Image of Image of Elle Ferguson and Tash Sefton wearing sock boots @theyallhateus

Top Tips

  • This style looks great with more voluminous shapes, so don’t be afraid to go big on top
  • Shorter, ankle sock boots are tricky to pull off with a higher hemline, so pair these with midi and maxi-lengths for the most flattering look
  • Brightly coloured or patterned styles are a bold statement, but work really well if you prefer sticking to a more muted colour palette for your clothes
Image of Hedvig Sagfjord Opshaug wearing sock boots @hedvigso

Sock Boots

Sock boots are the unexpected trend of the season. Although on the surface they’re perplexing, the styling possibilities are endless. Viewed from the side, without a foot in them to give some kind of definition, they aren’t the most inspiring shape but, trust us, once on they’re transformative. Where traditional ankle boots don’t always look quite right with kick flare jeans, and knee-high boots don’t work with certain hemlines, sock boots are your saviour. Plus a simple, sleek fit underneath a floatier silhouette is the perfect foil to too much girliness.

By Phoebe Roche

Image of Roberta Benteler wearing sock boots @robertabenteler

Top Tips

  • Cropped trousers are perfect with sock boots, but make sure the hemline is either a couple of inches above or below the boots for maximum leg-lengthening
  • Don’t be tempted to tuck your jeans into your boots unless they are super skinny and perfectly tailored to your height – the key is to avoid unnecessary bulk
  • This style tends to come in either a block heel or stiletto. The general rule would be that a high block heel is most flattering, but either high or low works with the stiletto shape