Dare to Wear It: Statement Socks

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A few weeks ago Liz posted about Madewell’s fall look book (click here to see). With Liz’s sister, Katrina’s help we put together some outfits inspired by the socks that Madewell featured in their looks. Most of us try to hide our socks, but this trend is about putting your socks in the spotlight.

1. A simple way to embrace this look is to wear your socks over your pants instead of under (image above). Scrunch the socks and pair with booties. You can wear a neutral sock or mix things up with a printed sock.

2. When wearing skirts or dresses above the knee pair them with a long sock to keep you warm in the fall and make a statement.

3. An easy way to add interest to a simple dress is by wearing a printed sock with a boot. You can also mix prints or carry your print through (striped top, striped sock).

4. IF you are feeling REALLY brave you can try a sock and sandal. This look can be good or bad depending on how you style it. For example, don’t wear ANY type of athletic sandals with socks. Flip flops are also not a good idea, no one likes a toe wedgie.

Are you daring enough to join in on this trend? What do you think?


I was big on statement socks last year – guess it’s time to go all out this fall.

They look cute on Katrina but I’m not sure I could pull them off. Very school girl looking and I’m over 30!

I agree with you Heather, I wonder if this look has an expiration date. I am completely in love with this look… but would I just look silly?

x Elena @ Randomly Happy

This reminds me of middle school (I think, maybe earlier) when everyone wore scrunchy socks, especially two layered colors. I would possibly rock the third look now a days.

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