How to: Wear socks + heels
Sometimes, styles that were once seen as fashion DEATH become socially acceptable and are canonized as part of the style lexicon. Remember when wearing heels with jeans was a no-no back in, like, 1997?
Socks and heels were long seen as anathema to the fashion community, conjuring up images of fetish-y babydoll wear most often seen on “glamour models” in Frederick’s of Hollywood catalogs, but the look has gained acceptance over the past few seasons.
Wearing socks with your heels is a perfectly acceptable way to extend the life of your warm-weather shoes by adding an extra layer of warmth to make them appropriate for cooler weather. It’s not just a fashion magazine/runway thing, either. Us regular folks can do it, too!
Try it out:
–Boots + thigh-high socks Try this under a mini or heavy shorts. I like to wear tights underneath as an extra layer.
–Booties + ankle socks Great when you’re wearing cropped pants or booties with cutouts–the socks will show through, so experiment with a bright color.
–Low heels + knee socks Keep this from looking too Britney Spears-circa-1999 by scrunching the socks a bit and pairing with sensible, grown-up clothing.
What do you think? Have you/would you wear socks and heels?