not over it: socks and heels

When I think of socks and open toe sandals the usual image that pops into mind is one of a touristy middle aged man. He mildly resembles Peter Griffin, his uniform consists of Teva’s and tube socks,
shorts that show a tad too much leg and a thick khaki photographers vest over a Hawaiian print shirt. Totally your fashion dream guy, the Ken to Malibu Barbie.

Thankfully that image was put on hold when Christopher Bailey sent socks and heels down the Burberry Prorsum runway. T’was love at first introduction, like the first time you tasted Ben and Jerry’s or fast forwarded through commercials on Tivo. Not only was it love, it was a solution to that dilemma we all run into now and again: desperately needing a pedicure but wanting to wear that perfect sandal.

Double win!

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  1. LOL! That description is right on! Living in Seattle I see and cringe at the sight of socks and teva’s. I am not against this look and I may try it but with trepidation.

    I think it works here because of that dress, I love it!

  2. Man, I didn’t need an over rated designer to tell me thaat! I don’t know about you, but I was always comfortable with socks and sandals! Well overall I’m glad you went for it, it looks great on you.

  3. I love it when people come up with stylish ways of wearing old stuff! Like granny knits and stuff like that.

    On another note, I love those heels she’s wearing!

  4. i would never have thought it would work on the streets, but with this girl, it totally did!

    not sure though if i personally can carry it off, i find it quite a bit of a challenge.

  5. I spotted these photos too and didn’t know if I can dig it, I remember Agathe (from style bytes) pulling it off. You’d have to have petite feet to really get away with it I suppose. but her dress is really pretty nonetheless!

    jess s//

  6. Oh thank God! I’m wearing heels + socks today and I thought I was being weird. But this works so well. I need to get more socks that work with my heels. And more heels and floaty skirts.

    Thanks, G.

  7. I love this look, I was going to try it today with some platform heels but the weather here in England turned rather cold and my feet are still sore and blistered so the heels would have been a no-no. Wore knee-highs and flats instead but tomorrow it’s supposed to be nice and warm again so fingers crossed!
    Love your nlog by the way.


  8. While that picture it looks cute & stylish, ultimatly the outfit would look better without them… The dress, the model & the shoes are all gorgeous though.

  9. “desperately needing a pedicure but wanting to wear that perfect sandal” haha, thats great!
    besides saving us from ‘are-my-feet-ugly?’ paranoid thoughts, i think it looks cool with the right kind of shoes -big and chunky- and the right socks.
    good discussion point though, im glad most people like this look 🙂

  10. I might do socks and heels, but they would have to really compliment each other, but all in all, I’m not really supportive. Socks and sandals has always been a no-no, so with heels, its not much better. This pic doesn’t look bad, but this trend bears a striking resemblance to tourists.
    Tessa @

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