Improbable hybrid between a sock, a pump and a boot, the sock boot is everywhere this season. Our advice and look ideas to adopt the trend without a fashion faux pas !
The sock boot: why do we like it?
We are not going to lie to you, when we saw the arrival of sock boots on the catwalks of fashion weeks in 2016, we were frankly skeptical. This hybrid between a sock (even a knee-high) and a heeled shoe seemed frankly difficult to wear on a daily basis, and, above all, we did not see what it could go well with. But since only fools don’t change their minds and our fashion tastes are terribly easily influenced, we end up, four years later, by loving sock boots, especially since we see them everywhere in magazines. Imagine that it works like for the hits of the summer: at first we are not a fan, then, by dint of being exposed to it, we end up loving it. This phenomenon even has a scientific name: mere exposure bias.
In short, cognitive bias or not, the fact remains thatwe are a fan of the sock boot, also because the trend falls at the same time as that of loose cropped trousers, those that arrive above the ankle and have a wide leg, and, fashion magic, the whole thing is superb. ‘Cause we’re pretty sure the sock boot would never have grown so big if it had come out during the golden age of slim For example. Let us cease there our philosophical considerations on the why of the sock bootwhat you have to remember is that it’s pretty, trendy and thatyou absolutely must have a pair to be stylish this winter.
Who can wear sock boots?
Ua tight-fitting shoe that stops at mid-calf unfortunately does not fit all legs. It is preferable to have slender and rather long legs, at the risk of making our calves appear “cut” and thicker than they really are.
Don’t believe that you can overcome this constraint by wearing a long one: the sock boot is uncompromising and can be worn almost only with a 7/8 length…
Knowing how to combine boots with socks: a question of length
Bold and sharp, sock boots are to be handled with care. There are indeed many more things that cannot be associated with this kind of ankle boot than pieces that go well with it. For simplicity : WE love there 7/8 lengthe which reveals the ankle and the beginning of the calf, preferably a little loose, but not too much. Basically, it works with mom jeans or cropped jeans, straight 7/8 pleated pantse or a flared midi skirt (or dress).
Exit shorts, mini-skirts (unless you have model legs and an extraordinary sense of fashion), maxi-dresses and tight pants.
Which sock boots to choose to be trendy this winter?
In the sock boot section, you will be spoiled for choice. The more timid will opt for a black model in matte leather or suedeeasy to combine, while the most daring can dare all the fantasies by opting for animal print sock ankle boots, floral pattern, lurex… Everything is possible. We also fall for shiny velvet sock ankle bootsa must-have of the season.
You will also have the choice of the heel: kitten heelneedle, square or hourglass, everything is trendy, choose what you are most comfortable with.
Our 5 look ideas to be trendy with the sock boot
If the sock boot is not the easiest shoe to wear, it is nevertheless a piece of choice to create looks at the forefront of trends. The proof in 5 ultra-stylish looks with sock boots on your feet.
We start easy with a casual-chic look perfect for everyday. Bet on raw cropped jeans, preferably high waisted, a nice white shirt and a plaid blazer. Add your ankle boots socksa trendy belt, some jewelry and a small backpack.
The sock boot also seduces with its retro side, which it’s up to you to exploit by wearing it with faded mom jeans and a slogan sweatshirt. Bombers or a teddy jacket will complete your look perfectly.
Wear sock boots to the office, it’s quite easy given the great trend of the trouser suit. We opt for a modern suit, colorful or with a houndstooth pattern or tartan if you like. A small satchel to play it pro all the way, and you’ll be the most stylish in the open space.
To slightly shift the preppy side of the boots sock, we mix it with a fluid animal print dress or midi skirt (leopard and zebra being our favorites of the moment) and a black perfecto, customized with pins if you have that. A felt capeline and a big belt will perfectly accessorize your outfit.
If you appreciate the neo-bourgeois style, you will love the sock bootie. We advise you to wear it with wide-leg corduroy pants, a fluid blouse and a small knit cardigan. A trench coat, a chic banana bag and pretty classic jewelry, and you’re done!