The Do’s And Don’ts Of Socks With Sandals-------
Once a universally acknowledged style disaster, the socks-with-sandals look is experiencing a curious (if surprisingly rather chic) resurgence. Stylists at Alexander Wang, Derek Lam, and Prada (below, left to right) all showed peep-toe and strappy sandals with high socks. (At the Spring men’s shows, a few labels, like Bottega Veneta, even experimented with the pairing for dudes.) As Gawker points out, M.I.A. tried the look out at her Letterman appearance in New York this week—she even put her phalanx of look-alike backup dancers in identical sandal-and-sock combos. Her look is a perfect occasion for a styling public service announcement: If you’re going to brave the trend, please, please don’t do it with sweat socks.