Socks and Heels: A Beginner's Guide

As someone whose first foray into the socks-and-heels world was only a few months ago, I’m here to tell you that we’ve been missing out. Putting aside the fact that the look is undeniably forward and eye-catching, the comfort factor alone would have been reason enough to convert me long ago—had I known. Not only that, but in the colder months (like now), when you’re sick of wearing the same weather-appropriate boots for every night out, the addition of a sparkly sock makes even the most summery sandals winter- (and party-) ready. Still not sold? Or maybe you’re just a bit intimidated? Either way, you’re about to be convinced otherwise because we’ve put together eight game-changing sock-and-heel combos that will have you onboard in no time.

Keep scrolling through to see and shop the pairings.

Topshop Fishnet Ankle Sock (£4).

+ Gianvito Rossi Suede Sandals in Black (£550)

Style Notes: Ideal for a night out, but be prepared for slightly colder feet.

Prada Beaded Wool-Blend Socks (£335)

+ Glossed Textured-Leather Pumps (£440)

Style Notes: Want to make court shoes more exciting? Just add a pair of embellished socks.

ASOS Glitter Ankle Socks (£4)

+ Miu Miu Glitter Pumps (£343)

Style Notes: What’s better than glitter on glitter?

Topshop Cropped Rib Ankle Sock (£4)

+ Paula Cademartori Rosaline Platform Sandals (£688)

Style Notes: The platform trend isn’t going away anytime soon, and the best way to do it is with a pair of socks.

Balenciaga Intarsia Cotton-Blend Socks (£65)

+ Gucci Suede Loafer Pumps (£495)

Style Notes: Mix brands with these Balenciaga socks and Gucci loafers.

Uniqlo Heattech Socks (£10)

+ Gianvito Rossi Levy Patent-Leather Ankle Boots (£705)

Style Notes: The pink-and-red colour clash is the ultimate bold combo right now.

Falke Soft Wool and Cotton-Blend Socks (£13)

+ Saint Laurent Amber Patent-Leather Sandals (£425)

Style Notes: Nude shoes are great, but they look 100% cooler when you add a pair of dark socks.

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