As a socks addict, I love collecting and wearing more and more fancy socks. My mantra? Socks are the key component of an outfit. You’re a huge fan of black suit and can’t put one foot in front of the other without wearing your grandma’s shoes? Well, let’s twist it with banana socks, and you became a stylish queen! The fancier the socks are, the more they deserve to be shown. So why are most people hiding them, be they original or more basic, while they are the icing on your style cake? It doesn’t make sense.
That’s why one day, I decided to dare to wear my blue dot socks with open shoes: socks and shoes mixed were like a fashion accessory bombing! They perfectly rocked with each other, and I confess I was almost moved. Esthetically speaking, my socks were perfectly highlighted and practically speaking, wearing thick socks allowed me to keep on wearing open shoes although the autumn was beginning: the perfect match!
Unfortunately, when I went out to have a drink with friends, people’s eyes suddenly froze my excitement: mocking smiles, dumbstruck eyes… At worst, some people were whispering with sidelong glances looking at my shoes in the subway, and at best people were staring at my socks smiling like it was a joke or a kind of forfeit. Anyway, all the reactions were aimed at my foot like I committed the highest “Fashion faux-pas”.
I was at the peak of the frustration and felt a bit ashamed, and even more when some friends of mine didn’t like the combination that much. I was convinced to be the highlight of style and deep inside of me I was sure it was the best fashion idea I’ve ever had. How people’s reaction could be this point opposite to mine