Socks have evolved from a boot-lover’s necessity to a must-have accessory. The colorful displays on socks seen in the 90’s is still shaping looks to date. This year the look is all about blending and playing around with the colors. As such, get with it if you spot sporty socks with casual boat shoes, socks with loafers or even heels.
Socks has brought in a wave of liberal dressing. Unbounded creativity that has seen extensive use of the necessity like an accessory. Socks can these days be paired with almost any footwear. The heavy and thicker the cotton the cooler and more authentic the look. More like a safari look than a contemporary street look. The dressing should be bold. Pull the socks all the way up for above-the-knee shorts.
Socks are reshaping the usual wear and setting a unique trend in dress. With women, the look is much bolder. The new street style for women is a pairing of shorts/skirts with high socks and boots. Blending in a denim miniskirt with white high socks, dark boots and a top similar in color to your socks, will get you the look. This popular look was fast seen in Paris Fashion week in September 2016. The key to the look is pairing socks, boots and denim shorts or mini dress with a nice top. Alternatively, a mini dress matching socks paired with boots will also do.
With men, coming out of the trousers and showing off the legs is on the rise. Gone are the ankle socks days. High socks, flat shoes, boots or sneakers and a short. (Learn more about the latest socks-with-shorts trend in this article.) The key to the socks look in men is the shorts. You got to have a short that will better portray that look. Baggy shorts with high socks and shirts are also on the rise. This street look is widely worn by teenagers and other young men. Its clueless, fashion-rebel and uniqueness has drawn many young people to it.
The rise of the socks look may have banked on the reinvention of the shorts looks in 2012 to 2013. The Paris fashion week of 2013 brought displayed designs in shorts. This was considered by many to be revealing too much of the leg which was seen to be a bit metrosexual in men. However, slowly the look has evolved from the ‘fragile metrosexual’ to incorporating other looks. Shorts can be worn with a hoodie or caps to show that tough and rebellious look characteristic with street fashionistas.