“Dad style” has been a strangely popular aesthetic this past year. The trend first took off in the sneaker world, which saw the rise of “ugly-chic” designs that nod to those chunky New Balance runners worn by all dads everywhere. Balenciaga’s triple-S sneaker was one of the first to hit the scene, and those clunkers have since been worn by fashion girls such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Now, Jenner is taking the movement even further by wearing yet another fatherly staple: the worn-in bomber jacket.
Stepping out in New York City last night, the model wore an oversize brown bomber—its leather looking a tad weathered, as though it had been plucked from a zaddy who’s been wearing it since the ’80s. Dadcore is similar to normcore, though it’s less deliberately bland and more cheekily dated. To offset her jacket’s retro feel, Jenner styled it with a tie-dye T-shirt—spring’s must-have piece!—classic blue jeans, and sleek black ankle boots.
Whether Jenner’s bomber was a vintage find or bought straight off a current-season rack is still a mystery. But one thing is clear: raiding your pops’s wardrobe may just result in some fruitful finds. After all, as seen on an It girl like Jenner, an old, dusty piece of outerwear can end up looking surprisingly chic.