WWJW: How I style chunky sneakers


Hi all! I hope you are all doing well! It’s been a busy month and I am two weeks into my job. It’s been an exciting time, and I’m learning a lot fast. It’s been exhausting but I’m making like a sponge and absorbing as much information as possible.

As some of you may have noticed the trend of the chunky “ugly dad” shoe isn’t going away anytime soon. I think I’m late to the party on this post, but I must admit I never thought I would fall victim to this trend. However, that was before I had set eyes on the new Puma Thunder Desert sneakers. I was absolutely gobsmacked, the subdued colour scheme of the collection had me drooling. The textured croc leather and the suede added more ‘interest’ which really caught my eye in the first place. I was lucky enough to snag them in the white colourway because they were pretty much sold out in my size on nearly all the sites I usually frequent. If you get the chance to buy these, don’t take a second to think about it and buy them right away. I picked up the size UK 5 for reference, I usually wear a women’s US 7 – 7.5. Oh my goodness they are comfy.


These shoes, in my opinion, are the perfect marriage between the Balenciaga Triple S and the Yeezy Wave Runners. Plus you don’t need to pay the obscene amount of money for those shoes to get the same vibe.

Here are 3 ways I styled these sneakers;


Dress from MNG, Fanny pack from Tony Bianco and Sunglasses from Bardot.

I tend to think that the best way to style them is to avoid tight-fitting bottoms, people who do look ridiculous. I honestly get secondhand embarrassment from people who do that. It makes me think of ducks, with their big webbed feet. I’ve seen a lot of people style their chunky sneakers with loose skirts and dresses, so I’ve done my take on it.

Top from Uniqlo, Skirt from Topshop and Sunglasses from Le Spec.

I’ve been more inclined to wear black and white these days, I think it’s because I’m used to seeing everyone else around me do it. I think it’s also easier to mix and match things. Although I think it’s boring, I still think that it’s an easy way to dress chicly. Trust me, you’ll be seeing a lot more colour from me in the upcoming spring and summer season.

Turtleneck from Uniqlo, Jacket from Kookai and pants from Topshop.

I recently got this jacket on sale, and I’m absolutely in love. I was in the market for a clean cut 100% wool jacket for a while. I really disliked the material of some of the jackets that I currently owned because they were generally composed of manmade fibres. They balled up easily, and in my opinion, make them look cheap and unkept. Sure it may be the ultimate splurge to purchase a wool jacket, but they won’t ball up as much and will end up lasting alot longer.

I hope you took some inspiration from this post, and see you all in the next one. I’ll try to post twice a month if time permits. 

1 Comment

  1. Henry
    August 26, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    This is amazing! I love the style you’ve got going on, looks so chic and works so well for the melbourne scene.

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