Socks or No Socks with Shoe Boots?

One of the questions I have received lately is how to wear socks with shoe boots.  My customers want to know: socks or no socks?  My answer: it depends on the weather and the jean.


When I was at market in Las Vegas for the WWD Magic Apparel Show in August, I watched to see how ladies were wearing the boyfriend jeans and shoe boot trend.  By in large, I saw two options equally displayed, but I will also add a third option as well.

The first is to show your bare ankle like the picture above demonstrates. No socks should be seen, so you will want to choose a bootie sock that will protect your foot and your boot but will not show.  Cuff your jean about an inch and 1/2 above the top of your boot.  This works best with straight legged or skinny jean styles.  You do not want a large circle for your ankle to swim around in when you cuff your jean. For our weather here in Wyoming, this is a style best used in the fall and early winter months.  Freezing temperatures and bare ankles just don’t go together, even for the sake of great style.

The second option, which is equally cute, is to cuff your jeans so they rest just at the edge of the top of your shoe boot.  132b1f36d40b4b682f3a4ce30820c545

As you can see from the picture above, this young woman is not showing any ankle.  The tricky part comes in when you sit down.  Your jeans will naturally ride up.  For this reason, this style will also require bootie socks that will not show.  Wearing your jeans this way protects your ankles from a cold wind, as long as you are standing upright.  It may not be the best option if you will be sitting down outside for a long period of time.  Again, use a skinny or a straight leggged jean.

The third option will be perfect for snowy weather, as it focuses on wearing a fun, chunky sock with your shoe boot.  For this style, you will want to tuck your jeans into your boot and then add a sock that you wrinkle up just above your shoe boot.


As you can see from the picture above, this style requires skinny jeans that will not bunch up when you add a sock over the top or make you uncomfortable when you tuck them into your shoe boot.  Fashion Crossroads has just received a huge assortment of shoe and boot socks perfect for this look.  They come in fun styles and colors for you to mix and match with your boots.

So, as you can see, the one look you do not want is cuffed jeans that show your sock in between the top of your shoe boot and the cuff of your jean.  Socks should only show if you are wearing them on the outside of your jean.  Hope this helps!