Wearing the trend: Colourful Socks with sandals, slides

I am sure you have heard of the current fashion trend Socks with Sandals or Socks with Slides, which is exactly what it sounds like wearing socks with sandals.

This fashionable trend gained popularity on social media after many celebrities started rocking the look. Most notably Kendall Jenner's has been spotted sporting this sharwama on several occasions! Other than that, this trend is also find a way into fashion runway with a few famous names like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc.



Now that summer is here, you may have noticed an increasing number of people wearing socks with sandals slides.  Although it has caught on quickly, don't think this is a new trend!

How it started 

It all started in the 1950s when men would wear dress socks with loafers or tasseled Gucci slippers. The following decades saw multiple shifts in fashion trends to formal vs casual attire but somehow socks stayed. 


The sockless look gained popularity during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s until John Hughes used them as part of his signature style inside St Elmo's Fire.  As it happened, they made their way into popular culture through movies for many years to come.

Okay - that's enough of the history lesson.  The point is, there are still so many occasions where you can pull off wearing socks with your outfits!  It also adds warmth and tidiness to any outfit.

Trending Socks

Onesies or jumpsuits were all over the recent fashion runways too - which explains why we're seeing a lot more people wearing them in real life. How do you wear socks with these? Just pop on a pair of shoes that go right up to your ankle and into your onesie jumpsuit, no need for anything fancy - sneakers will work just fine!

I'm sure you've seen someone rockin' Socks with Sandals before, but did you know it's been around since 2011 when it was introduced by former NBA player Dwyane Wade.


Now, just in case you thought this fad was about to go away, you can breathe a sigh of relief because Socks with Slides are coming back! It started in Australia where everyone was wearing white socks with their slides.

The New York Times calls this look Slam-socks. Here's how to rock it find yourself a good pair of slides (preferably black), put on some ankle socks and snazzy shoes. Easy peasy. Just make sure the slide is high enough so your leg isn't rubbing against the edge or else it will get uncomfortable pretty quick - trust me.

This trend is here to stay.  It brings back memories of growing up and not needing to think about what you were wearing, but it also gives us modern folk the chance to dress more casually.

So, if you're ready to look like a boss (without trying) then Socks with Sandals Slides is definitely for you! Pick up your favourite pair of shoes and some new socks on www.theuglysocks.co.nz.

The Ugly Socks Team 

We are a New Zealand based Fashion Sock company that provides quality socks at an affordable price for all Kiwis. We offer free shipping within NZ and have various deals with online retailers to bring you the best prices possible! Make sure you check out our website, Facebook page and Instagram http://www.theuglysocks.co.nz