Don't judge a trend until you've walked a few miles in it. Okay, so that's not quite how the saying goes, but it rings true when it comes to our favorite "ugly" trend. Socks and sandals are a combination that fashion girls keep in their arsenal year-round. In part, because it's an easy way to make your favorite shoes feel instantly new and different, but it's also pretty darn comfortable. Sorry, Dad, the secret is out.
So what's the trick for nailing this comfy combo like a trendsetter? It's all about choosing styles that work together. A ruffled feminine sock with a platform sandal or a sheer sock with footwear that's a little more avant-garde. Leave the gym socks at home, and experiment with fun and fresh combinations. Below, we're highlighting a few cool ways to wear the look, and shopping out goodies to help you pull it all off.
Read on for a no-fail guide to socks and sandals.
Pair a bold platform heel with a pair of sleek ankle socks.
Choose socks with a ruffle for a feminine twist on the look.
Add a pop of color with bold socks and contrasting sandals.
Try a sheer pair of socks with more fashion-forward sandals.
Layer socks with your comfiest pair of slides.
An eye-catching kitten heel pairs well with a simple pair of tall socks.
Go for a normcore look by styling ribbed socks with sporty sandals.
Shop Our Favorite Socks and Sandals
A simple pair of ivory socks would go great with these colorful sandals.
These are perfect with heels for a formal event.
Try a colorful sock with these chunky sandals.
Pair glitter socks with platform heels for a night out.
We love these with a miniskirt.
Be a little daring and add polka dots to the mix.
These go with just about everything.
These are great for a sporty look.
A sheer pair of socks would complement these sandals so well.
These simple socks are anything but boring.
Rolled-up trousers would go so well with these satin flats.
Millennial pink looks good with everything.
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