Opinions: Ankle socks. Yay or Nay?

Opinions: Ankle socks. Yay or Nay?

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Now, I’m a firm believer that fashion should be comfortable. Don’t get me wrong, if my new 4 platforms are rubbing the backs of my heels but my friends are complimenting me on my purchase and I feel confident enough not to stumble over the next paving slab whilst wearing them, I might just keep them on.

Because comfort is not all about practicality; it’s about confidence. And what is fashion if you can’t wear it with an attitude that exudes the self-belief that what you are wearing looks good.

So imagine my predicament when I see style icon Chloe Sevigny in her little mini skirt, strappy platforms, and (here’s the clincher), grey ankle socks , the type you wore to school with those little bows on the side. Did I miss something?

There is no denying it , Sevigny can pull off any trend… but ankle socks and heels was something I was struggling to come to terms with…

…but not for long. Soon my coffee table was trembling under the weight of magazines full of trend-setters from Agyness Deyn to Lily Cole, pictured wearing their ankle socks on show with pride. And it didn’t stop there. Since the re-emergence of the Brogue, it has become apparent that nothing else can be teamed with this shoe to complete the androgynous trend but the ankle sock.

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And now, needless to say, I love the look. (And some people say I’m impressionable…).

However the idea of following these fashionistas in their ankle sock-wearing glory, is still something that takes me outside of my comfort zone and I don’t think I’ll be teaming those 4 platforms with my little white numbers any time soon, because I know my uneasiness will only give the game away when I set foot outside the door.

What do you think? Ankle socks: yay or nay?

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