Like it thick? The biggest statement of 2018 fashion trends (pun intended) is an exaggerated, extra chunky sneaker. Luxury fashion leader Balenciaga paved the streets extra wide with the launch of their now infamous Triple S Trainers for women. Now sold out in stores and across nearly every site across the web, if you were lucky enough to get your hands on a pair, hold on with a double grip. Missed out? Fret not. Fashion is an evolution, and Balenciaga took a leap on this one that started a wave of changes throughout the fashion universe.
Prada, Maison Margiela and Gucci were quick on the draw with their own iconic chunky sneakers, and fast fashion brands like Jeffrey Campbell and Acne were close behind with an array of “dad shoes” styles in every color and height to suit your desires.
Looking for something minimal and white to offset the fast fashion trend with something more sustainable for seasons to come, I wasted no time in picking up this Jeffrey Campbell pair from Shopbop to feature in probably most of my upcoming luxury fashion blog posts. Much like the Balenciaga Triple S Trainers, the Jeffrey Campbell chunky sneaker features layers of architectural detail. The all-white leather upper and chunky sole is a classic selection set apart from the multi-colored fast-fashion sneaker trends, giving it a longer wearable season.
Shopbop is one of my go-to resources for luxury fashion pieces, and their site was the first place I spotted this magnificent beauty. You can shop the same pair while they’re in stock in the links below, or browse some of my other favorites! I’ve got a couple more on my wishlist, and may have to invest in a couple other pairs before the season is up.
Aside from the overlapping foot pads and monochrome patchwork, the most notable feature is the extended sole heel cap. Balenciaga’s sneaker features a similar silhouette, creating an extended base and giving the style a futuristic look.
The sole is heavy, but the body is lightweight and heavily padded for a comfortable fit. Possibly the most eye-catching of all 2018 fashion trends, this heavy sport look has a distinctly athleisure feel, but can be worn unexpectedly with casual attire, women’s suiting, athletic wear and more. The double pull-tabs on the heel and tongue make this pair especially easy to slip on and off without unlacing – a convenience feature that’s appreciated in my hyper-active lifestyle.
For this look, I’m wearing my chunky sneakers with a better-than-ordinary pair of black denim jeans from Parker Smith. Parker Smith is the most prominent denim brand in my wardrobe, and this pair is new in their fall and winter collection. They’re classic black, with a sporty velvet racing stripe down the side, accentuating the sporty look of these Jeffrey Campbell chunky sneakers.
I typically opt for basic white t-shirts for my day-to-day casual attire, but decided to mix it up with this modern line print graphic t. Graphic t-shirts are a great way to mix up a minimal wardrobe, and you can get them for a steal at most stores, or invest in luxury t-shirts that you can wear for years to come.
Looking for something a bit more exciting? White chunky sneakers are the number-one combination for leopard print skirts (another 2018 fashion trend sweeping the web). They’re also a great accessory to help freshen up your business casual wardrobe, making a fresh statement when paired unexpectedly with women’s suiting pieces. You can check out some leopard print outfit ideas on this recap of the spotted trend.
Looking for a pair of your own? I’ve included my Shopbop links above along with a few other variations for you to mix up your wardrobe! If you don’t already have an account there, I have great news…
Shopbop just opened an Amazon store! Yes, the retailing giant has officially taken over the world, even in the luxury fashion department. Shopbop’s Amazon store The Shop by Shopbop is loaded with trendy high-end pieces that can be hard to find elsewhere, and it’s even easier to shop with your existing Amazon account. If you’re like me, Amazon has pretty much become the new Google search when it comes to shopping online for home goods, misc. tools and beauty items and more.
I have yet to dive into Amazon for shopping fashion, Shopbop’s new announcement just might have me giving it a second look. The Shop by Shopbop is a “destination for style discovery” that let’s you shop by special collections, clothing types, shoes, bags, accessories and occasion. I was pleasantly surprised with a beautiful experience featuring fun lifestyle images and a layout that looks so similar to their actual site. It has a lot more of a boutique feel than anywhere else I’ve shopped on Amazon. Plus, many of their products are on Prime! So you get free shipping and order tracking directly through your Amazon account. That made me excited.
If you’re an Amazon shopper, definitely be sure to check them out, and have a Prime time ;)
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