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.