With all this focus on open toe shoes, it got me thinking about how to improve the cost per wear of my obsession. The only way to do that is to wear them more. Or buy cheaper shoes, which really is not an option! If Spring and Autumn are about light weight layers then why not for the feet too? The answer – SOCKS and OPEN TOE SHOES!
Last year I started to dabble a lot more with patterned stockings and tights, and even wore socks with high-heeled boots and a pair of shorts. So I think I need to expand on this concept and embrace more socks and tights with heels and open toe shoes.
It’s a perfect way to usher in spring, wear all my great shoes and keep the tootsies warm. And it also means I can partially cover the winter white legs!
If the thought of this trend frightens you start subtly. Work with neutral socks and neutral shoes. When worn with shorts or a skirt this look can stay professional simply by adding a blazer to your outfit.
When well-matched, socks-and-open toe combos can dress down power heels and add a girly edge to a day or nighttime look, suitable for the boardroom or after hours dinner and drinks. The key to this look is keeping the stockings or socks thin and neutral but using a pattern or texture to add interest.
Of course if you are a little more bold, then feel free to mix and match unexpected colours and textures. Make sure that your socks contrast the colour of your heels.
This can be a really fun way to add a pop of colour to an otherwise simple and neutral look.
Of course the big key is to keep it stylish and chic and not slip into Brittany does school-girl, but I think I’m going to get a lot more wear out of my open toes shoes now that I know how to wear them with socks.
- Open Toe Shoes – My Obsession (astimegoesbuy.me)
- The Best Socks to Wear With Booties, Loafers, and Open-Toe Shoes! (fabsugar.com)
- 5 Ways to Style Socks! (abeautifulmess.com)
- Socks & Shoes (seaofshoes.typepad.com)
- Wiggle Your Toes with Open Toe Shoes (astimegoesbuy.me)