We're talking less-than-a-tenner cheap.
What's the best part of this Orley look? Is it the hair tuck? The pleated midi skirt that has two tones so it's different from all the other skirts-of-the-moment out there? Neither! It's the Fashion Sock, which is what we're going to talk about for the next few minutes because it is both practical and style-affirming, a rare combination indeed.
Another great combo from Pandora, who is doing a great service by providing close-ups of her feet. If the Lurex turtleneck is the hero of winter layering, the glitter sock is its hosiery equivalent: Pop into your local H&M for a lookalike silver pair or hit up ASOS for these contrast-band ones, which I just added to my cart. They're great for evening too.
What did I tell you? Really into the idea of a super sheer, shimmery ankle sock to pair with my Armani couture shorts. But you could just wear them with jeans and heels in a coordinating color. P.S. These would be so good with pointed toes and a Saint Laurent-type minidress.
Now onto work. Shake up the standard dress/blazer/heels equation by throwing in a sock in the same shade as your shoe. It's kind of like the girl version of getting caught with your stock-broker sock garters out, but cute because it's on purpose.
PRADA! Marrying pretty and off-kilter is what the brand does best, and it's what you should do for *balance.* Bookish argyle knee-highs + satin platforms = heaven.
Here, we've got the most utilitarian iteration of the FS, so much so that it's more of a Survival Sock. When it gets cold but you don't want to give up your short skirts (can't blame you), take one from Column A (the best black opaque tights tested by yours truly) and one from Column B (your sock drawer), and smush it all together. You could do some pre-scrunching to flatter your calf, but experience has shown that, sometimes, gravity makes the best stylist.