Maria Tripolitaki Vesper Beauty & Fashion editor

Old but new fall/winter trend comes back to elevate your style. Socks are definitely one of the stars this season.
They may have made their appeared as an outfit accessories in earlier years, nevertheless “This cologne lasts long”. But let’s start from the beggining. The word “sock” as we all know comes from the Latin word “soccus”, that was a type of comfortable shoe or slipper used by ancient Greeks and Romans. Later the term “calza” prevailed in italian. For the first time though stockings have no Italian origin, even if we are talking about a country that has always been one of the leaders in fashion. The original sock was invented by a Greek designer, Hesiod. The famous Greek poet in his Works and Days advises his brother Persie to wear sandals and wrap his legs in from “felt” (“pilima” in greek) fabric, that was an animal wool cloth to protect them from the cold.

This year Hesiod may not agree with the way socks are used, but certainly the come back of the socks is not for practical reasons. It only comes to give an intensity to your outfit. In summer we have seen famous great fashion houses to present their fall/winter collections, combined perfectly with wonderful socks, like Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Missoni, Valentino, etc. They preferred lace, organza, tulle, embroidery, pearls, rhinestones or even their logo.

Prada-Fall/Winter 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Dolce&Gabbana-Fall/Winter 2017-18

Gucci-Fall/Winter 2017-18 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Below you can find some of the best suggestions to wear with your favorite sandals, sneakers, oxfords or ankle boots and be the new streetstyle fashion icon, because as Coco Chanel said, “a fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion”.

Bershka-Velvet socks

Stradivarius-Mesh Ballarina Socks

Gucci-Striped Sequined Stretch-Sesh Socks

Stradivarius-Ribbed Socks with Pearl Beads

 

ASOS-Mesh Slouchy Socks with Embroidery

Pull&Bear-Sheer Socks with Hearts

Benedict-Italian Socks with Raw Edge + Heart Stud and Star Sttuds