Do you avoid wearing your cute booties when the weather turns frigid because your ankles are exposed and it’s just too cold? Do you avoid wearing socks with said booties because you were told it’s a faux pas when they show? It’s a legitimate concern for some and can provide unnecessary frustration with your winter wardrobe. Low socks with your booties are great when the weather is milder but once it’s 15 degrees, there’s no way I’m exposing those ankles. I may receive some backlash but I’m personally a fan of wearing neutral but decorative socks with booties to stay warm–and I don’t mind if they show sometimes. The no brainer way to do this is to match your pant to your sock for a seamless transition, but if you’re like me and want a little contrast, try some fair isle patterned socks this winter. Another cold weather hack I have on those particularly blustery days is to wear tights under your jeans (especially if you’re walking outside a lot). To my friends out in warmer climates, consider yourself lucky you don’t have to brace for the polar vortex that forces us to bring out the floor-length puffers and hide our ankles under tall boots. But trust me on this one–socks are in.
PS I’m wearing a lot of Everlane in this outfit so I thought I’d tell you it’s not too late to get holiday gifts from them (they’re offering free 2-day shipping!). Check out my post last week that featured five easy gift items.