Sandals and Socks

burberry spring 2010 sandals and socks

This is a trend that has been popping up more and more over the past decade. Even though the sandals and socks rocks in a photo, how does it actually look in the real world? I saw a girl getting onto my train last week sporting this look and even though she had pulled it off so well that at a passing glance people wouldn’t notice too much, it still made me feel like it was such an odd thing to do. Here is an example of how her footwear looked.

socks and sandals

Now that isn’t too bad. The fact that the peep toe isn’t too wide and the blue and tan compliment each other is what saves this. Yet you feel that sense of “is this a wise fashion choice?” nagging in the back of your mind.

bad sandals and socks

This on the other hand is a total disaster. Who in their right mind, makes a person think that they can get away with something like this? It’s as though the person did not care about how they decided to present themselves to the general public, even if they where just walking down the street to grab the local newspaper.

I understand that wearing sandals and socks dates back thousands of years, to the Japanese culture wearing the odori tabi, but I just can’t help but think of this odd question in the back of my mind; is that tacky or strange? What do you think?

Stay beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Sandals and Socks

  1. I think this trend has been dubbed tacky for too long to turn around now. I still think of high school boys wearing adidas flip flops with smelly soccer socks and crinkle my nose, even if there is glitter on the above pair of darling shoes. They’d be so much better without socks!
    Allison: http://www.clearingpreppysname.com

    • I agree, but some people do nail it and can get away with it! Personally though, I’m not that game 😛

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