Last week a friend told me he likes when I "dress like there's going to be a sock hop". I think he meant he likes when I wear skirts with socks and loafers. Well, he's in good company, because as of late it's one of my favorite looks too!
It's winter-ish here, and I can only wear tights so many days in a row before my legs get claustrophobic. Ankle socks and longer skirts are an ideal compromise. I can still show a little skin without freezing! (It might not be 20 degrees here, but the walk to and from the bus stop can get chilly.) To keep the look from getting too coquettish I usually avoid anything too flouncy or overtly feminine and pair the socks with a simple oxford shoe.
I love the idea of ankle socks and heels, sadly thus far I've lacked the chutzpah to pull it off with confidence. So for now, ankle socks & loafers! Scroll down to see a few of my favorite inspirations.