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Trend To Try: Socks And Shoes

Socks and shoes - a fashion blunder? Not anymore. A look that has trickled up from the streets, socks and shoes duos strode down many an AW14 catwalk. Read on for the lowdown on the trend as well as Style Insider’s top tips on how to wear it…

What?
The pairing of socks with shoes or sandals for effect.

Why?
Once regarded as the ultimate fashion faux pas, socks and shoes were a combination previously only seen on the young and the elderly. But, as with every good trend, opinion has swayed. You only need to look to the catwalk this season for proof that the pairing is, in fact, very much de rigueur. Perfect for the transeasonal months, this trend will prolong the wear of skirts and open-toe sandals; ideal if you aren’t quite ready to readopt your winter tights.

How?
There are two ways to go with the socks and shoes trend; bold and bright or neutral and sophisticated. A monochrome look is safest. Think mannish flats and ankle boots with lightly ribbed socks. Heeled pumps and strappy sandals, meanwhile, suit colour and print. Tie colour tones in with the rest of your outfit to avoid your look appearing too brash. For an edgy take on the trend, add a pair of socks to this summer’s slider sandals. To ensure a flattering finish, wear your socks either scrunched at the ankle or pulled up to mid-calf.

Who?
This is a trend that has been readily adopted by the street style set. Solange Knowles and Leigh Lezark have also been spotted indulging in the charming combination. On the catwalk, DKNY, Tory Burch, The Row and Whistles are just a few of the designer names championing the look for AW14. Scroll through the gallery above to see our favourite pairings.

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