Transform your fall footwear the simple addition of chic socks. With the right pair,
pumps become thigh-high boots and Mary Janes turn into sleek booties. We’ve rounded
up our five favorite sock-and-shoe pairings from the runway and pinpointed similar
options for you to shop now.
Thigh-high socks are the perfect substitute for tall boots. When you pair them with
booties in the same hue, your legs will go on for miles—and it’s like having two
pairs of boots for the price of one!
Get the look: American Apparel socks, $18; americanapparel.net . Stuart Weitzman boots, $745; stuartweitzman.com .
Toughen up a miniskirt with zippered boots and thick, slouchy socks, which will keep
you cozy in the crisp fall weather.
Get the look : Hue socks, $8; hue.com .
Rag & Bone boots, $695; rag-bone.com .
Nothing says girly like Mary Janes. Temper the schoolgirl feel by pairing these shoes
with soft, textured cashmere socks. These socks are men’s (size down)—they have some
of the best pairs.
Get the look : B.ella socks, $55; nordstrom.com . Gucci Mary Janes, $850; net-a-porter.com .
Ankle socks with a few stripes at the top are a Gucci signature. Wear a similar style
with strappy heels, as shown on the runway, to complete your look.
Get the look : No Nonsense socks, $5; nononsense.com . Marc
Jacobs Mary Janes, $450; net-a-porter.com .
Don’t shy away from color—put a bold-colored boot with a solid sock in a complementary
hue. The combo works well with a printed sheath or coat—just be sure the colors don’t
Get the look: Falke socks, $26; herroom.com . Jérôme Dreyfuss, $1,460; shopbop.com .