Sunday, 21 February 2010

Trend to try... Socks and Sandals

When glancing at the title of this post I imagine the first thing that comes to mind is a horrible image of your Dad, wearing a pair of white socks with a ghastly pair of Jesus sandals. However, in a strange fashion turnaround, socks with sandals has become the finishing touch to your carefully constructed SS10' outfits. As seen on the runway at Burberry Prorsum, socks are the perfect accompaniment to a pair of heeled sandals.

As scary as it may initially sound, the socks and sandals look is remarkably easy to wear. It all comes down to the type of shoe and the type of sock - go for a pair of sandals in tan or another neutral colour with multiple straps and a chunky heel. To contrast this, the socks need to be ankle length in a lightweight material. Either go for the schoolgirl look a la Burberry (see above picture) or pick a girly pair with frill detailing around the edges. I particularly like these double strap tan sandals from French Connection, £120, paired with these pink lurex ankle socks, £3 from New Look.

Pair them with a floral dress and you're good to go. And if you don't feel ready to take my word for it, have a look at these celebs giving the trend a go.

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