At least for a little while more; you know the weather is chilly and it’s good for your health and apparently it’s best for the sake of your style. Let’s discuss the most man-repeller looking but on the contrary the most man-arousing thing on earth: ankle socks with heels. (It probably has something to do with the high school – lolita thing, I don’t know.)
My first and last experience with the trend was in 2010 at Milan Fashion Week; I wore my gray ankle socks with my tan Zara lace up wedges and frankly they attracted quite the attention. I remember finding the rest of my outfit dull and the first thing that came into my head in terms of popping up the look was to wear a pair of socks. It was a success that day with a bunch of street style photographers circling around my feet (the street style scene wasn’t as crazy back then as it is now, but there were still a handful of photographers); but I never tried to channel that look again. Aaah the youth.
Now that I started seeing ankle socks with pumps again (and of course there are the Prada tabis or shoes with built in socks and etc) it made me wonder if I should give it a try again. The safest way is to – of course – wear black on black to give the sheer bootie look. I’ve recently purchased a trio of polka dot sheer pairs from H&M and I’m still trying to distinguish the line between incredibly fashionable and tacky freak. If I can’t get myself to try them again I will have three really pretty pair of ankle socks to wear at night. It’s a valid reason to have a pajama party at age 26, I think.