Why it is time to strive socks and sandals — That’s Not My Age

Photograph: Penny Wincer


As soon as an incongruous pairing, socks and sandals are having a second within the sunshine. I turned a convert throughout lockdown, after I couldn’t be bothered to vary my Socks and ‘Stocks for the day by day stroll. Quickly, the mighty Birkenstock caught on and began promoting the 2 gadgets collectively. By which level, I used to be rifling by way of my sock drawer in search of attention-grabbing, hole-free choices. So, final week, on experiencing the primary case of Sandal Rub this summer time, I knew precisely what to do. Slip right into a pair of sentimental cotton socks to take the stress off. Like corduroy and retro sportswear, this coupling is a Wes Anderson trope, so geeky it’s cool –  and now not a contentious mixture.


Photograph: Sarah Brick


It’s a contradiction of types; socks are designed to maintain toes heat and sandals to do the alternative. However in addition to perking up a pared-down outfit, the mixture is extremely comfy. Holding toes clear, blister-free and safeguarding the pores and skin in opposition to sunburn. Yep. Socks and sandals have gotten you lined. How else to type out chipped nail vanish and cracked heels, till you lastly get spherical to reserving a summer time pedicure…


Cool combos


On a method degree, socks are a playful option to enhance a minimalist look; why not fill that clean house across the ankles with one thing attention-grabbing? Skirts, attire, monitor pants and rolled up denims all profit from this cool footwear mixture. Dip your toes in (sorry) by colour-matching fine-gauge ankle socks to cork-soled Birkenstock’s. Go for a post-modern, Accidentally Wes Anderson contact by teaming sporty socks with walking sandals. Make an influence in assertion socks and vibrant sandals. And, for some fancy footwork, select slinky, silk ribbed or glowing Lurex socks (Cos and Sezane are good for the latter). No matter you do, make it look deliberate and regarded, and never such as you’ve shoved them on to nip out to the retailers…



Now, sock it to me:



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First picture: I’m sporting my outdated Clergerie sale discount sandals (related HERE) with the TNMA x Genevieve Sweeney socks.

Second picture: Birkenstock Boston Clogs and Uniqlo socks. Cos jeans and classic French Workwear Firm jacket



[Left to right – top row]
Socks, Tabio. Sandals, Expensive Frances
Socks, Cos. Sandals, Penelope Chilvers
Socks, Hansel from Basel. Sandals, Russell & Bromley

[Bottom row]
Socks, RosterSox. Sandals, Birkenstock
Socks, Nudie Denims. Sandals, Teva.
Socks, Socksss. Sandals, Hoff.