So we totally get that socks are meant to go in your shoes, but we're breaking tradition in pursuit of a more stylish wardrobe. Flaunting your in-shoe accessories on the outside is a chic and unexpected way to wear your footwear this season. From over-the-knee boots to ankle-bearing styles, take a tip from these celebs and let your knits come out to play.
On a stroll in NYC, Jennifer Aniston layered a chunky scrunched-up gray pair under her lace-up suede booties. By rolling up her boyfriend jeans, the actress highlighted her ankle-warmers as a main player in the ensemble.
Ashley Tisdale gave her open-toe, lace-up, over-the-knee shoes new life by letting a pair of thigh-highs peek through.
The always stylish Alexa Chung went for subtle with a pair of ribbed socks under her buckled high heels for a classic black-on-black look.
Vanessa Hudgens stomped around LA in a pair of knee-high combat boots with long socks to match, offsetting the short hemline of her dress.
To get Aniston's laid-back look, pick a relaxed pair of socks ($14) to scrunch up atop a pair of suede booties ($100). If you're looking to take your summer shoes into colder climates, think like Tisdale, who rocked her sky-high lace-up heels ($48) with warm, thigh-high socks ($14) underneath. Or, stick to the classics and pair appropriate-length legwear under your boots, like these simple crew socks ($6) for low, leather looks ($140), similar to Chung's, or this printed knee-high knit ($15) under your fiercest rendition of Hudgens' combat boots ($70). Whatever combination you decide to make, take this trend for a spin for a new approach to cozy footwear.
Rockport Total Motion Wedge Bootie, $100, at DSW; Urban Outfitters Ribbed Slouchy Crew Sock, $14, at Urban Outfitters; GoJane Lace-Up 4 Anything Stiletto Boots, $48, at gojane.com; Urban Outfitters Ribbed Cuffed Over-The-Knee Sock, $14, at Urban Outfitters; Circus by Sam Edelman Reese Monk Strap Boot, $140, at Urban Outfitters; Merona Women‘s Crew Socks 3-Pack, $6, at Target; Rocket Dog Calypso Boot, $70, at DSW; Volcom Spice It Up Socks, $15, at Volcom