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The Spring Trend: Socks and Sandals (Yes…it’s happening)

Guess what ladies? What was once considered the biggest fashion faux-pas is the new spring foot-ware fad. We’re not talking crocs and tube socks, we’re referring to a serious street style that has gained massive attention in the last couple of months.

 

At this years New York Fashion Week, many designers including Marc Jacob and Prada sent models down the runway in futuristic looking wedge flip flops and socks. Prada, which holds one of the most influential fashion shows each year, premiered their new line of socks, which included opened toed and leather socks (prepare yourself to see knock off versions everywhere).

 

In a poll done by Debenhams (a British retailer), socks and sandals were voted the biggest fashion faux-pas of all time. That was a year ago. Now, celebrities and other fashion icons everywhere have been seen sporting the suddenly fashionable trend.

 

So is the trend here to stay, or is it simply another fad that we will look back on with shame? I’m all for people pushing boundaries and breaking norms, but this is a style that can easily go wrong. Here are some quick tips to remember when wearing the trend:

 

  1. Make sure you choose socks and sandals that reflect your personal style.
  2. Don’t be afraid to raid the men’s department to find thicker, bunchier socks.
  3. Shorter ankle socks will give a sweet ‘girly’ feeling to an outfit.
  4. Longer, thinner socks, bunched loosely at the ankle will create the illusion of a longer leg and thinner ankle.
  5. Keeping your socks similar in colour to your sandals will create a more elegant look.
  6. Wearing socks and sandals are already considered breaking the rules, so don’t be afraid to be bold and express yourself!

 

How will you rock the new trend?

 

 

 

 

Sources:

For tips on how to wear the combo:

http://fashionassist.wordpress.com/tips-tools-info/can-i-wear-socks-and-sandals-style-and-look-chic/

 

http://www.flare.com/fashion/socks-and-sandals/?gallery_page=4#gallery_top

 

 

 

 

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