I remember circa 2003 when I got my first Juicy sweatsuit & my first pair of Birkenstock's for Christmas.  I wore both on my first day back to school and thought I was the coolest thing ever.  While leisurewear & Birkenstock's are both in style again, let me paint a picture of my look for you....a white terrycloth sweatshirt & pants with JUICY stamped across the back & bottom accessorized with my Birkenstock's...and socks!  I cringe just thinking about that outfit, but the worst part for me was definitely the white athletic socks with my sandals.

Nowadays, adding socks to a pair of pumps or sandals can actually be pretty fun & quirky but it has to be done the right way.  I've noticed socks and heels continue to be a huge trend in street style & on the runways and challenged myself to try it out. I opted for a very thin black sock with my bright red pumps.  

Cute socks have become a staple peeking out of booties or styled with menswear inspired oxfords.  I love the juxtaposition of styles when adding socks to a look.  My girly red pumps & simple socks played nicely off of my sportier varsity sweater & a leather pencil skirt in this look.

For my next pair of socks, I think I will go with a sheer pair or maybe a patterned pair!

Sweater: Banana Republic (similar) | Dress (worn as skirt): American Apparel | Pumps: SJP | Socks: (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Bag: Tory Burch | Lip: c/o Laqa & Co

What do you think of how this look turned out? Did I fall back into my 8th grade styling techniques?

Michelle Paige

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