Unfortunately, ‘that time’ is fast approaching. The time for lazing in the summer sun is hurtling into the past at an alarming speed. The streets will be strewn with crispy, golden leafs and winter boots before you’ve had time to heal your sandal sores. But fear not, keeping your tootsies warm has never been more fun. Like it, or loath it – socks are back.
Celebrities such as Agnes Deyn and Sarah Jessica-Parker are already flying the flag for this classic cheeky-schoolgirl-in-a-Japanese-horror-film look. Pamela Mann’s over knee in white looks great against tanned pins, and when coupled with some desert boots ala Fearne Cotton, is a perfect look for a not-so-sunny afternoon. Alternatively, for those who don’t feel quite so comfortable exposing some thigh, try a variation of the look – add some edge to an OSBMS (Obscenely Short Black Mini-Skirt) by layering patterned tights under a pair of womens’ socks like Jonathan Aston’s Long Wool Mix boot sock for a grunge look that Pixie Geldoff would be proud of.
As controversial as the ankle sock may be, this ‘uncool’ look has definitely made it into the 2010 list of must-dos. Designers such as Miucci Prada, and John Galliano featured many an ankle-sock in their spring/summer runway shows, and it is set to stick around with the likes of Miu Miu and Mark Jacobs continuing the trend through to autumn/winter. Trasparenze’s 15 denier Monique ankle-sock are a pocket friendly way to add punch to any outfit, and they come in fourteen colours. Kelly Osbourne, Alexa Chung and Rihanna have all been seen proudly sporting this angelic look. So, clogs and ankle-socks are officially high-fashion, now there’s a sentence that nobody thought would ever be written. But what if you just don’t ‘dig’ the 1950’s Sock Hop look? For a more of a sexy look, Jonathan Aston’s beautiful Sweet Roses anklet teamed with some sleek pony skin ankle boots is a sure fire way to scream LOOK AT ME this autumn .