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Monday, February 07, 2011

Sock It To Me!

There was an absolutely fierce debate on Intermix’s Facebook the other day: is it acceptable to wear tights with open toe shoes? The reply from the crowd was a resounding "Absolutely Not!"

I beg to differ.

Photo by Jon Shaft
There is nothing finer right now than mixing up sweet shoes and flirty socks. It’s absolutely fantastic to go against the grain and show off your personality with super-fun accessories. Therefore, I took some of my favorites at Lori's to Black + White Loft where one of my favorite photographers—good friend Jon Shaft (assisted by the fantastic Dana Loftus)—shot me in a few of my favorite combos.

White socks are sure to pop a colorful print shoe. More intricate prints will carry a simple pump. And sparkly socks are a perfect pairing with a neutral shoe for evening!  So I say go forth in closed or open toes! Be fearless. Show off your hot socks while it’s still cold enough to do so (there are so many cute ones at Lori’s right now).

Who cares what anyone else thinks? If it keeps you warm and makes you smile, get mixed!

—April Francis of Haute Closet

Photo by Dana Loftus / Shoes: Pour La Victoire Ionia Silver Glitter Pump / Socks: French Curve @ Lori’sTop: Jack by BB Dakota Ivory Top / Pants: BB Dakota Green Pant

Photo by Jon Shaft / Shoes: Dolce Vida Jade Black Wedge / Socks: French Curve @ Lori’s

Photo by Jon Shaft

Photo by Jon Shaft / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Miller Beige Leather Lace-ups / Socks: French Curve @ Lori’s / Blouse: Blaque Label Cream Blouse

Photo by Jon Shaft


Xza Louise said...

As a stylist I completely agree. Socks and tights worn with heels can be really cute and contemporary. I think it is important to find tights that do not have toe seams as those can stick out of shoes and look weird, but for the most part kitschy socks, patterned tights and nude nylons are perfectly acceptable in my book.
I think a bigger issue is those dead squirrels some girls wear as legwarmers.

Shoegasm said...

I think this year's fashions have shown socks are totally IN and especially with open toes! I mean, come on, look at all the open toe booties!! Just don't make the man sandal mistake (you know, black socks with the velcro sandals, ewww)

Nicki Brashear-Stylist and Fashionista said...

I love the idea wearing socks with heels. It can be fun and flirty without looking too young. Thumbs up for this look. Great photos too!

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