In the great pantheon of fashion faux pas, the socks-and-sandals combo might well be considered the most heinous (second only to crocs with, well, anything - for obvious reasons) owing precisely to its association with fanny pack–strapped dads on family vacations. But that’s exactly why we’ve fallen for its unpolished, optimistic charms all over again.
With the fashion powers that be in agreement, the controversial combination made its way down a number of spring 2020 runways, from Anna Sui to Fendi to Ferragamo, looking decidedly adorable in all of its dad-like “I-threw-this-together" glory.
If socks-and-sandal stylings aren’t among your own dad’s strengths, fret not. Here are a few combinations to help you get in on the trend.
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