Throughout Fashion Week, we saw a ton of socks with sandals. At first we were doubtful–it reminded us of being a little kid, wearing white lacy socks with saddle shoes. But when even the New York Times got behind the trend, we have to admit, done well–with grey knit tights or thin wool socks (i.e. not with white tube socks), it looks kind of cool, and admittedly fashion forward. If you’re not ready to experiment, feel free to sit this trend out, but we’ve found this cute pair of rustic looking leather sandals below that remind us of the Alexa Chung for Madewell collection coming out this fall. Since we’re sick of winter, we think we’re going to try it.
These chunky leather Lucky Brand Kisa sandals ($98) are a good way to get a head start on the trend without spending a ton. We suggest trying these with Banana Republic grey knit tights ($15) , and if you’re really feeling gutsy, try a thin pair trouser socks pushed down ever so slightly. By fall, we’re willing to bet there will be even more converts–and you’ll have been the first gutsy one in your circle to try the trend. Bonus: not only are cute with tights now, but can be worn with bare legs and a great pedicure come spring–then do it all over again in the fall with a thick pair of wool socks.