Hey there, Stylistas!
The practice of wearing socks with any type of high heel was once considered a fashion faux pas, a mistake that only the stylishly challenged made. But today, socks and heels or sandals worn together is, a street style that designers and those in the public eye are embracing with abandon.
This is a bold choice for anyone, let alone a woman of a certain age. The key is keeping the rest of your outfit simple, and playing with the texture and length of the socks so they remain the focal point. This combination can be styled in many different ways and even by those who might be afraid to stand out.
After the initial shock, I even admit, this daring combination holds a certain offhand attraction. But not any old sock or sandal will work. Pair pretty pastels with metallic sandals, or get playful with polka dots (a personal favorite).
If you want to wear a thicker sock with shoes for work, then make sure the color of the socks match the color of the high heels, they should be close hues.
Try them on at home and see what works best with you and your own personal tastes and style. The best looks are always the ones that can mix and incorporate trends with a personal touch.
So the question is should you wear socks with stilettos? The answer is a resounding “yes”. As long as you know how to pair them appropriately. Let’s be clear, this is not for the shuffling old woman! Be creative, daring and most of all remember, that you CAN pull it off. Because YOU are totally fabulous!!
SHOP MY STYLE
OTS Gingham Blouse – New York and Company // Blush Pleated Skirt – H&M // – Taupe Pumps – Steven Madden // Clutch (old) & Fishnet Socks – Forever 21 // Sunnies (similar) – NYS Collection
Merona Socks – Target // Pewter T-Strap Pumps – Sam and Libby for Target // Black Patent Leather Pumps – Jessica Simpson
Images by @makinlemonade (based in New Orleans)
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