Because I have decided to embrace this trend as a way of getting more use out of my beloved open toe shoes, I thought it only appropriate to share with you how to wear socks and open to shoes as done my way.
I’ve only used socks that I already had in the sock drawer, but I can tell that I’m going to need to do a bit of sock shopping to get the most out of this trend.
Please keep in mind it is still winter here in the Southern Hemisphere so you may need to wear your sunglasses when looking at my legs! I started with a midi-skirt that I wear all the time in the winter with tights and boots. To make it a little more spring appropriate I have matched the skirt up with a pair of neutral/nude coloured socks and my mustard coloured cork platform heels. This adds a little more colour to the look through the brighter shoe and keeps my toes from getting frostbite!
I actually really like this look and am looking forward to translating it and using it with all of my midi-skirts and an assortment of my open toe shoes.
In the past I would never have worn stockings or tights with open toe shoes and a cocktail dress. Which in the colour months would have meant cold legs and a lot of fake tan smell. But now, adding these hounds-tooth print stockings is perfectly acceptable.
Here’s the same textured stockings with a different pair of peep-toe heels. This will be a great look with a pencil skirt and blazer for work.
This look is a little more fun, thanks to the polka dot socks! The bright orange plays off the neutral colour of the socks and the polka dots add a bit of whimsy for those times when you want to kick up your heels and have some fun!
It was raining today but I thought I would practice what I preach and still work with socks and open toe shoes. For this look I decided to play up the striped effect of the back wedge by wearing a pair of white socks.
To keep the top half warm I am also wearing a pair of two-tone grey skinny jeans, a white long-sleeved thermal shirt and a grey cowl-neck sweater dress. I like the contrast between the socks and shoes. It adds a bit of fun to an otherwise simple and unassuming outfit.
Well, there you have it. Some of my ideas on how to wear socks and open toe shoes. I suspect you’ll be seeing this look a bit more from me and on the stylish streets over the next season.
How would you pull together a look using socks and open toe shoes?
Or is it just not your thing?
- 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)
- Open Toe Shoes – Just One More Pair (astimegoesbuy.me)