Friday 5 September 2014

Socks, Shoes and Skirts

Since I live in Alberta and snowfall next week would not be unexpected, the socks and sandals trend has caught my eye.  It's not only socks and sandals, I've been seeing socks and booties, socks and loafers, socks and flats.  I've seen plain socks, patterned socks, cuffed socks, ruffled socksI could write a Dr. Seuss book.

I was especially intrigued after seeing my thrift guiding client Jenise walk around in her "new" Miz Mooz with her sporty socks, so the very next day, I decided to give this trend a wholehearted bootie try based on the Pinterest example I pulled to illustrate the trend...
I'm *exactly* the same except twice her size and twice her age.
Chambray $6 Salvation Army Thrift Shop
Socks and accessories from my closet

I would have preferred the skirt to be about an inch or two shorter but I wanted a neutral palette so this was my closest midi option.  As long as there is some skin showing, you're good to go.
I didn't do anything fancy with the socks, just kinda slouched them down so I didn't look like a grandpa.
Love the pretty details on this chambray - polka dot lining on the cuffs and collar, ceramic buttons.
So I totally needed it even though I have another chambray or two.
I was pleasantly surprised by the flattering look.

Need some inspiration before trying this trend?  Look on Pinterest or pick up any fall magazine.  I found this post by Fashionista to be particularly helpful with her advice equally applicable to other footwear besides sandals.  I kinda think that anything goes for this trend as long as whatever look you try, you embrace with gusto!  There's no being timid or hesitant; just put on your socks, put on your sandals/booties/flats and go! 
If no one else you know is doing it, you might as well be the trendsetter!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog! I am thrilled you discovered my blog from the magazine and find it helpful. I know I find so much inspiration from other bloggers for outfits. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds


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