From the Editor, Let's Hear it for the Boys

With the month of February wrapping up (thank goodness), it won’t be long before warm weather is on the horizon. While filling our online carts up with shorts and tank tops has us dreaming of above 60-degree days, there is a way to show some skin right now that won’t land you in jail or the hospital.

This Fashionisto lets his ankles get some fresh air by going sockless. Not wearing socks is no longer reserved for loafers or waking up five minutes before class. This Fashionisto shows that the often overlooked ankle can be the true star of a look, no matter the weather.

The key to pulling off this look is to not be subtle. Don’t make it look like you completely forgot to throw on socks as you walked out the door. Instead, make it clear that the sockless choice was intentional. This Fashionisto rolled up his chinos and wore a pair of low-tops to make it clear that his ankles were bare on purpose.

Not only does this style choice show off a nice, well-defined ankle, but is also brings attention to this Fashionisto’s shoes. My eyes naturally drifted to this Fashionisto’s pair of kicks. They look like a classic low-top with an edge. The oversized tongue, dramatic curvature and white detailing give these shoes an artistic feel to them. These little details make the kicks (and their owner) look and feel special.

So instead of jacking up your apartment’s heat to 85-degrees and throwing on your swim trunks, don’t be afraid to show some skin now. Give your ankles some fresh air, like this Fashionisto, and let this sliver of skin make a big statement.

Hint: Given that temperatures are still not conducive for excessive skin baring, keep the rest of your look rather covered up. Opt for a bomber jacket and graphic T-shirt, like this Fashionisto, to balance out the exposed ankle.

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