Monday 19 December 2016

Let's talk about socks, baby

Whether in giant stocking or cheesy gift form, the humble sock is in many ways synonymous with the season to be jolly (falalalala lalalala etc). And while certainly a garment that’s traditionally gifted to the awkward-family-member-to-buy-for at Christmas, socks needn’t be given such an uninspiring rep. 

On the contrary: This particularly sock-centric season is one to be embraced. Amidst a spell of swaddling beneath winter coats, scarves, hats, mittens and the rest, our foot accessories of choice can provide a subtle – or not so subtle – style statement on a drab winter day. 

In combining style and substance (so practical, so warm), a pair of ostentatious socks adds a brazen touch to an otherwise understated look. Wear them how you like of course – they're your feet – but I've personally been revelling in the addition of a crop of cacti or bunch of avocados to my majorly monochrome get-up.

Apart from anything else, a little tongue-in-cheek, "unfashionable" fashion is all in the spirit of the festive season. Far from an awkward afterthought, the staple sock has duly earned its time on top of the wish list – if only because you'll have yet another reason to put your feet up this Christmas.

Photos by Leila.

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