Wear them right

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FASHION -

SOCKS with open shoes or heels is a trend that’s been pop­u­lar in street style cir­cles for a while now. But one false move and you could risk look­ing like a Ger­man grandpa.

Style con­sul­tant Inka MuellerWinkel­mann has some tips on how to get it right. She says check is this sea­son’s go-to print, and socks are no ex­cep­tion.

Red stock­ings are also in, but the fash­ion ex­pert’s ad­vice is to go for more muted berry tones. “If the red in the stock­ings is too loud, you might end up look­ing like a stork.”

Her ad­vice: “Match the colour or pat­tern of the socks with some­thing else in your out­fit - for ex­am­ple, in a scarf or in a hand­bag.”

In ad­di­tion, matte socks and stock­ings are a bet­ter choice than shiny or sparkly fab­rics, she says, as these can make your legs look shorter.

The same ap­plies to bold pat­terns. “That’s why a high heel looks bet­ter, be­cause it makes your legs look longer,” Mueller-Winkel­mann says.

“If you’re petite or plus size, it’s bet­ter to avoid pat­terns and in­stead stick to a sin­gle colour.” This makes your legs look longer and slim­mer, she says. – dpa

Socks with open shoes are here to stay, and you can wear them too.

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