The 5 Best Ways to Style Socks and Sandals For Spring 2020

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.

Simone Rocha spring '20, socks and sandals, lfw
Simone Rocha socks and platform sandals from spring ’20.
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Simone Rocha Spring '20 Embellished leather sandals, black sandals, socks and sandals combo
Simone Rocha embellished leather sandals.
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To buy: Simone Rocha pearl-embellished leather sandals, $485.

Franco Sarto Jackson Sandal, black espadrilles, socks and sandal trend
Franco Sarto Jackson sandals.
CREDIT: Zappos

To buy: Franco Sarto Jackson sandals, $82 (was $110).

No Nonsense Women's Jean Sock, 3 Pair Pack, black socks, socks and sandals trend
No Nonsense Jean sock.
CREDIT: Amazon

To buy: No Nonsense Women’s Jean Sock (3 Pair Pack), $6.

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.

Salvatore Ferragamo, Spring '20, socks and sandals trend
Salvatore Ferragamo, Spring ’20.
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MIDNIGHT 00 scrunchie strap sandals, socks and sandals combo, spring '20
MIDNIGHT 00 Scrunchie strap sandals.
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To buy: MIDNIGHT 00 Scrunchie wrap sandals, $300.

Mango Ruched strips sandals, socks and sandals combo, spring 20
Mango ruched sandals.
CREDIT: Mango

To buy: Mango ruched sandals, $100.

Shein sheer mesh socks, socks and sandal combo, spring 20
Shein sheer mesh socks.
CREDIT: Shein

To buy: Shein sheer mesh socks, pack of four, $6.

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.

Proenza Schouler, Spring '20, socks and sandals combo
Proenza Schouler spring ’20.
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Stella McCartney Faux-leather logo sandals, socks and sandals, black and white
Stella McCartney faux-leather logo sandals.
CREDIT: My Theresa

To buy: Stella McCartney faux-leather logo sandals, $525.

Dr. Marten's Blair Sandal, socks and sandals trend, white sandal
Dr. Marten’s Blair sandals.
CREDIT: Nordstrom

To buy: Dr. Marten’s Blair sandals, $100. 

J-Box cotton dress socks, sandals and socks trend, amazon socks
J-Box cotton dress socks.
CREDIT: Amazon

To buy: J-Box cotton dress socks (pack of 10), $15.

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.

Acne, Spring '20 Couture, socks and sandals trend, camp socks, buckled sandals
Acne, Spring ’20 Couture.
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FF leather sandals, socks and sandals trend, designer slides
Fendi FF leather sandals
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To buy: Fendi FF Leather Sandals, $790.

Birkenstock Arizona Suede Sandal, socks and sandal trend, birkenstocks
Birkenstock Arizona Suede Sandal.
CREDIT: Nordstrom

To buy: Birkenstock Arizona Suede Sandal, $135.

MIRMARU Women's Premium Winter Wool And Cotton Blend Crew Socks, 4 Pairs, camp socks, socks and sandals trend
MIRMARU Women’s Premium Winter Wool And Cotton Blend Crew Socks.
CREDIT: Amazon

To buy: MIRMARU Women’s Premium Winter Wool And Cotton Blend Crew Socks, 4 Pairs, $20.

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, socks and sandals trend, teva and socks
Anna Sui, Spring '20.
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Anna Sui spring ’20.

Jacquemus Blue 'Les Tatanes' Sandals, white sandals, socks and sandals combo
Jacquemus Blue ‘Les Tatanes’ sandals.
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To buy: Jacquemus Blue ‘Les Tatanes” sandals, $490.

Teva Original Universal sandal, white sandals, socks and sandals
Teva Original Universal sandals.
CREDIT: Zappos

To buy: Teva Original Universal sandals, $50.

Shein paisley patterned socks, socks and sandals trend, spring 20
Shein paisley patterned socks.
CREDIT: Shein

To buy: Shein paisley patterned socks, $2.

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