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Don’t Be Scared to Admit You Hate Dad Sneakers and Boyfriend Jeans—Chrissy Teigen Is With You

Kells McPhillips

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Boyfriend jeans and dad sneakers are a #lewk for sure, but that doesn’t mean they’re everyone‘s look. Just ask Chrissy Teigen, who recently told Byrdie that she’s not clamoring for those cult-beloved Filas or pillaging denim racks for a loose, laid-back cut. In fact, she wouldn’t be too upset if both trends disappeared into fashion obscurity.

“Those horrible sneakers are killing me,” she says, clarifying that she means the “high-fashion orthopedic” variety that have pretty much dominated 2018’s streetwear scene. “But maybe I’m just personally offended because I look so stupid in them. I walk differently. I’ve tried to wear them, and everyone’s just like, can’t you walk normally?” And while she can totally appreciate boyfriend jeans on others, she certainly wouldn’t seek out a pair for herself, she says. Cute, floral headbands—or HBOTD—that flawlessly disguise her gym hair are more her speed.

“Those horrible sneakers are killing me…. I walk differently. I’ve tried to wear them, and everyone’s just like, can’t you walk normally?” —Chrissy Teigen, on dad sneakers

She feels the same way about boyfriend jeans, which she says she loves on other people. The takeaway? Fashion is a take-it-or-leave-it (or take it sometimes, and leave it others) kind of thing. So just because folks line up for clunky designer kicks or spend months frequenting vintage shops on the prowl for slouchy Levi’s, it doesn’t mean you have to do the same.

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