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The socks and sandals debate

April 27, 2009
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L-A: Last week, style icon Chloe Sevigny was spotted at the Coachella Music Festival wearing socks and sandals. Together.

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This has set off various fashion bloggers to discuss whether or not this look should be encouraged.

But here’s the thing: why are we even talking about it? Seriously:

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I don’t care what Teen Vogue, it’s llama or Burberry Prorsum think. Nor do I care if Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast approves of the look. I firmly believe the answer is always this:

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Please say you agree with me, Ally!

AllyG: I’m conflicted. While I do not like socks with sandals per se, I do like the socks with Mary Janes look (Ok, seriously? My backspace button is broken. Aw! Maybe my computer thinks I’m perfect! You’re perfect too Delly!). I’m not going to lie, I do dig this look:

Remember in the 90’s when Mary Janes with thigh high hose was popular? A la Clueless with Alicia Silverstone (spl? even if it’s wrong I can’t backspace)? Well, Gossip Girls is making it popular again! And I ADORE (although I am 30 so I am not allowed to rock this when I am out shopping for fiber and wrinkle cream):

And look at Blair’s coloured tights! Am I going off track from the whole point of the post? I am aren’t I. So…to summarize, I do hate THIS:

I love, love, love THIS (which was my favorite look in the entire SATC movie. Also note that SJP is OVER THIRTY):

Do you still love me?

L-A: Of course I still love you! I can get behind the socks in cute shoes. I loved the mid-90s Clueless look and totally approve of Blake Lively/Serena’s sock/shoe combo. It’s just the sandals that get me. (although I cannot love SJP’s outfit. She kind of looks like a crazy homeless lady, one who has a good hairdresser).  Sandals and socks, no matter how hard you try to make them stylish, they will always lead to the following:

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this is not okay, so let’s not encourage it. Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you need socks, then you need shoes. If you’re wearing sandals, leave the socks at home.

And a P.S. to Ms. Sevigny: You are treading dangerously into old man footwear territory. I know you tried that look on at least two days of Coachella and it is not okay. Also: Coachella is in the desert and the temperatures are usually hitting around 30+ degrees (celsius; that’s about 86 farenheit) around this time of year, so why? why wear the socks? It’s not like your feet were cold!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2009 4:11 am

    Uh, I’m more concerned with why Chloe Sevigny is dressed like an extra from Singles:

  2. allygarbs permalink*
    April 28, 2009 10:52 am

    That is indeed concerning.

  3. L-A permalink*
    April 28, 2009 12:13 pm

    It’s true. Although dressing like she just stepped off the set of Singles is possibly the least of Chloe Sevigny’s fashion sins. I think an entire blog could be devoted to “what the hell is Sevigny wearing now?”

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