Socks and the City

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Socks and the City
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Socks aren’t just for stuffing this season. These essential pieces of winter footwear are coming out on the runway and red carpet. And, their knocking our socks ...on! Check out how celebs are putting on a pair to inspire your winter footwear.

Winter Wedges
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Winter Wedges

Winterize espadrilles with a pair of ankle socks. Take style notes from actress Laura Bailey who wore her sock-wedge combo with a long trench and calf-length skirt to complete a winter-ready ensemble at Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2012 Womenswear Show.

Menswear Flair
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Menswear Flair

Pull on a pair of black, calf-length socks for menswear-inspired footwear. Model Alexandra Richards pairs hers with black, lace-up booties for a look that is both tough and feminine. She keeps the ensemble simple and chic with a black and cream palette.

Over-the Knee
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Over-the Knee

Gain fashion foot forward inspiration from actress Trojan Avery Bellisario who wears black over-the-knee socks with tall black riding boots for a sleek combo. She dons a tartan top tucked into a pair of high-waisted short and tops off the chic and trendy look with a black hat.

Sweater Socks
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Sweater Socks

Actress Leighton Meester demonstrates that style and function are not mutually exclusive by pairing black platform booties with white, ribbed-sweater socks. This warm footwear complements a white ensemble for a sophisticated cold weather look.

Beige Beauty
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Beige Beauty

Ribbed ankle-socks were featured on the runway during John Galliano’s Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 show. Galliano paired them with patterned skirts and coats. Although the patterns of the skirt and coat are different, the color scheme on this model ties the look together with the black and white high-heeled oxfords and socks.

The Electric Sock Slide
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The Electric Sock Slide

Electric blue socks rocked the Fall 2011 runway paired with light gray Mary Jane heels during Jean Paul Gaultier’s show at the Fashion Week in Paris. You don’t have to abandon color just because it’s winter. Pair bold socks with neutral shoes to add an electric shock of color to your step.

Feeling Knee-dy
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Feeling Knee-dy

Have fun with the trend like actress Hailee Steinfeld who wears black, knee-length socks with patent lace-up ankle boots for a youthful take on the trend. She mixes classic and trendy in this ensemble by pairing of cut-off jean shorts, a classic white blouse and a colorful jacket with a narrow brimmed hat and a sock-boot combo.

Classic Cuffs
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Classic Cuffs

Actress Chloe Sevigny dons a crisp white sock and black Mary Jane pumps to complete her buttoned-up black and white outfit. Cuffing her socks at the ankle creates a classic sock silhouette, blending the girliness of her bow-adorned shoes with the sophistication of her two-toned suit.

Beyond the School Girl
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Beyond the School Girl

Go knee-high like actress Cassie Scerbo who pairs socks with pumps for a fun and flirty take on the sock trend. She elevates the school girl aesthetic associated with knee-high socks by wearing a sheer, yet demure cream frock with basic black socks and pumps.

Dark Shades in Spades
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Dark Shades in Spades

Take a cue from actress Marina Fois who pairs black ankle socks with deep burgundy patent leather loafers. These dark, wintery wedged loafers add panache to her black leather frock and purse for a timeless look that a woman of any age can wear.

Pay Attention to Details
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Pay Attention to Details

Black, ribbed ankle-socks paired with light blue loafer pumps were featured on the runway during John Galliano’s Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 show. This slightly slouchy pair demonstrates that socks can be statement-making accessories, even in a neutral color. Look for sheer black pairs with details like these to add a textured embellishment with the pumps.

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