The Tights Alternative
“Wearing thick knee- or calf-length socks with strappy platform sandals is very Burberry-esque and trendy right now—it’s also a good way to wear sandals in cooler weather.”
How we worked it:
There’s a tendency to turn to darks when colder weather hits, but cranberry is a more cheerful—and just as workable—neutral anchor. The platform sandals transition well thanks to thick straps and a substantial heel, while the gray sweater-coat is an unexpected accent to the seasonal color palette. A tortoise-shell belt smartens up the whole ensemble, and the final touch—Marc Jacobs studs—add just a hint of whimsy.
Marc Jacobs Logo Studs, $38.
Hue Knee Hi Socks, $6.
French Connection Poison Dress, $168.
Old Navy Heather Gray Cardi Coat, $35.
J. Crew Tortoise Belt, $39.
Jessica Simpson Clonise Platform Sandal, $64.80.>> Next page: Tips from McLean Robbins, The Washingtonian style contributor