol). I would online shop and come across a cute pair with cut outs and detailed straps and buckles, but I would still “run away” from the trend. However, I gave into temptation during quarantine and figured, “eh, if I don’t like em’ i’ll just send em’ back!”
I bought my very first pair of chunky Sandals on ASOS , an online shopping store. They often have pretty good sales, they ship quickly and returning items are simple. If you have never shopped with ASOS, give them a look and make a purchase. I’m sure you’ll find something. Therefore, I felt it best to purchase a nice chunky sandal from them and if I didn’t like it, i’d be able to send it back, hassle free.
The style of the sandal is called “ASOS DESIGN Fallon chunky sandal” in black. After receiving my sandal, I tried them on and was still a bit apprehensive about what i’d wear with them and how it would look. I even asked my daughter what she thought and y’all… she was NOT having it, lol. She actually told me to return them and then asked me what I was thinking when I made that purchase. Well, I didn’t listen to her and instead decided to go on my Pinterest (follow me) and search for inspiration on things to wear with them.
I didn’t want to think to much into it so I decided to go with a summer dress that was not too tight like a body-con dress, but it had to “match” the oversized chunky vibe of the sandal. I found this “Smock it to ’em midi dress” from Nasty Gal during their 80% off summer sale (it’s still going on). I imagined this look in my head. Then I kept it simple and accessorized the look with a mini Zara crossbody bag and a pair of cat eyed black sunnies also purchased from Nasty Gal and boom!; this is the look we got!
What do you think about how I styled these chunky sandals? would you ever wear them? Are you into the “dad” sneakers or chunky shoe trend?
Let me know in the comments below.
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