Socks and Sandals: A Fashion Soxymoron

Wearing socks and sandals together is generally considered a fashion faux pas. While pairing wool socks with Adidas slippers is still a no-no, designers haven introduced a new kind of sock and sandal combo. Specifically, cute ankle socks with open toed shoes. This trend can be kind of tricky…how does one style it so it doesn’t look like they’re running errands? There’s a few rules to abide by when pairing socks and sandals:

  1. Socks should be sheer. It also helps if they have some cute designs on them. The ones I’m wearing below have faint polka dots stitched on.
  2. Contrast is key. Typically, it helps if the socks and sandals are in contrasting colors. This helps the two items stand out, as opposed to blending with each other.
  3. Keep it simple. No need to get all fancy with the shoes. A simple open toe sandal, with one strap around the ankle works perfectly.
  4. Pics or it didn’t happen.  The fashion statement should be visible for it to make a..uh.. statement. If you rock this trend with long pants, then what’s the point? Unless you want to walk up to strangers, pull up your jeans and whisper “I’m fashion forward.”

All in all, this trend has the potential to convert a simple look into something Kendall Jenner would wear. Oh wait, she already did. It also allows for multiple looks at a low price, since you could match the same pair of socks with multiple sandals or vice versa. Lastly, both sheer socks and open toes are perfect for summer. They look cute while still allowing your feet to breathe.

Side note: I’m pairing this style with an oversized sleeve sweater, which you can read all about here.

What are your thoughts on this trend? Yay or Nay? Sound off below!

Socks and sandals

Socks and sandals

Socks and sandals

Socks and sandals

Socks and sandals

Socks and sandals

Oversized Sleeve Sweater – $47 by Inc | Socks – $4 at Forever 21 | Bag – $50 at TopShop | Sandals 9similar) – $90 at Aldo

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