Socks are starting to take the center stage in fashion. No longer just the backdrop to a great pair of shoes, they have become mini statement makers all their own. It might have something to do with the success of the Bravo TV show featuring the stylist Brad Goreski (Rachel Zoe’s former assistant) and his fascination with “pop of color” accents, but socks in bold colors have become all the rage.
They are a bit of a sartorial backlash against the menswear trend of going sockless and they add a quirky twist to strappy sandal, giving that seasonal footwear a longer shelf life than just the hot summer months. Thanks must also be given to the new cuffed trouser trend and the plethora of prints flooding fashion. They have both emboldened fashionistas to empty out their boring old sock drawer and fill it with new pairs in granny apple green, fire engine red and tangerine.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see this hot hued hosiery soon coming in bold prints and graphic patterns. But no matter how daring socks might get, wearing a mismatched pair is still a style no no.