If you have spent any time scrolling through retailers websites or walking through the shoe section at the mall this season, you may have noticed that the sock boot has become a major player on the shoe trend scene. Every retailer, from Zara to Neiman Marcus, has a plethora of styles and colors to choose from with offerings at every price point. I have become a major fan of this trend, adding three new black pairs, a leopard pair and one in red, which just so happens to be the hot color of the moment. Hopefully, by the end of this post I will have convinced you to give this trend a try or add a new pair of sock boots to your wardrobe!
Why You Should Rock a Sock Boot
- They give the same dressy vibe to your outfit as a pump, but are infinitely more comfortable and easier to wear!
- Offering a surprising amount of comfort, sock boots have the ability to stretch with your movements
- Instantly gain an updated, modern feel to any outfit by swapping out your chunky suede booties for a pair of sock booties
- With heel heights ranging from low kitten heel, to sky high stiletto, you are sure to find a variation that is perfect for you!
How To Wear The Trend
I like to wear my sock boots in two different ways with jeans. If the jeans have a wider leg, you can wear the boots under the jeans, creating a smooth line over the boots. If the legs of your jeans are slightly tighter, cuff the jeans just above the top of the boots to prevent bunching of your jeans around the top of the boots. A cropped pair of jeans with a hem that naturally ends above the top of the boots is also a great way to rock this trend!
With dresses and skirts:
Sock boots are a fantastic option to pair with dresses and skirts in the fall and winter seasons. With a little heel, they instantly up the fanciness quotient of your look, but they are a million times easier to wear than a pair of stilettos. And they will keep your feet warm! I like to make sure the hemline of my dress or skirt hits at mid-calf or above. Maxi dress lengths paired with sock boots tends to look a little a gypsy-ish in my opinion.