It’s time to put your underwear on display.
Not that kind of underwear, you cheeky thing! I’m talking about the little cottony garments you wear between your tootsies and your shoes—that’s right, your socks!
Socks used to just be boring undergarments, but now they’re peeking out of shoes everywhere, begging to be stylishly appreciated. And rightly so—socks are awesome. They keep your feet warm, stop your heels from getting blisters, and are all in all, cosy, lovely things. Believe it or not, socks can actually add style points to your outfit if you wear the right ones.
Take this Fashionista for example. I think her sense of style is capital R-A-D rad, because not only has she dressed up in this eclectic outfit that wouldn’t look out of place in the high-street fashion pages of London-based COMPANY magazine, but she also didn’t neglect prettying up her feet either. Even though she was rocking such an attention-grabbing outfit on the day I spotted her, it was her adorable pair of socks peeking out from her ankle boots that really caught my eye.
Just like this Fashionista’s amazingly bright mint and white spotted socks are out and about, I dare you to put your socks on full fashionable display. There are so many options when it comes to stylish sock-wear (yup, I just made that word up) that you really don’t have an excuse not to give this look a go.
If you’re hesitating to toe the line when it comes to this trend, just remember this one rule: combine nice socks with nice shoes. Simple, huh? That’s the secret to pulling this look off. No Velcro-strapped sand shoes with thick hiking socks please!
Shoes that work exceptionally well with peeking-out socks are brogues (just add frilly, lace-topped socks for a cute and feminine look), jelly sandals and, of course, your trusty pair of Converse All Stars.
Fashionistos who are looking to brighten up their daily ensembles can also definitely slip on some socks to add a bit of colour to their look. Especially Fashionistos who have to suit up for work placements and internships, wearing a pair of fun socks like the designs at Happy Socks are a great way to add some flair to your business wear.
So go get yourself some fresh footwear, ditch the plain white sports and black business socks for a cooler pair and sock it up!
Spotted: Metallic socks strutted down the runway for the Prada spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection as they artfully peeked out of geisha-like sandals.