This Controversial Dad-Style Trend Is Officially Kendall Jenner-Approved
If you have any sort of travel plans in the near future, then you'll want to take close note of Kendall Jenner's latest fall outfit. After a whirlwind of a week hopping from one New York Fashion Week party to another, the model is ready to leave the Big Apple and is (likely) jet setting to Europe to take part in the remainder of the four-week long sartorial soirée that is fashion month (i.e.m London, Milan, and Paris). To no surprise, Jenner, an avid traveler, has mastered the art of airport style, and her most recent off-duty look is perhaps the best example of said style skills.
Jenner has been slaying the fashion game all Sept. long — but really, that shouldn't come as a big surprise, because the catwalk superstar always hits the style mark. From the black knee-high boots she donned nonstop during NYFW to her affinity for neon-hues of all kind, the 23-year-old's getups never fail to spark some major conversations among the fashion obsessed — and kick off a new trend, too.
Her most recent ensemble may be a great lesson in travel style, but it also proves that a particular controversial footwear pairing (aka, one that harks back on dad style) is back and more popular than ever.
On Sept. 12, the model was photographed leaving her hotel in New York City — perhaps en route to her next fashion week destination — and she was the epitome of cozy-chic in sleek black Adidas trousers and a fuzzy burgundy sweater, the latter of which is a game-changer when you're dealing with that chilly airplane AC.
But the one facet of her look that set the sartorial world aflame was her footwear pairing of choice. You know the socks-and-sandals combo your dad probably wore quite often when you were a kid (and might even still wear to this day)? Yeah, that's exactly what Jenner just stepped out sporting: cozy gray socks with a pair of Birkenstocks.
The controversial socks-and-sandals look has been garnering a lot of buzz as of late, and it already has an impressive celeb backing that includes the likes of Sophie Turner and Gigi Hadid, just to name a few. Add in the fact that the shoe made quite a comeback on the Spring/Summer 2020 runways (Proenza Schouler churned out an elevated take on the cork-sole shoe recently), and you can bet the trend will be everywhere in the coming months.
Ready to test drive the controversial socks-and-sandals pairing that's destined to everywhere this fall? Then you'll want to shop the combo, below.