We know, we know. For many, wearing socks with any shoe style other than sneakers is unthinkable fashion faux pas. The socks-and-loafers duo in particular, though, has been around for ages and is making a stylish comeback. We're not complaining; the past couple seasons have blessed us with some of the coolest sock options we've ever seen. Think sheers, metallics, stripes, tie-dye, floral prints, and more. To be honest, our feet have never been happier.
One street style muse we often turn to when it comes to wearing socks with loafers is Gala González. The Spanish It girl has been spotted on her Instagram over the past few years wearing the mix, and she's inspired us to prove just how easy it is to pull it off. It's as effortless as a sweater and skirt complete with simple ankle socks and classic black loafers. A more winter-friendly version is a standout coat and a pair of jeans along with the socks and shoes. However, one of her best looks incorporates a cool black mesh sock.
Read on to shop our editors' top sock picks of the season that make the perfect companion to your favorite loafers. Plus, we shared some of Gala González's best outfits with the duo that will likely inspire you to try the trend.
Gonzalez wore this sock-and-loafer trend with a printed sweater, mini bag, and ruffled skirt.
In the colder months opt to wear this sock and loafer mix with jeans and a cozy jacket.
While lounging around at home, try a pair of soft ribbed socks and comfy loafers.
Here Gala completes her sweater and leather midi skirt look with a green pair of ankle socks and classic black loafers.
Go bold with your next mini-skirt look and add a pair of mesh ankle socks and statement loafers.