Let’s talk about wearing socks with sandals…
I was going through some photos from last summer and this one caught my eye. At first I didn’t really notice what was wrong with it, but then it hit me: sandals with socks! I remember this style from all those unforgettable family vacations we took, when I was growing up, to some beach resorts and other tourist destinations: men and women wearing their comfy sandals with white tennis socks, as if during vacation, every kind of style crime was acceptable… Since then I have detested this combination, as many other people out there, to a point where it was globally known as a huge fashion faux pas.
Every now then some designers show sandals with socks on the runways, but time after time this trend fails to emerge on the streets. Makes me wonder, maybe it’s just too well-known as a “fashion don’t”, so that it would be adapted by many stylish folks. The only good things I can think about this style are the possibility to wear all those nice and beautiful sandals from early spring to late fall, protecting our feet from dust and dirt, and avoiding all kinds of crazy tan lines.. ;) But I still have my doubts..
I read this post Can I wear socks and sandals style and look chic? and I must admit there were some combinations that weren’t that bad, but even though I can’t get my head around this style and I think it takes a really good eye for style and colors to match them in the right way.. So, I think I’m sticking to my opinion, that sandals should only be worn when it’s warm enough to wear them without socks.
What do you think about wearing sandals with socks?