5 "Ugly" Spring Fashion Trends Quickly Coming Into Favor

"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 chunky "dad" sneakers, loose-fitting baggy 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" look, is here to stay. Quite frankly, we're here for the notion that fashion doesn't have to align with conventional ideas of what's "pretty" or "flattering."

This wave of unconventional cool has been on the rise for a few seasons now, but the ugly clothing trends on offer for spring 2019 are no longer niche—they've officially gone mainstream. Tie-dye straight from the '60s. Your mom's acid-wash denim. Smock dresses that resemble loofahs. "Tourist" sandals every bit as clunky as they sound. Surveying runway images for this season and doing some online shopping, it immediately becomes clear that the biggest styles right now are those we probably laughed at just a few short years ago. Everything comes back around again, right?

With that in mind, we've rounded up all the spring 2019 clothing trends that once made us run for the hills but now we're jumping at the chance to wear. Keep reading to see why these styles are cool for now and shop each one.