How to Rock Socks With Sandals (Yeah, We Went There!)

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When it comes to fashion rules, our mantra is that they're way better when they're broken. One fashion rule we're totally ready to toss? Saving our socks for closed-toed shoes. It turns out that pairing socks with sandals can actually be totally chic, and it's a great way to transition your fave sandals from summer into fall. Oh, and the fashion crowd's favorite street style stars totally seem to be on board too.

For this look, we're not talking about your old habit of throwing on those Adidas flip flops over your socks to run out and grab your morning coffee - fashion's updated version is way more polished.
Street Style - Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 : Day One
For an elevated look, heels are a great way to keep your ensemble polished, but flats can look just as chic too! Flats, platforms or somewhere in between, the key is to pick a shoe that has lots of strappy details. We're OBSESSED with this lace-up pair ($70, Missguided)! Here, an elegant ankle strap or delicate T-strap goes a long way - it adds a feminine touch to the otherwise normcore-esque look. (Not to mention the straps keep you from sliding around when you walk!)

Picking the perfect pair of socks is a little simpler. Ideally, you'll want them to hit mid-calf so you can wear them slouchy and scrunched down to keep things on the effortless side. We love a statement-making chunky knit ($14, Urban Outfitters), or if you're feeling brave (you trendsetter, you!) try a bold pattern!

As for the rest of your outfit, the socks-with-sandals trend is best worn with pieces that show off your legs - think mini dresses, skirts and shorts. Keeping the rest of your look on the simpler side will allow your footwear to be the star of the show!

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