Today's shoes, and a query about socks
Embellished gold ballet flats. No socks.
Now that winter is approaching, what kind of socks/hosiery do you recommend one should wear with casual heels and jeans? I have a pair of red Mary Janes with a 2 inch heel and am at a loss as to what color socks or hosiery I should pair with them for winter. I feel silly wearing a coat and scarf, but no socks. What's the rule?
In fall, a woman's fancy turns to socks. Of course.
I am a big fan of going without socks for as long as is humanly possible, but I realize that this is only really practical in certain climates. Eventually, no matter where you live, there will come a day when you are bound to put on some socks, lest you spend the day with blue feet. Which is NOT pretty.
Match your sock to you trousers, for the longest possible leg line. Socks that match your shoe but not your pants will cut your legs off at the ankle (or wherever the sock is visible) and make you look stumpy. If you are wearing jeans, choose a neutral sock in a shade that is as dark as the jeans; black or dark gray socks are fine with dark rinse jeans, for example.
The same rule applies to skirts and bright colored shoes; match tights to your skirts, both to lengthen the leg line and to highlight your beautiful shoes, which will provide a terrific pop of color at the end of a long, dark leg.
Avoid patterned socks and bright contrasting colored socks. And for the love of all that is holy, NO theme or holiday socks. I am BEGGING you. Please.