I’ve been fighting a monstrous cold all week — but that’s okay because I usually get a cold right before the cool weather officially rolls into town. In case you’re wondering why I’m all bare-legged and jacket-less, it’s because fall hasn’t decided to grace us with her presence quite yet — at least here in Austin. Oh hey, NINETY DEGREES. Looking at you with the stank eye.
Let’s talk about socks for two seconds.
I wear most shoes sans socks — especially when it comes to ankle boots and ballet flats. There are a few flimsy reasons: With flats, even no-show socks tend to creep out. And with ankle boots, socks make my feet feel slippery (which means I look like I just learned to walk). Those reasons aside, for the most part I tend to prefer going sockless anyway.
Whether you’re playing on the sock team or the sockless team, here’s how to keep things looking first-class.
This is my little secret: these washable terrycloth shoe inserts. Just slip them in and, boom, you’ve got sock comfort + sock moisture management + a tiny bit of sock warmth.
For those of you who simply can’t go sockless because of extreme temperatures, I love the look of a thick knit sock slouched down over jeans — like this or this. I even kind of did this on accident a few years back. And these are my all time favorite thick knit socks.
Top: old from JCrew (similar)
Boots: Kenneth Cole — on sale!