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Put your best foot forward: Here’s how to rock the ankle sock trend

Forget everything you thought you knew about not pairing socks with sandals – everyone from singer Rihanna to supermodel Kendall Jenner has been rocking the trend of late.

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 14, 2017 18:07 IST
The humble ankle sock, in multiple avatars, is fast becoming this season’s newest style statement.
The humble ankle sock, in multiple avatars, is fast becoming this season’s newest style statement. (Shutterstock)

Knowing how to dress during the weeks stretching from the end of summer to the beginning of autumn can be complicated, but fashion girls everywhere have come up with a solution, in the form of the humble ankle sock.

Forget everything you thought you knew about not pairing socks with sandals – everyone from singers Rihanna and Rita Ora to supermodel Kendall Jenner has been rocking the trend of late. But pairing your favourite footwear (you can also road test the look with closed shoes, sneakers and boots) with a statement sock not only creates an instantly directional look – it also serves a practical purpose for inter-seasonal dressing. Here are five ways to test out the trend.

Sheer

Jimmy Choo on Instagram featuring Kendall Jenner during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival (Instagram/@jimmychoo)

Kendall Jenner made headlines earlier this year when she showed up on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a pair of sheer socks with her Jimmy Choo ‘Minny’ sandals. Sheer socks are a subtle way of tapping into the trend, and have the added advantage of matching all your shoes.

Mesh

The next step up from the sheer sock is the mesh version, which will add a little attitude to your look. It will lend your footwear a playful texture and depth.

Mesh socks will lend your footwear a playful texture and depth. (Shutterstock)

Sporty

Add a sporty vibe to your ensemble with a pair of preppy, wool socks.

Pastel

Prolong summer for as long as possible by opting for a pair of socks in a pretty pastel hue.

Decorative socks, studded with pearls or sequins, add that element of glamour to your everyday look. (Shutterstock)

Decorative

Finally, show your appreciation for the ankle sock trend by going all out with a bold, decorative pair.

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