Ankle socks with bare legs are popping up everywhere. It’s a trend that probably doesn’t feel natural to many people, but I think it can look adorable and very hip when pulled off right. The key with this look is to experiment with different shoes and types of socks to find what feels comfortable for you. J.Crew has been featuring this look a lot for spring and they have a a good selection of different materials like fishnet, nylon, and knit in lots of colors. I love the look above of socks paired with ankle boots and shorts.
Oxfords with socks are another great combo.
Or try sandals. Check out this New York Times article for more comments on the trend.
Almost every look in Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2010 collection featured ankle socks so this trend will be around for a while.