The "Dad Shoe" Is Making A Comeback In 2018

The "Dad Shoe" Is Making A Comeback In 2018

Dad knows best.
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What kind of clothing does a house wear? A dress.

Get it? "Address?"

This joke qualifies as a "dad joke" — the pathetically comical jokes that will never go out of style.

The person (most likely your dad) that's telling you these jokes have a good chance of rocking what they also call, "dad shoes."

What are those? The chunky, white, overly structured New Balances that your dad, uncle, and possibly your grandpa wear just about everywhere.

But before you criticize his sense of style and tell him to throw them away, you may want to take them for yourself, because 2018 is the year of the dad shoe.

This trend originated in 2017 with the Raf Simons x Adidas Ozweego collaboration.

This shoe sparked the re-interest in overly chunky and obnoxious shoes.

However, this style can be a little much for some people, and some even called them ugly. But leave it up to Rihanna to make anything ugly into a fashion statement.

She did what she does best and made dad shoes trendy, along with her "Wild Thoughts" dresses/shirts.

Rhianna's pioneering personality sparked interest with other celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Bella Hadid who then started sporting them on the streets.

These shoes are characterized by their chunky appearance, block colors, angled structures, and of course the arch support — dads would never stand for a poorly supported shoe.

This trend was further popularized at the end of 2017 through designers' use of them in their ready-to-wear collections. Specifically by Balenciaga who perfected the look and who some say created the "dad shoe to end all dad shoes" when they introduced their "Triple-S" sneaker, which many models (comfortably) walked the runway in, in Balenciaga's 2017 RTW F/W collection.

All of these reasons are why I firmly believe that the dad shoe will and is making a comeback, especially in 2018. For further evidence, there was an abundance of dad shoes spotted walking around the streets of London during London Fashion Week F/W 2018/2019.

Next time you think your dad needs a closet revamp, or needs to throw his old sneakers away, think twice and check the vintage trends that are making a comeback in 2018.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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Ladies, You Can Stay On-Trend And Still Make Your Closet Original

Take something you admire and put your twist on it.

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Alright, ladies, this one's for you. You who always stresses about dressing boho enough. You who tries to do your makeup in the most on-trend possible. You who constantly scourers Shein, Romewe, and Forever 21 hoping to find amazing, on-trend clothes.

Do you ever feel uncomfortable in those clothes? Do you feel that your makeup is kind of just off? Maybe it's because the styles that you are trying to stick just aren't YOUR style.

But hey, that OK! People are not meant to be able to adapt to every new trend and style craze that comes through the US. Some people are going to be able to rock the boyfriend jeans (see cover photo), while others will just have to admit that it just gives them diaper butt. What is the point in all dressing the same anyway

I'll tell you guys something... maybe it's a secret or maybe I am just behind with the times, but I've learned something recently. Part of being "trendy" is being able to make fashion unique to you.

I consider myself a trendy person. I stay up with the trends for the most part but really try to make them my own. There are little details that can be changed so that your clothes/style really get to capture who you are. I always make sure that I am comfortable and happy in the clothes that I am in.

A big way of doing that for me is to tweak the clothes I buy to really represent my style. I would say that when something becomes trendy, I am one of the first to buy it. Whatever trendy item buy, I try to make it just a little bit different than those around me. Whether it be the colors that make it different, or just how I wear them, I adapt them to my personality and my body type.

NEVER be afraid to challenge the fashion spectrum. It is a nice and safe environment to just stay in clothes that you know or to just wear clothes as they are meant to be worn. But what is the fun in that? Shopping and dressing, in general, becomes a much more fun and fulfilling experience when you break down your walls and jump into the fashion void.

Wear the shirt that you bought but have yet to wear because you don't know what your friends will think about it. Cut the jeans that you've been wanting to DIY for forever now. Find an occasion and wear that outfit that makes you so confident, you just wanna kiss someone.

Fashion gives those around you a little window into your personality. Make it you, make it beautiful, make it unique.

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