It’s longstanding fashion advice — don’t wear socks with your high-heel shoes. While socks with heels are often reminiscent of your three-year-old self clacking around on the hardwood floor in some fabulous plastic, dress-up heals, times are changing.
Pairing socks with heels in the right way can actually spice up your wardrobe while keeping your feet toasty warm against chilly spring or autumn weather. Are you ready to make a fashion statement?
Give No-Show Socks a Try
Thin nylon socks, similar in texture to pantyhose, are becoming a go-to with high heels. Since they reduce friction between your foot and the shoe, they are recommended for those shoes known to cause “hot spots” or blisters. No-show socks generally come in nude colors, so they won’t be noticeable even under your open-toe heels. Some no-show socks are even designed as a “tube” — toeless themselves so as to protect your foot without being seen.
Chunky Sandals With Matching Socks
Chunky sandals are high-heeled sandals with a wide platform heel that’s often made of cork or covered in fabric. You can pair these heels with thin, ankle-length socks in colors that match either the shoe or the rest of your outfit.
Tall Patterned Socks and Tights
In early spring and late fall, your cute summer attire may be calling to you even when the weather forecast says otherwise. You can extend the seasonal life of dresses, short skirts, and even capris simply by keeping your legs warm. Try picking a complementary pair of tights and tall socks. You might:
- Match patterns, such as spots or checks
- Match colors, such as black patterned tights with black and white patterned socks
- Pair a solid colored sock over any patterned tights
Dress Up High Heel Boots
Colorful or lacy socks that peek above the top of your boot are all the rage. You can carry this style over to your peep-toe boots as well. Choose a colorful or textured sock that reaches above your boot, either mid-calf, knee, or thigh high. Thick, warm socks will cushion your feet while providing a pop of color at the toe.
Try Thin Socks With Every Heel
Once you’ve tried the above suggestions, it’s time to get creative. Match a gold sock to a gold strappy heel. Let embellished socks peek above your pumps. You can wear socks with any heel — you just have to find the right sock and the right outfit.
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