Prioritising style with comfort has become the norm during the pandemic, but one of the most fascinating changes to the fashion industry has been when that comfort becomes style. Once a look only saved for taking out the bins, celebrities and top fashion houses are now sporting socks and sandals in a more unique, chic way and you can too. If you’re unsure about this emerging trend for SS21, read on to discover our do’s and don’ts for wearing socks with sandals….
DO keep your socks matching to your outfit
One way to stop wearing socks with sandals becoming a fashion faux pas is to keep it fashionable wherever you’re headed. Keeping coloured socks tonal with your overall outfit will avoid jarring an outfit and keep things streamlined.
DON’T shy away from bright colours
Making a statement with a new trend is easy when you pick bright and bold colours to catch attention. Check out Sarah Borghi for new-season colour inspiration from candy pinks to pretty pastels as well as red and green for a colour-blocking splash.
DO keep it feminine
Reminiscent of our childhood, it’s becoming incredibly popular to team casual sneakers with a delicate detail sock. Pairing frilled or lace socks or even a glitter thread sock with your trainers is a great way to add an edge to off-duty casual outfits.
DON’T avoid colour clashes
The last year has taught us to team the practical with the pretty and this trend does exactly that. Celebrities from Rhianna to Kendall Jenner have been spotted wearing bright, white ankle sports socks with sandals and leggings proving that you can look chic and keep your ankles warm at the same time.
DO play with proportions
This trend is all about creating mis-matched, eye-catching looks. Trying knee-high socks with sandals is a way to give the illusion of longer legs, or layer over a midi skirt for the impression that you’re wearing tights (plus warmer legs on cooler days).
DON’T just keep it casual
Celebrities are sporting this trend everywhere from dinner dates to the red carpet. Teaming a pretty pair of lace or patterned socks with heels and a gown or mini dress is the perfect way to add fun to a look. While you might not be headed to a grand ball anytime soon, wearing socks with heeled sandals with a printed dress to work or out on the weekend is a great way to dress up this new trend.
Whether you consider it fashion forward or a fashion faux pas, it looks like the socks and sandals trend is here to stay. Shop our wide range of socks now at Luxury Legs to get a head start on the look.