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Sock boots: How to style this year's winter trend?

The fashion trend originating from the 90s has finally made its comeback: sock boots! Firstly spotted on the catwalks, sock boots primarily made out of lurex and wool conquered every instagram feed within months. Next to the classic lace-up ankle boots and Chelsea boots, sock boots are the perfect alternative this winter.

What are sock boots? The shoes which are characterised mainly by the easy way to put them on and off, combine the robustness of leather shoes and the comfort of the textile. If you are looking for soft and warm shoes, this pair is the one you have to go with. The shaft, which mimics a sock, hugs your calves like a second skin, making the shoe the optimal choice for a long walk. Whether you go for a flat sock boot or a pair with a thick and chunky sole, the feminine boot is the right choice this winter.

How to wear sock boots? First of all, if you wonder if you should wear socks with your sock boots, the answer is yes! We have put together a few styling tips for you to combine the trendy model with. We have especially focused on length differences to show off the shoe in the best way possible. The challenge is to choose an outfit that reaches approximately to the middle of your calf, so that your boots aren't covered.

From the perfect outfit for work to a festive style for going out, sock boots allow a variety of looks and can thus be worn for almost every occasion. Their big sister, the sock boots with the longer shaft, will especially delight the frosty ladies out there.

01 How to wear black sock boots in an elegant way?

Women's sock boots Susan 69 Melvin & Hamilton

Black sock boots are a safe choice for anyone who wants a slim silhouette. Combine them with a 7/8 wool pants, a slim or straight cut jeans. Try to find a cut thats ends above your ankle.

For the top there are several options possible depending on the temperatures. From a thin cashmere sweater to a silk blouse in spring to a white cotton t-shirt in summer. In winter you can style your sock boots with a leather jacket and a flowered dress for a rock chic look or with a long coat or trench coat for a more classic outfit.

02 How to style your beige sock boots casual?

A casual look is ideal for beige sock boots. A thick sweater made out of mottled wool, a comfortable sweatshirt and a wide-cut pants are among the best combinations. Whether a mom jeans, high-waisted jeans or a velvet culotte skirt - you have many possibilities.

For the top feel free to play with colour and prints to create a counterpart to the neutral tone of the shoe. For the cold temperatures in autumn and winter you can go for a tight-fitting suit jacket or an oversized blazer. It will be an all-round look that you can wear to the office as well as to the restaurant afterwards.

03 How to wear colourful sock boots?

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To add some spice to a simple look, you can go for red, orange or even sequin sock boots. These are perfect for an evening outfit and can be combined with opaque black tights and a mini or midi skirt.

Regarding dresses, you should choose draping or long flowing dresses. However, if you feel more comfortable in pants, you can dare to combine your sock ankle boots with straight-cut leather trousers. As a top we recommend a white cotton shirt - a chic and timeless classic.

04 How to take care of your sock boots?

In order to properly care for the leather as well as the textile insert, two basic methods must be followed. Especially in winter, leather shoes need to be well protected from snow and rain, and this kind of model in particular.

The leather part should be treated with shoe cream, whereas the sock part should be cleaned with a damp cloth like other textiles. When caring for them, avoid waterproofing sprays, especially those that contain alcohol.

After wearing your sock boots you should use shoe trees to prevent them from deforming and to keep the leather part in good condition.


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