Despite being a fashion accessory the world over, the sock can be tricky to put center stage as a look’s key element. Combining the sock and the boot could therefore be seen as a weird and risky move. The sock boot, however, is a match made in heaven that never ceases to come up with new fashion potential, season after season.
First seen as a rather avant-garde design, the sock boot didn’t take long to step down from the Fashion Week catwalks and hit the sidewalks big time. Countless variations are now available in a range of materials and heel heights. Anything goes when it comes to this type of sock!
With an urban, feminine style, the sock boot takes the silhouette of a classic pump, while its elastic knit fabric forms a perfect fit, hugging the foot and ankle. The high heel and pointed toe make for a bold, glamorous look that doesn’t compromise on comfort. Wear it with your legs bare for a “second skin” effect to create an impression of super-long legs. Teamed with a skirt and a long trench coat, Vanessa Wu’s beige knit boots will give you an edgy, on-trend look.
The sock boot, with its fitted shape, also goes well with wider silhouettes, creating an alluring contrast that brings out the best of our sock boots. They combine beautifully with flared pants, long skirts or culotte-style divided skirts. Straight jeans also fit the bill: a pair of Vanessa Wu scale-effect sock boots, 7/8 jeans and a cropped blazer combine for a perfect look that can take you through the day and into the evening.
The sock boot is turning out to be the perfect accompaniment, now that the weather’s changing for the better. It’s time to reveal those slim ankles without having to dare to bare your feet: always a key move for a look of self-assured femininity.