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 trendâ€¦ but ankle socks and heels was something I was struggling to come to terms withâ€¦
â€¦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.
And now, needless to say, I love the look. (And some people say I’m impressionableâ€¦).
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?