Socks and sandals are here to stay. The pairing was a hit during spring ’20 fashion month back in September. And now with most of us staying at home in a global effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the trend couldn’t have come at a better time.
As we all figure out how to adjust to this new mode of sleeping, living and working at home, socks and sandals are a great combination that will have you feeling feel cozy but cool in the months ahead. Below are five key trends spotted from the spring ’20 season that will help you figure out how to look effortlessly chic, no matter the circumstance.
1. Color Coordinate It
If you’re looking to ease into the socks and sandals trend, take a tip from Simone Rocha’s spring ’20 show. The Irish designer effortlessly paired cherry red socks with color-coordinated flatform sandals on the runway at London Fashion Week. The style combo looks especially great with athletic slides and platforms.
2. Play With Texture
For spring ’20, Salvatore Ferragamo showcased models in leather socks and sandals. While leather socks may be a bit impractical the warmer months ahead, incorporating texture into your legwear can be a great option for those looking take it to the next level. Texturized footwear and socks can also be a simple solution for dressing up a stay-at-home look.
To buy: Mango ruched sandals, $100.
3. Opposites Attract
Another fun socks and sandals trend to try out this season is experimenting with contrasting colors. Take a note from Proenza Schouler’s design playbook by putting black and white together. The classic color combo is another elevated element to incorporate into your stay-at-home wardrobe.
4. Go Full-On Summer Camp
Turns out even the classic combo of camp socks with sandals is in this season. At Paris Haute Couture Week, Acne put models in chunky wool socks and buckled sandals for a casual yet elevated look.
To buy: Fendi FF Leather Sandals, $790.
5. Go Floral
What would spring be without florals? Anna Sui takes on the trend in the form of patterned socks and white sandals. This savvy combo makes a style statement without it looking chaotic or overwhelming. The best part? You can let your imagination run wild with the kinds of sock choices you can pair with a white sandal.
Anna Sui spring ’20.
To buy: Teva Original Universal sandals, $50.
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