Far from being boring, socks are an exciting and relatively cheap accessory to lift one’s wardrobe into looking uber cool. As seen on International Leisure Travel themed runways, socks are everywhere and worn with absolutely everything; Prada’s scalloped and feminine skirts were paired with knee-high soccer socks while Gucci’s logo printed socks were worn with metallic pumps or loafers; Valentino sported striped socks worn beneath T-strap sandals and Stella McCartney took one step further including an 85% upcycled pair of her new sustainable socks accompanying her Autumn 2018 show’s invitation, to raise awareness of sustainability in the fashion industry. Scroll down for sock inspiration and check out some of our local sock brands who are making a statement!
credit: GUCCI CRUISE 2018
PUT A SOCK ON IT!
Quirky and colourful SEXY SOCKS SA are eco-friendly and made from bamboo. For every pair of SEXY SOCKS bought, a pair of school socks are given to a child in one of South Africa’s township schools.
SEXY SOCKS SA Flamingo bamboo socks R199
PINTEREST inspiration! ( I bought fishnet socks like these ones & stockings at a small shop in between Cavendish and the Link, R170 for both)
CREDIT: FENDI RUNWAY SPRING/SUMMER 2018
LOVE the black ensemble
Are these just the best!
‘Socks are absolutely amazing.They have the ability to make you feel something special each morning when you put them on. You can either feel especially crap or especially socksational. We obviously lean towards socksational’ – Nic Harry
NIC HARRY use comfortable and luxurious bamboo fibres when producing socks. Their mission is ” to protect our planet wherever possible. We recycle, using environmentally conscious fabrics, cleaner and processes wherever we can’.
NIC HARRY STEPUP R179
SEXY SOCKS SA: Shutters R199
NIC HARRY R179 PRIDE STRIPE SOCKS
Keith Haring by HAPPY SOCKS SUPERBALIST R179
SHIMMER SOCKS BY STYLE REPUBLIC @ SPREE R79
NIC HARRY WOMEN SOCKS – BARBER R179
“FEAT. is short for ‘feature’, because we’ve always loved socks that stand out as the feature of an outfit, or become a talking point for conversation. We hope that our socks do that for you”. – FEAT.SOCK.CO
FEAT.SOCKS.CO – LADIES ANATOMY R115
TOWNSIDE BY FEAT SOCK CO R115-125
HAPPY SOCKS @ ZANDO R139
WOOLWORTHS FISHNETS R60.47
SEXY SOCKS SA ROADTRIPPING R199
ADIDAS ORIGINAL 3 PACK SOCKS @ SUPERBALIST R179
STYLE REPUBLIC @ SPREE flower detail socks R79
FEAT SOCK CO lighthouse & puffins R115-R125
TRENERY @ WOOLWORTHS cotton R99.86
That’s it for today – I’m going to be spending the next hour or two looking for some more sock inspirations!
Take care and happy day