What’s with All these Ugly Shoe Trends?

Dad Sneakers, Now Tourist Sandals…

Can someone tell me what’s with all these ugly shoe trends?? Don’t pretend like you haven’t asked yourself this same question. 2018 gave us the Dad sneaker trend. To say that it wasn’t my favorite shoe trend ever, well… But I was trying to jump on board at least a little bit. And then, 2019 starts us off with tourist sandals? And I’m sitting over here like, ‘Seriously??…’

Now these trends may not be for me, because not every trend works for everyone. Or maybe it just takes a little getting used to, coupled with some outfit experimenting. But one thing I love about fashion is that the right person and the right attitude can make even the ugliest of trends look cool. So while I can’t give my full blessing to either of these ugly shoe trends, here are some ugly shoe outfits I can get on board with. And may inspire me, as well as some of you, to try them out myself.


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CALIstyle Shimmer & Shine Crop Sweater via RESURRECTION
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BB Dakota Matthew Textured Leather Jacket via LARGO DRIVE
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Riviera Pant via UN.AFFECTED
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Crocodile Luggage Crossbody via AMENAH
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Mod Goddess Ribbed Crew Neck Sweater via STEVIE SISTER

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Not your Average Leopard Skirt via SHOP STYLE REPORT
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Suit Up Double Breasted Blazer Via SHOP STYLE REPORT
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Suit Up Trouser via SHOP STYLE REPORT
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East N West Label Meryl Jacket via KINDRED

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9Seed Paloma Ruffle Maxi via LARGO DRIVE
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BB Dakota Puff Love Jacket via LARGO DRIVE
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Keen the Label Stella Pleated Trouser via THE SHOP LAGUNA

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Brixton Delilah Hip Pack via PRISM


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stillwater the morning robe, jade green floral print kimono

Stillwater The Morning Robe via LARGO DRIVE

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Striped V Neck via REVIVAL
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Frame Le Crop Mini Boot via BLUE EYED GIRL
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ASTR the Label Cutout Midi Dress via LARGO DRIVE

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The Carved Hoop via G2G DESIGNS

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Misa Talya Wrap Dress via BLUE EYED GIRL
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Spell and the Gypsy Wild Thing Jungle One Shoulder Dress via THE SHOP LAGUNA

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Free People Favorite Romantic Tunic via STEVIE SISTER

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Pistola What’s Your Sign Pant via KINDRED

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Lack of Color Pink Velour Hat via RESURRECTION

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RUE STIIC Miko Overall Jumpsuit via THE SHOP LAGUNA

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Crepe Fitted Crew Neck via AMEÑAH

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Urban Expressions Veronica via ARLO & JOY

And just in case you’re looking to add a pair of “ugly shoes” to your collection, here a few options.

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Jeffery Campbell Lo-Fi Sneaker via VANDEVORT
Melissa Caribe platform sandal, ugly shoe trends
Melissa Caribe Platform Sandal via PRISM
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