It’s the oldest rule in the book, never EVER wear socks with sandals, but in fashion, rules are meant to be broken. Socks and sandals aren’t just for the middle-aged tourist anymore, they are actually trendy. Yes, you read that correctly, socks and sandals are in! Don’t just take our word for it though, as many celebrity style icons have been spotted changing this fashion don’t into a fashion must!
CFDA-nominated fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson were snapped wearing Birkenstock-style sandals with white sport socks. Normally, we would throw them on the worst dressed list, a place almost foreign to these fashion forward twins, but we aren’t so sure anymore. They mimicked looks that were also strutting down the catwalk last spring and summer at Celine and this spring and summer at Marc Jacobs, so we truly can’t put them there for being ahead of the game! The twins proved that the Socks and ‘Stock’ look has officially arrived.
Similarly, DJ Fearne Cotton wore socks and sandals, but in a more subtle manner. She paired soft grey socks and white open toe heels with stressed boyfriend jeans, a long dark-grey blazer jacket and a patterned undershirt as she headed to work at the UK’s BBC Radio 1. She was also spotted in a casual look with bold orange strappy sandals and sheer heart anklets. Socks and sandals are present in both outfits, but blend with her effortlessly chic and casual ensemble.
Tights and sandals have also been seen on fashion icons, a twist to the sock and sandal trend for those of us who haven’t fully accepted the initial shock of the socks. Supermodel Suki Waterhouse wore white tights and strappy heels to Karl Lagerfeld’s fragrance launch dinner at Harrods and even Victoria Beckham paired dark grey wool tights with black sandal heels in Paris! Read more about these two looks in our previous blogs:
So don’t get cold feet, try out the sock and sandal trend with your own style and help change the game of fashion! We would recommend the Jonathan Aston Tulip Socks and the Trasparenze Sport Socks to get started…