Trend updates always come with surprises—who would have thought we would indulge in the fluorescence of traffic light lime in an instant or tartan would make a great resurgence in an ode to the ‘90s? Following the nostalgic trend is another making a comeback—socks under heels. Cher Horowitz can attest, this is a good way to amp up your shoe game despite most people rarely thinking of hosiery to accessorize, especially when it comes to heels. Yes, neon tights and glitter socks are statement makers but we’re going down the more minimalistic (and classic) route with the one fashion afterthought we want to bring the spotlight to—white socks. Destroy the idea that these are just for gym class or something to pair with your jeans; you can definitely rock this like a fashion week staple.
It’s a mixed bag when it comes to platform pumps but no matter if you love it or hate it, one way to take it up a notch are striped socks. Wear a patent pair with a vinyl skirt for a high shine look.
Take it from one of our favorite street style stars, Gilda Ambrosio, you can rock a streetwear-worthy ensemble without sneakers. See how she wears these tartan T-bar heels with high ankle socks that stop just right where her loose joggers end. It’s a look that’s thought-of but punched up with a little edge.
For a striking pop of color, level up to your denim ensemble with fluorescent hues and textured outerwear.
Mules were probably the hottest trend for Spring but as the season transitioned, that doesn’t mean you can no longer wear the piece. Spice it up with white socks with vibrant graphic prints for a decorative accent.
Logomania has to be one of our favorite trends of all time. Inject some street into a tailored ensemble with logo-inscribed socks or even straps on your heels. This is also a good way to create the illusion of fullness on an open-toed white boot.