Free People may be a great place to shop for on-trend clothing and accessories, but we’ve discovered the brand’s also an excellent source for creative styling ideas. Today, we’re revealing one of their best accessorizing secrets: how to pair socks and shoes for fall. Sound intimidating to you? Just take a look at these expertly layered combos styled by the brand’s staff, and you’ll be inspired to try the trend this season too.
Scroll through to learn Free People’s styling secrets and shop the socks you’ll need to recreate each look!
The Trend: Ankle Socks + Flatbed Sandals
Styling Tip: “This look offers up a cool and clean vibe for everyday wear that is both easy and comfortable. Style it with sweatpants and a cozy sweater.”
Free People Rugby Ruffle Ankle Socks ($14)
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The Trend: Patterned Legwarmers + Rugged Boots
Styling Tip: “The flash of leg gives this look an overall bold vibe that is still weather-appropriate. Pair it with a cozy sweater dress and a slouchy jacket.”
Free People Brenner Thigh High Socks ($24)
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The Trend: Scrunched Ankle Socks + Ankle Boots
Styling Tip: “This trend complements your favorite ankle boots and adds a whole new dimension and interest to an otherwise plain look. Try it styled with a cuffed one-piece and an oversized shrug.”
The Trend: Over-The-Knee Socks + Moto Boots
Styling Tip: “The overall effect is chic yet fierce, and quite sexy. At Free People, we love to mix boyish pieces with more ladylike styles. Try it paired with a minidress, skirt, or tunic. You can also play around with knee-high socks (either slouchy or straight) over tights or leggings.”
Free People Greenwich Thigh Hi Socks ($14)
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The Trend: Ankle Socks + Sandals
Styling Tip: “Socks are an easy way to add a fun twist to an everyday outfit. Whether you stick with a basic, one-tone pair or a special texture, you can make sure that your look is going to be anything but boring. Pair it with something simple, such as cropped jeans and a fuzzy sweater.”
Free People Netted Ankle Socks ($12)
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