I recently ordered a pair of fashion socks that are just so “extra”, but once they were safely in my greedy little hands, I realized that I had no idea how to style them. Because they’re tall and silky and pink with elaborate, embroidered black designs, replete with multicolored toucan birds peeking from darked-out fronds, these socks were loud. However, my personal style preference is a bit milder in message, so I laid them out on my bed next to dozens of outfits trying to figure out how to make them work.
Alas, I realized that I was doing a disservice to these beauties by trying to pair them with snooze-worthy neutrals. I decided to be bold for once – like one of those fashion girls gracing our Insta-feeds – and chose to make them the central thesis of a colorful mixed-print outfit teamed with platform sandals that really showcased their eye-catching abilities.
You know how they talk about the psychological benefits of dressing well? I can vouch for that. I suddenly felt proud, flashy, and fun in my derring-do ensemble. If you’re in need of a little sartorial emboldening yourself, might I suggest snagging some inspiration from the fearless fashion girls in the gallery below? Sometimes, it really pays off to walk on the wild side of style.