Friday, October 29, 2010

What We've Learnt: Heels With Socks

Miu Miu’s Miuccia Prada has the uncanny ability to constantly create new forms of icon and excitement through her designs. At the first sight of the label’s embellished cable-knit socks, we all knew that the world would soon embrace heels with socks.

Jak & Jil's amazing Tommy Ton's shot from Paris SS11 Fashion Week

An honourable mention must go to last season’s Burberry Prorsum which incorporated the look into their collection making the label an even bigger household name for its use of knots, drapes and socks.

The word for winter? Socks and pumps. With this erratic weather making us question, ‘Is it Spring? Winter? Monsoon season?’ – we can value the brighter side which is that we’re able to embrace this trend and layer it up.

Personally, I'm a below-the-knee girl while others, like Burberry, exemplify why above-the-ankle is just as seamless. With over-the-knee boots still in trend, this concept is sure to be adopted as a staple of many style-savvy women. Pair them up with your shorter skirts or shorts for the best take on this baby and don't be afraid to pull 'em up or scrunch them down.

Remember: The rule of thumb here is to wear thicker knits with more cumbersome heels leaving tight-knit socks to the thinner heels.

Not sure you can pull it off? Ease in to it by popping knee-high boots over your socks with the tops of them peeping out from the boot. Same rules apply here with the type of knit you go for, cumbersome boots to thick-knits and slimmer/tighter boots are best accompanied by tightly-woven socks.

Louis Vuitton gets it right

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