Is wearing socks over sandals a major fashion no-no?

Well, before maybe? But now, I don’t think so. In fact, I think this some sort of I-just-want-something-comfy-look can actually be a fashion trend–or has it become already?

Back then, wearing socks and sandals together was considered a major footwear faux pas. It was even judged the lowest of low when it comes to style mistakes. Nowadays, however, there are a number of celebrities who were spotted with this kind of footwear style, and somehow because of these celebrities, this once fashion faux pas is now becoming the “in” thing.

Take for example Bruce Willis who was recently seen strolling with his daughter and looking comfy wearing grey socks on suede sandals.

Bruce Willis and daugther Mabel out and about in West Hollywood



And how can we forget Rita Ora’s loud fashion declaration of her love for this footwear style?



Even other celebrities seemed to be happy in joining this fashion band wagon like Justin Bieber, David Beckham, and Jake Gyllenhaal, Uma Thurman, and even the Olsen twins!




And as always is the trend, where celebrities lead, the rest of us follow. Thus, high street retailer Debenhams has seen a 68% increase in their socks and sandals sales of late.

This trend could simply be explained by the issue of comfort says personal stylist, Alain Mehada of Debenhams.

‘We didn’t see it coming, but perhaps we should have done as let’s be honest there are fewer things more comfy than a solid well-made sandal and a soft pair of socks to stop them rubbing on bare skin.” explains Alain.

Teaming socks and sandals together provides comfort and style but the girls have taken this trend to the next level.

So there, those who love wearing socks and sandals can now freely walk along the streets in their comfy footwear since this style is no longer a fashion misstep.