Historically resigned to burly Germanic men on their way to a mountaineering retreat, once upon a time, just the idea of pairing woollen socks with a pair of strappy heels could clear a room of fashion editors quicker than last season's faux fur bolero – until now...
With the world's most prominent style insiders flaunting their latest take on trends to come, creative and inventive style statements are par for the course at international fashion events across the globe but, no one expected a curve ball so controversial it could separate the fashion pack like Marmite – brace yourself for the socks and sandals trend!
Just like the controversial morning spread, the socks and sandals trend is one we can't wait to sink our teeth into here at VAUGHAN HQ! Igniting heated debate from Paris to New York, chunky woollen warmers and athletic sports socks have seen their way onto the most stylish feet in fashion. Championed by oddball lefties and editorial empresses alike, fashion purists are throwing out the rule book to try a cheeky micro trend that is more dressing up box than dressing to impress.
Worn in creative and modest pairings, disco gold lurex socks and ribbed mixed twill numbers were seen on and off the catwalk with chunky heels and stilettos. A tricky trend at the best of times, nailing this controversial style with all the confidence of a season pro takes serious guts – and the best style staples to match. Taking style cues from sartorial heavy hitters like Miroslava Duma and Alexa Chung, the street style gurus show us just how its done in '70s platforms and lashings of ribbed wool.
Using deep tonal hues to create a modest aesthetic, this navy blue Dragon Seed VAUGHAN silk shirt is the perfect style investment to offset the textural undertones of this sombre ensemble. Proving that beauty lies in the details, this midnight blue shirt looks the part tucked into a deep forest green leather skirt with contoured panelling. Using darker colours to draw attention away from statement pieces, this refined ensemble sets the stage for creative undertones like these off grey short wool socks from FALKE.
Worn with a pair of dance floor ready velveteen colour block statement heels from Giamba, these simple socks blend seamlessly with the textured allure of the chunky platforms. Simple yet elegant, these on trend jet black heels effortlessly blend rich separates with hints of fashion flare – paired with a complimentary evening clutch in navy blue, this seemingly simple ensemble is a creative melange of cheeky micro trends and palatable street wear favourites.
Don't shy away from fun micro-trends this season, hit the street in style in playful pairings that don't cost a king's ransom to recreate at home. Step out in style with this whimsical street trend on the rise and show those fashion latecomers just how it's done!
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