Sure, sure, sure, handbags are fancy and all, but do you own a pair of designer-name socks? From logos and embroidery to tie-dye and glitter, the humble sock is getting a stylish makeover. We can track this recent upgrade to 2016, when Gucci sent a pair of knitted socks – adorned with the Italian house’s signature red-and-green stripes – down the runway. Since then, it’s become a staple item among Alessandro Michele’s wardrobe arsenal, making multiple cameos during his shows in Milan. Plus, the spotlight on socks has been growing beyond just a simple pairing with sneakers. Street style stars and best-dressed celebrities are wearing socks with sandals, heels and even Crocs.
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