Wednesday, April 21, 2010

socks and sandals... no really, its cool.

So I've been perusing fashion blogs, magazines and runway collections and noticed another common theme that i just can't wrap my head around.. socks and sandals?

i feel like this is some spin off of the birkenstocks with those warm wooly red/grey/white sock combination thats plaguing the youth of saint john right now. don't get that fad, but leave it to rebellious teenagers to find ways to wear our sandals thru the winter ;) 'Whad ya motha tell ya?!'

i did a little investigation into the sock/sandal phenomena and here's what trusty urban dictionary has to say about this subject:

Socks and Sandals:

A footwear combination worn only by the fashion-challenged.
If it's hot enough for sandals, it's too hot to wear socks.

If it's cold enough to wear socks, it's too cold for sandals.
well put, urban dictionary.

here's the first thing that comes to mind when i think of socks and sandals:

yuck. gives me the willies just lookin at them!

right- so anyways, leave it to the evolving fashion industry to turn 'fashionably challenged' as seen above, into 'fashionably awesome'. some bloggers are looking stylishly cute in their socks and summery wedgy/chunky heels. I like the look, don't get me wrong. It's cool, and casual. And another way to break out those summer sandals well before you should.

Burberrys version in their Spring 2010 show:

Lou Lou's version in their March 2010 issue:

So orginally- before doing my research- this is what i had written about the trend hitting my personal wardrobe:

"I feel like this is one fad that i would certainly be stared down by in saint john by even the chic-est of chic."

However... after much research, i'm tempted to try this.
If you plan on it, here's a few details i've found that help pull the outfit together:
  • wear a neutral colour, blending is the key here ladies...
  • make sure your shoes aren't too fancy, or too detailed
  • grab some thinner socks, not too bulky- no sweat socks.
  • keep it casual, *not* cool for an cocktail party. more of a day look!
You should avoid looking like this-

Holly Madison at some awards show. gag me.

and more like this-

Rhianna and Leighton Meester. Tres Chic.

Will YOU be wearing socks and heels this spring?

1 comment:

  1. i have some wedges that should go well with socks, but i feel it has potential to be v. unflattering! we shall see ...

    ps. i am going to visit and spend a gift certificate soon :)