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Most of us probably have some pretty vivid memories from back in the days when tourists and dorky teachers paired their sandals with socks. Well, apparently, this phenomenon is back, and it’s thriving. Not only has the former “sin” in fashion made a comeback, but even luxury brands like Fendi have jumped on the bandwagon. We've even seen celebrities like Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner sport this eye-catching combo. So why are more and more people loving this pairing, and are novelty socks and sandals really a trend? Let's take a look!
First off, let's talk about why socks and sandals have become a popular match. During the past year, we've all rocked a quarantine style in our own ways, but one main thing that unites us is that comfort comes first. And in a world like this, the controversial fashion "mistake" received a warm welcome.
Restrictive shoes moved aside since we no longer had to wear the typical office-appropriate footwear. So comfy novelty socks made a smooth entrance (well, for some of us, it was already the norm), and sweatpants and Birkenstocks came back to save us when we needed it the most.
First things first - wear them with pride. Sure, some strangers who are simply not able to accept this daring combination might give you a funny look, but don't let them ruin this for you. After all, if Rihanna rocks them, why shouldn't you? But if you're wondering how to make them look as good as possible, we do have a few tips to share with you.
You may have seen some people wearing their sandals with a pair of simple black or white socks, but we think that’s a little bit predictable and, quite frankly, on the boring side. As you know, although we do like classic patterns in addition to the crazy ones, we always prefer adding a pop of colour. What we’d love to see for this particular trend are awesome colour combinations. For instance: pink sandals and bright aquamarine socks with pink flamingos or maybe a pair of black sandals and black socks with doughnuts on them. Whatever you choose, don’t hesitate to go bold, make a statement, and stand out from the crowd.
When picking out the right sock and sandal combo, make sure to match them with the rest of your outfit. If you're wearing sandals with a zebra print and match them with Christmas socks with dogs on them, that might not be the best look. But if the colours and patterns of the socks, shoes, and clothing complement each other, you're bound to look awesome.
Here’s our verdict - the novelty socks and sandals trend gets a yay from us. All you need to do is be confident, match the colours and aesthetic of your outfit, and you’re good to go. The bottom line is, working this combo is not only comfortable and trendy but also fun!
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