Chunky Shoes For The Summer

The 90s are making a comeback in the form of thick-soled shoes and it seems that everyone has embraced it. It all started back in 2015 when sleek sneakers dominated the market. The Adidas Stan Smith was seen during fashion weeks, in the red carpet and of course, everywhere on the streets. Consumers could not seem to get enough of the minimalist sneaker trend. Inspired by Scandinavian style, they were mass adopted as the new fashion shoe of choice.

The chunky shoe or more known in the fashion world as “dad shoe” was first debuted in the Balenciaga FW17 show during the Men’s Paris fashion week. Since then, it was the luxury range who have been wearing this trend. But since this year it has become the shoe of choice for high fashion, athletic brands, and fast-fashion lovers.

The dad sneaker proves to be another example of a trend that blurs traditional gender lines. While it may look like you have bricks strapped to your feet, these thick-soled sneakers are surprisingly lightweight and comfortable.

I have gathered my favorite styles for you to check. Let me know which one is your favorite.

For more dad sneaker outfit inspirations click here.

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Alisson

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Sustainable Brand: Alchemist

Scrolling down the sustainable webshop http://www.watmooi.nl I found the Dutch brand: Alchemist. Alchemist is a high-end fashion brand that makes clothing from sustainable fabrics. The brand was founded by the Dutch designer Caroline Mewe. She is based on Amsterdam. For her collections, she combines influences from her childhood in nature with the inspiration she draws from the city.

Fair and sustainable fashion is at the core of the brand. For the brand, is important to know in which countries, by which people and under what conditions the clothes of Alchemist are been made. The team visits their producers at least once a year, to monitor the conditions on site. The producers have a certificate for social-ethical business practices. Alchemist has signed the International Sustainable Clothing and Textile Covenant and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. As a result, they are certain that the factories with which they work are controlled and that the workers work under good conditions.

Alchemist produces two collections per year, always paying close attention to the fact that the designs can easily be combined with earlier collections. Their quality requirements are high because what is well made will last a long time.

On these series of pictures, I am wearing the pink voile ruffle blouse. The pictures were made in The Netherlands by Marisa Elisa Photography.

A Sustainable Mess

Alchemist Dutch Fashion Brand

“Alchemist believes that people are not isolated beings, but are connected to their environment.”

Dutch Fair Fashion Brand

What I´m wearing:
Blouse // Alchemist via www.watmooi.nl (Use my code ‘Alisson’ to get 10% discount)
Pants & vintage sunglasses // Second-hand from a charity shop
Bag // Denise Roobol
Shoes // Toms

Use my code ‘Alisson’ to get 10% discount on the whole collection of www.watmooi.nl

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Alisson

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