Friday, October 5, 2012

socks & sandals

I know, I know... the first thing you thought of when you read the title was your dad. Or airport fashion. Or those boys in high school who wore Nike slides and tube socks (I still will never understand...). So, socks and sandals are a fashion pairing that have gotten a bit of a bad rap. But now that October chills are in the air I decided to figure out ways to incorporate socks into my wardrobe while extending the life of my cute summer shoes! I bought a pair of satin platform sandals the other day and began experimenting with outfits to get a little wear out of them before it is too cold.

Then I went online to get ideas on how to style them without looking like a seasonally challenged slave to fashion. Turns out I'm not the only one who thought this could be a cute idea! Here's some of the lovely ladies I discovered who have stylishly paired socks with sandals.

And here is my version, both with knee socks and with the socks scrunched:

The verdict? Socks and sandals can be a totally cute, stylish pairing for fall. Go and and rock your open-toed shoes into winter months ahead! A word of advice: stick with heels and platforms, flats can lead you dangerously into airport dad territory. Also, if you're not loving the socks so much but you want to wear your summer shoes, you can get a similar, more classic effect from wearing warm winter tights instead of socks!

PS... if you want these sandals, they are the Harper sandal by Metaphor, only $6.99 on clearance at Sears right now! They have a satin finish so you could even make them work with dressy outfits for the holidays coming up.

 Let me know what you think of this style, or if you are going to try it! I'd love to see all the outfits and ideas you come up with.


  1. I have always found sandals and socks to be a very pretty look for women. Keep it up!

  2. Great blog, I love the over the knee combination, my favorite are with boots .. I'm worry , I'm not found followers link ... I love your looks !
    Kisses from France ♥ ♥ ♥