ankle socks, but I've been seeing more and more socks with sandals and open toe shoes so it warrants it's own post. The pairing has been on the spring runways for a while. I saw some people listing it as a trend the past two years, but now I'm really seeing it everywhere. Ankle socks, cuff socks, mid-calf socks, crew socks, knee socks, thigh-high socks and tights are becoming a constant pairing with sandals, peep toes and the like. Vogue Italia recently posted a street style slideshow of socks and sandals.
I might not have a lot of company on this, but I love it. I love my sandals so I really like the idea of extending them behind the short Michigan summer. Fun socks are actually pretty cheap so its an affordable way to add a current trend and pops of color to my wardrobe. I love all those cute lace socks I've seeing in stores, and it seems a waste to hide them in a shoe. After my friend who live in Japan brought me some super cute socks (Japan has better socks), I've been on a hunt for even more fun finds. This trend is perfect for my sock obsession.
That being said, I think the socks and sandals trend can go very wrong. If I wear crew socks with my walking sandals I risk going the way of my college drama professor. It sorta worked for him and his absent minded professor style, but it's hardly a fashion forward way to go.
Do you love or loathe socks with sandals? How would you wear the pair together?