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If work and life in general are getting in the way of your beauty admin, you're not alone. Setting aside the time for a fortnightly pedi is sometimes not possible. But, luckily for us there is a savvy sartorial hack - socks of course... and they’re no longer reserved for workout Wednesdays only. Here’s how the fashion crowd are styling theirs for chill, fancy and even work-appropes wonder-looks.
Caroline Daur wearing socks and heels

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Matchy mate

If you're keen not to live in your ankle boots this autumn/winter, give them a day off and pair your pencil skirt with pointy heels. Sporty-striped socks make a trad pencil skirt and suit jacket look totally fresh and fun.

Double denim jeans and jacket with heels and socks PFW

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Blue jean baby

The thought of double denim and pointed slingbacks may fill you with mid-noughties nostalgia (or dread), but actually the addition of some first-day-of-school bright white socks (plus bonus clever turtleneck layering) make it all feel very 2018. A masterclass in that high/low mixing.
Pernille street style wearing socks and heels PFW

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Check yourself

Although undisputedly cool, not everyone feels right rocking an oversized suit jacket, and that’s fair enough. But actually, adding some simple little socks into the equation seamlessly makes it feel so right with your most-loved jeans and plaid shirt. Potentially, the very definition of trans-seasonal style.
Socks, suiting and workwear street style at fashion week

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Net worth

Remember the fishnets you were wearing with Stan Smiths last year? Dig them out, cos you’ll be needing them once more, this time with your fancy footwear. Add in those 90s favourites to your newly-80s-workwear look, for a decade dash you’ll wanna wear at the weekends too.
Socks, sandals, tracksuit and Burberry trench coat at fashion week street style

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Track star

If, like us, you’ve spent the last five or so years figuring out how you could recreate Carrie Bradshaw’s NYE look as she hotfoots it to Miranda’s apartment, then listen, this is for you (all). Chill trackie pants? Tick. Fancy coat? Tick. Socks and sandals? Tick, tick, tick!