…let´s talk about you and me. And all the good things and the bad things that may be. Let´s talk about….. socks.
It´s quite nostalgic since it brings back memories from when I was a kid and I had the funkiest socks with prints like Ninja Turtles or unicorns, playing with my mom´s heels. Little did I know back then that this would be a disproportionate topic among fashionistas 20 years later and turn into a turbulent love story. Because if you check the dictionary and look up fashion faux pas there is a picture of socks in sandals waiting for you. But socks in sandals is hotter right now than Matt Boomer in “American Horror Story”, and it´s spreading more throughout social medias than Donald Trump´s hair memes. From flamboyant ones at Gucci to knitted ones at 3.1 Philip Lim to your uncle´s divisive white tennis socks from Wilson- the options are endless and it can really touch your sole in many ways.
No, you don´t have to look like a tourist visiting Playa del something for the first time pairing those thick cotton socks with your Birkenstocks from ´98, and you don´t have to feel like Dorothy from “The wizard of Oz” either. But it´s definitely an easy way out for working those summer shoes during winter. How else can I wear my smashing heels to the office during these freezy, breezy days? It´s a reason that “socks and sandals” have it´s own Wikipedia page and this is it.
But regardless the hype, it took me a while to find the acceptance and deal with the matter that I felt torn between loving and hating it. But I have now concluded that I just hate how much I love it. It´s like when you eat a whole box of Ben & Jerry´s and you get very nauseous but you still find yourself smiling of satisfaction. Shoes and socks are harmonizing and turning into two fun acquaintances to hang out with, making every day a party you are definitely on top of. And who don´t like parties? Go for printed, sparkling, doily, glitter, laced, fishnets – pick your fruit and make yourself a kick-ass lemonade, because now is the time to give your bits some more attention. It unequivocally saves me those days I just can´t figure out what to wear and go for head-to-almost-toe black. So don’t be afraid to add those extravagant pieces of cloth that will make your life a little more…dashing. Your wardrobe of shoes will come back from hibernate and back to life, resulting in more to choose from when picking your looks. Win-win, huh? It´s snug as a bug in a rug! And if you want to take it to the next level and make your own Vetemênts heels, just take a pair of heels and put a sock on it instead, and “ka-ching”, you are #fash.