Here comes an outfit proposal with dad's sneakers. Girl appropriate version that is. If you want to style dad's sneakers in a girly way, you can always try styling them with a girly dress. Makes sense, right? You can make any outfit more feminine by putting on a nice dress. If you want to add additional interest to your street outfit, why not wear a princess sleeve dress? A bit of statement sleeve goes a long way, don't you agree? A few days ago I shared an outfit proposal with this kind of sneakers and I'm already back with another. Not the most prettiest of sneakers, dad's sneakers are not going anywhere. Even the most fanciest of fashion brands have embraced this trend. So, why not try rocking these babies? They might be ugly (in my eyes they kind of are), but they are probably one of the most anatomically correct shoe choices.
If you plan to do a lot of walking this summer, dad's sneakers might be just what the doctor ordered. Perhaps it is what a shoe doctor would recommend. I wouldn't know, I've never been to a shoe doctor. But I did just remember one incident that happened a few years back. I was in a hospital with my husband for one of his post operation check ups , and there was this orthopedist that scolded me in the hallway, telling me to ditch my mules with high heels. Well, I wore those platform mules until they fall apart, so I can't say that I listened to his advice. Maybe he would be content to see me wearing these sneakers. Maybe I'm coming to my senses. Maybe I'm realizing that with the poorly maintained pavements in Mostar city, heels aren't the best choice? Or maybe NOT.
To be completely honest, I don't see myself wearing dad's sneakers all the time. I only have one pair. I only wear it occasionally. But I have to admit, I do see the appeal. Wearing a pair of comfy dad's sneakers feels a bit like walking on clothes, doesn't it? Not all sneakers are this comfortable. Running and jogging shoes are typically designed with human anatomy in mind. They are designed to actually protect our feet when we are running or walking. When I bought this pair, I planned to wear it for running. Who knew running shoes will be so popular? Had I known, perhaps I would buy additional pair. Still, the popularity of dad's sneakers doesn't come as so surprising if you think about it. Chunky sneakers have been trending since the nineties (and even before, right?) so their revival makes sense. Running sneakers have always had street style appeal. Sporty and gym clothes trend isn't going anywhere either. Now that I think about it, the trend of dad's sneakers makes perfect sense.
If you are wondering about the location, these photographs were taken in Mostar city park Zrinjevac. I've only learned the name of this park recently, until now I just called it 'city park'. I had to google the name to see what it is supposed to mean, and so I learned that this park was named after a Croatian noble family Zrinjski. I'm quite knowledgeable about the history of this family, you'll have to remind me to tell you about it some other time. The main reason why I choose this park as a background for this outfit post, is because this park also has some really nice street art. I already showed you Mostar street art in a couple of posts (last one here). I'm pretty sure I showed you some of these murals before, but some of them are new so I'm happy to share them too.
As an art lover, I'm always on look out for interesting street art. It's one of the advantages of living in a city. Graffiti and street art are very dynamic art forms, and while some graffiti and street drawings can't be considered art, others definitely can. I even wrote a paper about graffiti back at the University, analyzing them as one would literature. It was a really cool paper, it didn't get me any extra points because it wasn't mandatory, but I enjoyed writing it. Plus, it made me realize how graffiti writing can be not only meaningful, but poetical and beautiful. It all really depends on the person and the motive behind it.
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