As soon as an incongruous pairing, socks and sandals are having a second within the sunshine. I grew to become a convert throughout lockdown, after I couldn’t be bothered to alter my Socks and ‘Stocks for the each day stroll. Quickly, the mighty Birkenstock caught on and began promoting the 2 objects collectively. By which level, I used to be rifling by my sock drawer on the lookout for attention-grabbing, hole-free choices. So, final week, on experiencing the primary case of Sandal Rub this summer time, I knew precisely what to do. Slip right into a pair of soppy cotton socks to take the stress off. Like corduroy and retro sportswear, this coupling is a Wes Anderson trope, so geeky it’s cool – and not a contentious mixture.
It’s a contradiction of kinds; socks are designed to maintain ft heat and sandals to do the other. However in addition to perking up a pared-down outfit, the mixture is extremely comfy. Protecting ft clear, blister-free and safeguarding the pores and skin in opposition to sunburn. Yep. Socks and sandals have gotten you lined. How else to kind out chipped nail vanish and cracked heels, till you lastly get spherical to reserving a summer time pedicure…
On a method degree, socks are a playful approach to increase a minimalist look; why not fill that clean house across the ankles with one thing attention-grabbing? Skirts, clothes, observe pants and rolled up denims all profit from this cool footwear mixture. Dip your toes in (sorry) by colour-matching fine-gauge ankle socks to cork-soled Birkenstock’s. Go for a post-modern, Accidentally Wes Anderson contact by teaming sporty socks with walking sandals. Make an influence in assertion socks and vibrant sandals. And, for some fancy footwork, select slinky, silk ribbed or glowing Lurex socks (Cos and Sezane are good for the latter). No matter you do, make it look deliberate and thought of, and never such as you’ve shoved them on to nip out to the outlets…
Now, sock it to me:
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SOCKS + SANDALS GRAPHIC
[Left to right – top row]
Socks, Tabio. Sandals, Pricey Frances
Socks, Cos. Sandals, Penelope Chilvers
Socks, Hansel from Basel. Sandals, Russell & Bromley
Socks, RosterSox. Sandals, Birkenstock
Socks, Nudie Denims. Sandals, Teva.
Socks, Socksss. Sandals, Hoff.