Three Easy Ways To Wear This Season’s Ugly Fashion Trend
Pretty is out and ugly fashion is in. Here’s how’re we’re working this offbeat trend into our everyday
Ugly fashion may seem like a bit of an oxymoron to the uninitiated but adopting a look that might traditionally be thought of as a fashion faux-pas is bang on trend right now. From knits that your gran might be seen wearing to outrageously chunky shoes and vintage fabrics, pieces that subvert beauty ideals and champion individual style are absolute musts for those hoping to make an impression with their look. But don’t worry, you don’t have to throw good taste out the window? Just give a knowing look in the direction of the trend with jarring accessories, so-bad-they’re-good shoes and a whole lot of confidence. The following three are just a few of the ugly fashion favourites to look out for when constructing your next off piste look.
1. The chunky trainer
These Fila trainers from JD Sports are the epitome of what the industry is dubbing ugly fashion. But aren’t they actually amazing? With their nineties feel, pastel pink shade and oversized sole, these shoes are so wrong they’re very, very right. Whether you’re a guy or a girl, pair with oversized trousers, jeans or a floaty skirt to ensure you turn heads on the street.
2. The dungarees
No longer confined to the wardrobes of painters, Dexy’s Midnight Runners (remember them?) and your six year old self, the dungaree is back with a vengeance. This flared pair from Anthropologie provides both epic comfort and a look of effortless cool that feeds right into the ugly fashion trend. As with the chunky trainer trend, dungarees are a fantastic way to embrace your inner 90s teen, so go all out with era-specific accessories.
3. The corduroy jacket
Corduroy is having a moment right now. Known for its popularity amongst college professors and senior citizens, it is a great fabric to accompany your ugly look. This corduroy jacket from Topshop for example, is bang on trend with its retro feel and cool mustard tone. Wear it with oversized trousers and your favourite comfy trainers to complete the look. See? Not so ugly after all.