Unearthing creative ways to style our socks has been a topic of high priority for us as of late. It seems that rather than approaching this seemingly standard accessory from a utilitarian angle, women are incorporating socks into their look with intention and ease. But how do you do this without making your legs look stumpy? That’s a question we’ve often asked ourselves. To solve this sartorial riddle, we turned to the streets for real-girl approaches on the subject. If you’re also interested in how to wear socks, especially at different lengths, scroll down for stylish outfits you can wear right now. Even better, shop our favorite socks right now to inspire your next look!
Perhaps the least intimidating of the bunch, we like how these ladies below took their loafers and sneakers to the next level by allowing a contrasting sock to peek out on top.
Watch out, world. Socks are moving up the ankle, and we’re all about it. If you’re wary of your legs looking stumpy, try these with a shorter hemline to offset the socks. If you want to go the adventurous route, test out a midi skirt with just a sliver of skin shown between.
You may think long socks give off a boarding school vibe, but as proven by the women below, this is simply not the case. We would advise, however, keeping these in a darker hue like black or midnight blue.
Do you wear socks? What’s your style secret? Let us know in the comments.