Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner... these are the names we usually think of when the word "fashion icon" comes up. But as it turns out, it doesn't just have to be it-girls and influencers who inspire Gen-Z street style. Most recently, Adam Sandler has been an unexpected but major influence on Tiktok fashion trends. Here why.
Say goodbye to blazers and bodysuits and hello to baggy graphic tees and comfy basketball shorts because that's what the Adam Sandler vibe is all about. Even though the "clean girl" and the "hot girl summer" aesthetic promote minimal and effortless beauty, Gen-Z influencers have made a big shift! And while it started out as an ironic joke, more and more folks have hopped on the bandwagon - and it has turned into a major trend.
We've all seen the paparazzi photo of the comedian walking on the street wearing clothes we'd probably only wear inside the house. But now these fits are headed to the street! "I usually like to wear nice clothes, and so I thought that it was funny that when I'm at home, I'm wearing more 'Adam Sandler' like clothes," Nikki Kent, an Ontario-based artist and fashion enthusiast, revealed to Yahoo Life. Another content creator on the app explained why this baggy type of clothing might be taking over. Montessa Taylor noted, "The reason why this is so attractive and comical is because he is so successful and could afford to dress like most celebrities, but instead just neglects that whole part and sticks to what he's good at."
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"It's totally a different genre when it comes to seeing a celebrity dressing more like an average human," says Taylor. So while, these fits may be very comfy, it's more than just how it looks (or feels). Influencers love the idea that Adam is truly himself and doesn't care what others think of his fashion choices. And that's what it's all about! Picking out your wear in the morning shouldn't be based on other trends and what others are wearing, but instead, be a representation of who you are. "People don't want to have to appeal to anything, especially women," Taylor added. "If we all collectively agree that dressing like Adam Sandler is cool, then let's just do it. It makes us feel more liberated - and careless and comfortable - in our clothes, which is definitely something I shoot for personally." Check out Taylor's TikTok for how to nail the Adam Sandler 'fit!