This Fashion "Faux Pas" Is Winning Over the Style Crowd—Here's How to Wear It


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When it comes to eye-catching accessories this season’s lineup does not disappoint—from statement platforms to sporty sunglasses—spring’s It accoutrements will make any outfit infinitely cooler. There’s one accessory (well, rather two worn together) that is particularly winning our hearts this season even though it's always been considered a bit of a fashion no-no, but the fashion crowd are proving this is no longer the case. We’re talking about socks styled with heels. Yep, everything about the style statement feels fresh and of-the-moment offering a unique look our current wardrobes have been craving.

Like most trends, this duo arose from the S/S 22 runways—with designers such as Miu and Miu (the line that catapulted that ubiquitous mini skirt outfit) styling calf-length neutral socks with heeled slingback loafers and T-Strap heels. And the fashion set has been quick to catch on—as evidenced on the streets at Fashion Week.

So how do you style this tricky trend like a fashion girl this spring? Luckily, all types of shoes will look chic with socks—platforms, slingbacks, Mary-Janes—take your pick. We suggest pairing your heels with a mid-calf length sock slightly slouched which sits in the spectrum of neutral hues (to let the shoe do most of the talking). Then just add a mini or midi skirt so you can show off the trend in style. Get inspired on how to style the look below, then shop our favorite socks and heels to wear together.

On the Runway:


Miu Miu S/S 22; Imaxtree

Socks were seen in full force on the Miu Miu runway styled with chic pointed-toe slingbacks.


Miu Miu S/S 22; Imaxtree

Give your boring gray socks the fashion treatment and pair them with T-Strap heels as seen at Miu Miu.


Paul & Joe; Imaxtree

For a fun take on the trend, socks work great with this season's must-have chunky platforms.

On the fashion set:


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Who knew socks could give a cable knit skirt set such an elevated look?


Edward Berthelot, Getty Images

We love how Giorgia Tordini styles mid-calf socks and lace-up heels with a mini skirt and oversize leather jacket. The proportions are just right.



Emili Sindlev shows us the coolest way to dress up your tennis tube socks is with gold party heels. Just add a mini skirt to show off the look. 

Shop the trend:

Gray socks were a popular choice on the runways.

Sheer socks are perfect for an evening look.

One of our favorite shoes of choice to style with socks? Chunky platforms.

These would pair perfectly with the cool fisherman heel sandals below. 

A touch of pink to keep things interesting.

Obviously the perfect heels to style with the socks above.

Let these be the backdrop to a vibrant statement shoe.

Say hello to your new party shoes.

You can never go wrong with classic black socks.

These also make for the perfect gift (hint, hint, husband). 

These look way more expensive than their price tag.

Stock up on these fun glittery pairs in super wearable colors.

This ribbed pair looks ridiculously cozy.

Who knew & Other Stories have so many chic options?

Socks with clogs is a big yes in our books.