Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rock the baby doll sock!

Socks with open toed shoes--fashion faux pas? What once was a fashion NO NO has turned into the new hot trend! This look showed up on Oscar de la Renta's sping 2012 runway (and several other designers)

Think of socks as a new fun accessory! They can add a touch of creativity to any outfit and make it romantic, classic, sophisticated, trendy or funky. Best news is when executed RIGHT, socks can update any old shoe! (and yes, they are acceptable for women over 20!)

Here are some tips to rock the look!
1. Bare legs are a MUST! No wearing socks with leggings, jeans or tights.

2. EXPERIMENTATION is KEY! Be creative. Try to match the sock with the color of shoe or try and wear different colors and textures. Mix things together...just try it on before wearing it out!

3. YES, you can wear socks with open toed shoes! But you must make sure you get a sock that doesn't show a seam. Also, make sure the sock is THIN! No big bulky socks with Tevas!

4. Think of the season...pastels for spring or bold colors for fall?

5. Avoid looking like a school girl...NO pleated skirts. Also be sure to pair with a laced up ankle boot with a stiletto, wedge or chunky heel.

6. Consider the type of shoes you're wearing. If you mix pattens & textures then make sure the shoe is more solid or vice versa. If your sock is simple spice it up with a fun textured or bright fun shoe!

I know this trend may scare off a few and there is a very fine line between chic and tacky, but the key is to experiment and have FUN with your outfits! If all else fails...come to Bags That Fit and our shop girls will help you execute this look to perfection!