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Make It Work: Socks With Sandals

Are you as confused about the weather these days as we are? The mornings and evenings are so frigid that you can literally feel the hair growing on your freshly shaved legs (ugh) while sunny afternoons have you wondering “is it still summer?” It’s enough to make anyone want to call it quits and move to California. If you already live in Cali, then good for you. We want your lives.

Okay, so indecisive weather is totally messing with our outfits. How do you dress when the low temperature is projected to be 50 degrees while the high is 75? You wear socks with sandals, that’s how.

Stop scoffing. We’re not kidding. Sure, the socks-and-sandals look is generally attributed to unfashionable tourists and soccer coaches, but like anything that’s so ugly it’s pretty, it has become a trend. This is real life people! We can’t make this stuff up! Wearing socks with sandals can be totally chic if you pair it the right way, as countless designers have convinced us in recent runway shows. If Mary Kate and Ashley can do it, then gosh darn it, so can we!

Just make sure to avoid trying this with Keens. Those bad boys are hopeless.

1. Sporty Spice

Sporty Low Heel Sandals, $48, River Island

2. Hey, Hippies

Arizona in Oiled Leather, $120, Birkenstock 

3. Class It Up


“Pekny” heels, $90, ALDO

4. Neon Nights

Harvest Time leather flatform sandals, $67, ASOS

5. Streetstyle Superstar

“Nonstp” shoes, $80, Steve Madden

What are your thoughts, collegiettes? Will you be sporting this transitional trend?

Maddie is a senior at Boston College, where she spends her days fawning over literature and Art History textbooks. She was previously an editorial intern at Her Campus, and is now a HC contributing writer and blogger. Follow her on twitter @madschmitz for a collection of vaguely amusing tweets. 
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