Can socks and open toe shoes ever really be fashionable? I used to think that this look was solely made for little girls and the characters on Gossip Girl, but I can’t deny that this trend has been gaining momentum over the past few years. Ever since Burberry Prorsum’s Spring 2010 show where the models sported thick grey socks with their open-toe heels, fashion girls have decided to rebel against the age old socks and sandals ban and have embraced the trend. This past fall, the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection was all about the trend and went a bit further to add embellishment to their brightly colored socks.
If you’re ready to see what this trend is all about, we’ve outlined ten different ways to wear the look below:
Do: Keep it Cohesive
The easiest way to rock this look is to keep your color scheme cohesive. This outfit works well because her dip dye dress, heels, and socks all have the same color scheme.
Don’t: Shy away from stripes
Striped socks can really add an air of playfulness to your look.
Do: Go Bold
Red socks brighten up a neutral outfit.
Do: Wear it to the office
Socks and sandals aren’t just for the weekends, you can rock this trend at work too.
Do: Go sheer
Sheer socks might be reminiscent of your elementary school days, but when worn with a strong, tailored outfit, they’re the perfect way to add style to your look.
Do: Consider the details
A fun pair of frilly ankle socks add a lady-like feel to this ensemble.
Do: Opt for comfort
If you have heels that are just a bit uncomfortable, socks will add another layer to prevent any blisters.
Do: Make them edgy
Socks and sandals don’t have to just be worn with a classic outfit, ripped jeans and a leather jacket can be the perfect complement to bright ankle socks.
Do: Keep them professional
Silky trouser socks will allow you to wear your funky heels to the office while still keeping it professional.
Do: Embrace your style
We’re all for the motto, if you love it wear it! Whether you’re comfortable wearing polka dot socks with a striped skirt or would rather a classic pair of black socks with heels, wear what you feel comfortable in.