Posted July 19, 2006
Fashion fact: some of the biggest trends start in London, then leak to the States—think of Pete Doherty’s derby-and-suspenders look, or the omnipresent skinny jean that started on Heathrow hipsters, seeped into the Lower East Side, then hit the big time on Dior Homme’s recent runway. So what’s next? Long striped socks worn with a-line skirts or wool trousers, peeking out of open-toed stilettos. Paul Smith embraced the look on his recent women’s runway, and the fashion girls at British Vogue and Harvey Nichols were addicted this spring. A cheap way for you to try the trend is with these striped socks from Strokes, endlessly cute and (so far) impervious to constant wear. The look isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve embraced your skinny Shrimpton jeans with glee, it won’t be too hard for your look to reign triumphant.
$18.95 at strokesocks.com.