Among the most unusual trends to ruin a lady’s fall come October: the shoe, the sock, the shoe-sock.
It is perhaps unnecessary for me to include a small bit about the time I stole black socks from a man friend, but I will include said small bit anyway because a. now you know that sometimes, even Man Repellers have man friends (but they inevitably disappear, rather soon) and b. trends and the like are usually said to “rock socks off,” but this trend, this trend will rock your socks ON.
(b. was a little irrelevant re: stolen man socks but nonetheless important to include.)
Let’s dissect the sock-rock-cock-block for a moment.
If you think about it, it’s somewhat (read: a lot) counter-functional. Sort of like having fur on the outside of your boot instead of on the inside:
I speculate a Jewish grandmother somewhere in Boca is looking for her hair. She would be devastated to learn it is dragging along the floors of the StyleCaster studio in Manhattan, tied to what look like a reinvented cowboy boot.
I digress. Let’s talk about those counter-functional ankle socks! Chances are the trend will most commonly–as magazine editorials, blogs, and street style sites suggest–be worn with sandals. Now, it’s too hot for socks and sandals in the summer, but too cold for socks and sandals in the winter. What now? WHAT NOW? …I know what you’re thinking, fall and spring, bla bla bla. Consider this: global warming is robbing us of transition seasons. I pose the same question: what now? WHAT NOW?
While trying to solve life’s mysteries, here is a little baby peek at how I will wear my socks and sandals. In the lookbook of my life, there is no such thing as too hot or too cold.
I therefore retract everything previously said. Sorry sucka. Bye!
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