Brace Yourself: This New "Dad" Trend Is Already Taking Over 2019

We've seen a lot of "dad" trends come and go as of late including the famous "dad" sneaker and "dad" fleece, both of which were integrated into the wardrobes of editors and influencers at the speed of light. Well, there's a new father figure–inspired trend gaining steam this season, and we have a feeling you might already own a pair: track shorts. Ever heard of 'em?

We reported the rise of this trend back in August right as it started to bubble, and sure enough, the style only continued to increase in popularity. These shorts essentially look like your very average gym or track short accompanied by sporty logos, drawstrings, elastic waistbands, and interesting color combinations. Let this new dad trend take you from the gym (if you want) to the streets with ease as styling track shorts has never been easier. Opt for a full athleisure look by wearing a tank and sneakers or think outside the box with an oversize button-down and pumps.

With spring 2019 just on the horizon, we can guarantee that these dad shorts are about to take over, so you best be prepared. Ahead, find out how our favorite influencers style track shorts and shop our favorite versions currently on the market.

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Vacation face 😄

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We need these Prada shorts in every color. 

Of course Off-White would have the most exciting version of this trend. 

Simple, but probably a pair you can wear all the time. 

That high-rise will make you feel like the chicest boxer in the ring. 

We're styling all our track shorts with sports sandals from now on. 

Take note: It's all about the neon. 

The pastel hue is an unexpected color for this style, but we're here for it. 

Expensive, yes, but we have a feeling Miu Miu lovers around the world will be owning these in no time. 

Neon lemon drawstrings are our latest obsession.

Wear these to the gym and beyond. 

#DoingThings has never been more on trend. 

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2 cinnamon buns me and the one in my tummy 🐰

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In case you're craving a bold moment. 

We love that these look kind of like board shorts. 

Another option suitable for the gym or with a button-down for a fresh take on the trend. 

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Yesterday at @miumiu 🖤 Photo by @styledumonde

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Do these remind anyone else of AYSO soccer uniforms? 

One more Prada pair for good measure.