Platform Sandals Transitioned For Fall

November 15, 2016

With the holidays right around the corner, I've been experimenting with some new looks and trends but trying to use pieces I already have in my closet.  Today's look was inspired by not having enough time to get a pedicure!  Luckily for me, it's completely acceptable to wear socks with open toe shoes/heels now*.
*This does not apply to socks with Tevas.  That's a no-no.
If you think about it, it's truly hard to believe that heels and socks are a thing now. It can be tough to keep up with all the trends and rules but this is one that makes our lives a little bit easier. No pedicure? No problem! Cold feet? Throw some socks on underneath. I tried it out of desperation but I'm glad that I did because I will be doing this a lot more often going forward. Socks only made these heels more comfortable and easier to walk in. Come winter, adding socks will keep your feet warm and you can play with all sorts or socks, any colour, texture, print, length. From sheer, to frills, thick to sleek, you can wear them with classic pumps, with chunky 70s shoes, or stiletto styles.
For this look pictured above, even though I wasn't trying to, it was definitely giving off a real 70's vibe.  I wanted to keep with that in my footwear of choice.  I tried on my over the knee boots but it just wasn't what I was looking for and none of my booties looked right either.  They were either too polished, too boho/casual, or too biker/moto.  I really wanted something big and clunky to complete the 70's feel.  These platform sandals were perfect but I felt like an open toe sandal heel combined with no pedicure and a fur vest might be a little ridiculous. I'm no stranger to mens dress socks and I always love the way they look when paired with my ankle boots so I gave them a try underneath my platforms.  I was really surprised I liked it so much but I was mostly excited to discover that I can now wear these shoes deep into the Fall/Winter.
As for the rest of the look....I bought this skirt on ebay (yes ebay) back in the Spring and I couldn't wait to break it out for fall.  A lot of my friends make fun of me for my love of ebay but Hey.... I got this "New with tags" BlankNYC skirt for $28.  You can't beat that.  I love that it combines the button front trend, and the a-line leather skirt trend.  At first I had on the skirt, bodysuit and fur vest over it but it was missing something.  I needed to break it up somehow so I added the silk-blend neck scarf and I finally felt complete. The scarf  has been my go-to accessory lately for work and on the weekends during the day.  I think it's such a classy accessory but it also really makes a statement. Also, you can tie them in so many different ways, you could probably wear the same silk scarf 5 days in a row without anyone knowing!
In my opinion, the best part about this outfit is that not a single piece is new but I felt like I was wearing a whole new outfit because I was experimenting with a different look. Fashion is all about mixing and matching pieces you already have in your closet to achieve completely different look.  If you feel like your outfit is missing something, and there's nothing you already own that can fix that, try adding a new accessory instead of a new clothing piece.  The more accessories you have, the more dimension you can build in your wardrobe.

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As always, thank you for reading along today.  I hope your last full work week before Thanksgiving goes quickly. Check back Friday. There will be another new post that you definitely don't want to miss.

xo Corinne, Catch My Thrift  

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