Trend Alert: Designer Socks

One of the trends seen on the AW18 runway was a revival of statement socks. Yes! Socks!  I am not talking about the holey, old kind you may have buried deep inside your drawer, but rather the luxury kind which are worn with skirts and dresses and heels.

A statement hosiery is the must-have item of the season, and they are styled with everything from pointy pumps to barely-there sandals and even on loafers! It is a pocket-friendly and easy way to refresh any outfit whilst adding a note of character to your everyday ensembles.

My favourite socks are from Wolford. The ‘Amelia’ style is patterned with devoré leaves and has delicate ties you wrap around the ankle, much like a ballerina. Slip them on with a pair of plain black pumps and Viola! It’s almost as if you have different pair of shoe! This style also elongate your legs!

Wearing ‘Amelia’ with Pretty Ballerina’s Flats

 

Another style I love from Wolford is the fishnet ‘Athina’ socks, you can wear them with a pair of black sandals in autumn without getting cold feet OR you can wear the socks with plain black pumps.

Wearing ‘Athina’ with Manolo Blahnik Chaos Sandals
Wearing ‘Athina’ with Louboutin black pumps

My personal favourite is to style the ‘Athina’ with Gianvito Rossi ‘Vamp’ Booties as shown below.

 

This intriguing and peculiar street style movement of wearing statement socks with heels is a comfortable version of any type of shoes. Lets face it, have you ever worn a pair of stilettos that you genuinely enjoyed wearing?

Wearing socks with my Louboutins have made the pain much more bearable and it elevates my outfit! It really is a win-win situation!

Although the stereotype of wearing socks with any footwear other than trainers or boots is what dads would wear for practicality and comfort. I am beginning to lean towards the socks-with-everything trend from dad to dazzling, where comfort meets style!

Will you be incorporating this bold trend into your outfit this autumn?