Thursday, October 7, 2010

Socks and Sandals


jacket~Express
tee~Target
sandals~TJ's
jeans~Alloy
 With fall in the air, I hauled out my pink corduroy "shrunken" blazer, wondering if the "shrunken" will still work.  This style was fashionable a few years ago so I'm trying to adapt it to look more current by adding the longer shirt.  I decided I'd go monochromatic~that is a palette that I've seen around this year.  I changed out the belt (it was a self-belt) and YES THAT IS SOCKS WITH MY SANDALS!

I saw the socks with sandals LAST year; tried it and liked it.  I have to do something rebellious!  I have seen some photos of combos of socks and sandals that DON'T work; but I think these do.  These jeans could have been a smidgen longer; but my long ones are packed.

Which reminds me; I am traveling this weekend, so posts may be erratic~ 
So, what do we think?  Yay or nay on socks and sandals?  

9 comments:

  1. I like the shrunken blazer with the long shirt and the belt. I think socks are nice for fall. I'm just wondering if it would even nicer if you had some in a similar shade as the blazer and or top? I'm not positive; I'd have to see it. But even if you don't, it looks good like it is.

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  2. That monochromatic layering works well to create a longer line from that jacket.
    As for the socks-and-sandals, I have to say that while I have got used to tights and sandals, even if (or especially if) the tights are bright or contrasting, I find the lines of the sock seams and ribbing a bit of a distraction here. But once you early adopters walk the look around a bit, I'll probably get used to it, perhaps even embrace it . . .

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  3. Not really a fan of the socks and sandals but love the shrunken jacket with longer piece below it.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I also envision this with another pop of color at the foot~nice bright socks...but these work, too. I think this style sandal makes it work=they're chunky enough.
    The jacket layering is nice too.
    Enjoy your travels :)

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  5. you daring woman you! I love the monochromatic look. I don't know about the socks and sandals trend...i probably won't follow the crowd on that one. The last time I wore socks with sandals was with my second pair of Birkenstocks. See it's my memory of former trends that always gets in my way.

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  6. Alright, I've got to tell you....I really think you're kind of pulling off the socks with sandals. I disagree with some others about the pop of color with the socks. I would definitely go neutral. Honestly, it's a difficult look to pull off - but if you're loving it, I've loving it for you! The blazer and top are adorable! Great colors for you!

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  7. Trudi~so you are not alone in your thoughts of a shot of color on the socks--looks like Materfamilias and Lisa go with you on that.

    Materfamilias~I read your part on the bad ending on the scarf the other day, so I can see why the ribbing might bother you!

    It is a trip to yester-year, Terri, I admit and I think that is why we also think of matching our socks--

    Glad to hear it Elegant! I'm thinking it almost works and the brighter color wouldn't.

    Thanks to all of you for sharing your comments--it helps to put it all together!!!

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  8. Hello FashionOverFifty. . just discovered you via the comment on the blog. I'd say you can pull this look off well (love the colourful blazer!). . I'm thinking a darker shade of brown for the socks would look even better! Do try that out, since you have to do something rebellious. . and I'm sure this might not be your last socks and sandals look ;)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by! Most people thought I should go with a darker sock, so for next time~

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