“Ugly” fashion is no longer just a passing trend. Think about it—I bet you can’t thumb through your Instagram feed for longer than two scrolls without coming across a pair of Balenciaga Triple S sneakers, a pair of looser-fitting “mum” jeans, or a bucket hat. Ironic fashion, the kind that purports a “Yes, I know this is uncool, but I’m wearing it on purpose” vibe, is here to stay, and quite frankly, we’re here for the notion that fashion doesn’t have to align with conventional ideas of what’s “pretty.”
Now that that’s settled, let’s talk autumn trends: This season is ushering in a new wave of “ugly” fashion items that we fully support. The baggy jeans you used to make fun of your dad for wearing? Believe it or not, they’re a thing again. Remember those tie-dye T-shirts you used to make as a 13-year old? Get ready to dust them off because the free-spirited print is gunning for a strong return. If you’re just as ready as we are to fully embrace the latest ironic wares, go on to shop the “ugly” autumn fashion trends that are Who What Wear approved.