I have been really enjoying and embracing the whole visible socks thing this spring/summer. Finally we no longer need to be ashamed of our socks! Remember back in school – you wore trainer socks or, if you weren’t cool enough to own a pair of those, you folded socks back over your foot, either way UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES were socks ever allowed to be seen … or you risked being ostracized or bullied out of town. I hated those days of sock embarrassment, not because I liked socks – all my socks were M&S, navy, 5 in a pack beauties – but mainly because the double layer of folded over sock meant that my feet were constantly squeezed into tight leather school shoes – and that hurt. Oh what we did for fashion! So now, a long way from schoolyard, I have been looking back at some of the gorgeous socks and heels combos on the s/s catwalks and seeking out beautiful socks in the stores to try and recreate the look.
And thank GOD the end is not nigh! The trend continues into Autumn, with a whole new emphasis placed on cosy dressing! I can’t wait to wear something other than tights / trousers this Autumn to blanket my legs.