It used to be considered a fashion faux pas to wear your socks with sandals. It was a look reserved for embarrassing fathers or those who didn’t care about being stylish. Lately, though, celebrities seem to have waved their magic wands and deemed this now a fashionable look.
Celebrities like Rihanna have been spotted all over town wearing their socks with heels and sandals. Socks now come in brand new options that were never available before. You can buy socks with sequins, ribbons, lace, bows, and more. Designers are even sending models down the runways wearing socks, and many merchants report their sales of socks doubling from last year’s sales.
On the red carpet at Cannes, Kylie Jenner wore a pair of gold Jimmy Choo heels with semi-sheer anklet socks. Even Beyoncé has been spotted wearing embellished socks this season, as well as other celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Selena Gomez, and Suki Waterhouse.
The trend most likely started with the sock boot that was made popular from designer Stuart Weitzman and Kanye West’s footwear and clothing line, Yeezy. Rihanna took this trend up a notch recently when she posted a picture of herself wearing crystal-encrusted Gucci socks worth quite a pretty penny. Many fans loved the look.
If you can’t wait to rock this season’s hot accessory, consider a more affordable, cotton sock option that can be paired with metallic sandals, or even embellished by hand. Create your own elegant socks by adding lace, ribbon, or sequins to a pair of cotton socks. This will leave you looking stylish while also feeling comfortable.