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Keep The Socks On

29-christianv-filio2-paris-web 381parisd2octwt10wp mcx-milan-street-style-143-xlnAt least for a little while more; you know the weather is chilly and it’s good for your health and apparently it’s best for the sake of your style. Let’s discuss the most man-repeller looking but on the contrary the most man-arousing thing on earth: ankle socks with heels. (It probably has something to do with the high school – lolita thing, I don’t know.)

My first and last experience with the trend was in 2010 at Milan Fashion Week; I wore my gray ankle socks with my tan Zara lace up wedges and frankly they attracted quite the attention. I remember finding the rest of my outfit dull and the first thing that came into my head in terms of popping up the look was to wear a pair of socks. It was a success that day with a bunch of street style photographers circling around my feet (the street style scene wasn’t as crazy back then as it is now, but there were still a handful of photographers); but I never tried to channel that look again. Aaah the youth.

Now that I started seeing ankle socks with pumps again (and of course there are the Prada tabis or shoes with built in socks and etc) it made me wonder if I should give it a try again. The safest way is to – of course – wear black on black to give the sheer bootie look. I’ve recently purchased a trio of polka dot sheer pairs from H&M and I’m still trying to distinguish the line between incredibly fashionable and tacky freak. If I can’t get myself to try them again I will have three really pretty pair of ankle socks to wear at night. It’s a valid reason to have a pajama party at age 26, I think.

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10 Comments

  1. I have always been critisized for wearing socks with courts but this shows it is on trend, it makes your ankles look slimmer and legs more girly! xx

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  2. This is such a fun, fashion forward trend. I would just caution that this works best on modelesque figures as it breaks up the leg (and thus creates a shortening illusion) and can make calves look bigger.

  3. I’ve been wearing socks with pumps and ankle boots for a long time and I always get critiqued for it. I’m so happy to have read this, it gives me so much courage to continue defying society without being a complete fashion disaster. Thank you. Xoxo

  4. Antome says

    I don’t agree with it breaking the legs, and I’m a boy.
    I think it’s really stylish, and flattering to your ankle as Sarah says, but only given you are comfortable with the look and are up to the chalange, i suggest just thinking at the socks as a nifty accessory, as an anklet or as an ankle boot, if you are comfy with an ankle boot, why not with an ankle sock with a nice heel, flat, or wedge?

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