Fall Trend Alert: Socks And Pumps!

When it comes to style standards, one thing holds true: There are none. Just when you think you’ve absolutely mastered all the fashion no-nos, the industry can manage to turn around any look. One fashion faux-pas we were certain about was socks with high heels, which seems like the equivalent of guys wearing socks with Teva sandals. But lo and behold, what should we find when browsing the J. Crew new arrivals section, but a whole selection of colorful socks paired with classic pumps and mary janes. The styles come in various heights, including ankle and the more traditional knee-high lengths. Is this controversial old trend new again? The more we poked around, the more we found new sock styles that looked like they were made exactly for such a look.

What do you think? Will you don socks and heels for fall? Check out some other looks after the jump… [$9.50-$24.50, J. Crew]

From left to right:

  1. Crochet ankle socks look like they’re missing the tights! [$8, Urban Outfitters]
  2. VPL takes a twist on the knee-sock by adding a stirrup. [$95, VPL, Shopbop]
  3. Stripes and bold colors aren’t just for the mass market chains anymore—high-brow Opening Ceremony is stocking them for women as well. [$10, Happy Socks, Opening Ceremony]