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|6 Apr|3 mins

These underrated accessories might just be the key to cool street style

Are socks the new statement earrings of 2018?
THE ICONIC
6 Apr
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Don’t get us wrong, we love an OTT earring as much as the next girl - heck we’ve even got a collection to rival any accessory addict - but we can’t help but notice that the street-style queens of Fashion Weeks around the world have moved on to another eye-catching add-on that’s a little more down to earth – literally.

Socks – probably one of the most overlooked accessories in our drawers – were the common factor in all the top looks during fashion month, and we bet we’ll be seeing more of them in just a few weeks for MBFW this May.

News
|6 Apr|3 mins

These underrated accessories might just be the key to cool street style

Are socks the new statement earrings of 2018?
THE ICONIC
6 Apr
Share:

Don’t get us wrong, we love an OTT earring as much as the next girl - heck we’ve even got a collection to rival any accessory addict - but we can’t help but notice that the street-style queens of Fashion Weeks around the world have moved on to another eye-catching add-on that’s a little more down to earth – literally.

Socks – probably one of the most overlooked accessories in our drawers – were the common factor in all the top looks during fashion month, and we bet we’ll be seeing more of them in just a few weeks for MBFW this May.

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Dolce & Gabbana FW Runway. Image via Getty.

Odeeh Defile AW Runway. Image via Getty.

Guests at Paris Fashion Week. Image via Getty.

In Milan, Dolce & Gabbana models strutted down the catwalk wearing fishnet socks with strappy stiletto heels, while in Berlin opaque velvet varieties were teamed with open-toe shoes for German label Odeeh Defile. Off the runway, women in Paris experimented with all styles from sheer stockings to pop-coloured socks and paired them with everything from platforms sandals to peep-toe pumps, proving socks are very much on trend.

It isn’t exactly unheard-of – people have been coming up with clever combos to show off their socks for years – but it’s now becoming a fashion trend we actually want to buy into and werk.

In the past, sporting your sandals with your socks still on would be labelled a fashion faux pas, probably because of all the dorky dads unknowingly “pulling off” the trend on summer vaycays. But oh, how times have changed - everything about our old man is now cool; dad caps, sneakers, even dad bods, you name it, we’re down with it.

So naturally, we want in on this statement sock style, and before you turn your nose up at this unconventional trend, see how the cool girls are doing it and take note.

Doina Ciobanu at Paris Fashion Week. Image via Getty.

A coloured pair of socks will bring your favourite mom jeans back to life.

Hilla Toledano at Tel Aviv Fashion Week. Image via Getty.

Add crisp white socks to a minimalist monochrome outfit for a look that is too cool for school.

Ofir Levi at Tel Aviv Fashion Week. Image via Getty.

Turn your sports luxe style up a notch and add strappy stilettos to your coolest (and cleanest) pair of athletic branded socks.

Got a newfound appreciation for socks? Discover new styles and grow your collection.

THE ICONIC
Fashion Team
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