How to Style – Three Ways with Statement Socks

The change of season can be a tricky time for getting dressed. If you aren’t yet ready to commit to stockings, a good way to get more wear out of your summer faves is working a sock and shoe combo. Bare legs, a statement sock to keep your feet that little bit warmer (although not that much warmer, we’ll admit it), and a matching shoe, can earn you bonus style cred.

Be careful when choosing your sock length compared to the hemline of your dress, skirt or pants, as you don’t want to make your legs appear shorter than they are. As a general rule, choose or sock that finishes at the skinniest part of your ankle. If you are blessed with legs of a gazelle or indeed Giselle, than your legs will probably look good no matter what length sock you work.


The Sock and Boot Combo




Dress: H&M

Belt: Gucci

Shoes: Romance was Born x Beau Coops from Pink Ink

Socks: Gorman

Why It Works: If you are wearing something with a bold print, pick one of the colours in the print to accent with your socks. Although the dress is long sleeved, the fabric is light, and a flash of bare leg still signals warmer weather.


Lady Like




Coat: Vintage Burberry

Top: Basque

Skirt: Country Road

Cuff: Vintage Hermes from Designer Opshop

Shoes: Vintage Chanel from Claire Inc

Socks: Country Road

Why it Works: Mixing classic colours and cuts creates a more polished feel. Here we picked up the colour of the top with the socks to help draw the eye around the body. A delicate sock paired with a low heel with ribbon ties = lady like sophistication.


School Girl Cool




Top: Opening Ceremony

Skirt: Carven

Jacket: Vintage Chanel from Resurrection Vintage

Shoes: Topshop

Socks: Topshop

Why it works: Here we combined a slogan tee (so hot right now) with a tweed mini, again picking up a colour from the tee in the shoes to anchor the look. We chose a metallic silver sock to let the shoes do most of the talking.

Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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