You’ve probably seen somebody wearing socks and sandals at one point or another. It’s not exactly ‘new’. However, the people wearing socks and sandals appears to have changed dramatically. While middle aged men wearing cargo pants were once the only people spotted in this get-up, now people of all ages are rocking it. Fashionistas seem to love the combo, and if you forget about the bad reputation that it has somehow gotten over the years, they don’t actually look too bad.
So, how can you make this unusual combo work for you? If you’re feeling brave, then read on…
Choose The Right Shoes
First of all, you’re going to need the right pair of shoes. You could wear flip flops and socks if you wanted, but it would probably be pretty uncomfortable. Instead, try Crocs, sliders, or even a nice pair of open toe sandals. The key to rocking this look is to keep your overall look in mind. So for instance, you wouldn’t usually wear Crocs, socks, and a party dress. But you could wear some beautiful heeled sandals, pretty socks, and a party dress.
However, fashion rules are there to be broken. You’re already breaking a pretty big rule by wearing socks and sandals in the first place, so if you think something looks good, then don’t be afraid to go for it.
Invest In Interesting Socks
If you want to take this trend seriously, you’re going to need to invest in some interesting socks. Try some patterned crew socks, some sheer socks with glitter, or something else that you’d be happy to show off. Have socks to show off during the day with your shorts and tank tops and at night with cute dresses and rompers. Socks can add some great texture to your outfit, which you can have fun playing around with every time you get dressed to put something amazing together. Every outfit needs interest and texture, and that’s why wearing the right shoes and socks together can give you some serious style points.
Take Inspiration From Celebrities Who Have Braved This Look
So many celebrities have managed to pull off this look and do it well. People like Alexa Chung, Rihanna and KiKi Layne have pulled off this look well. A quick look at Instagram or Pinterest will show you some great ideas that you can borrow as you get used to rocking this look.
So many people love how the trend looks on celebrities and influencers, but feel too scared to try it out with one of their own outfits. You only live once! Sheer socks and your choices of shoes are probably the easiest way of easing into it. Far from being something that is frowned upon, socks and sandals are now becoming widely accepted. Most people won’t bat an eye when you pass them on the street. There will always be naysayers, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Love socks and sandals? Try the trend now!
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