I have a confession to make: I finally threw out four pairs of trouser socks that I purchased at Anthropologie in 2009.
Yes, I know. I was wearing those damn socks for way too long. I just couldn't bring myself to throw them out, because what else was I supposed to wear with my boots? My ankle socks for the gym weren't going to cut it for any of them. So I kept on going until I just couldn't ignore the holes anymore. And I threw them out.
I realized I had reached a point where I wasn't even wearing them that often, and I was wearing said gym socks with my moto boots. So last month during Black Friday sales, I took advantage of Madewell's sale and bought a buttload of socks. And look how cute they are! My feet and ankles are happy campers now.
I guess it's sort of weird, right? The lingerie blogger ignores her feet and suits up in gym socks while wearing La Perla? I don't know—I suppose we all have our priorities and for the past 5 years, they just weren't my feet. I did invest in a few pairs of thin Wolford Velvet 66 socks for the few pairs of boots I have where those old trouser socks and my gym socks were just too bulky, and those were a lifesaver. I'd love a whole drawerful of those if I could. Think of how much space they'd save! But especially worn with boots, these fun socks are indeed like lingerie for the feet—they're just a little bit of fun that only you know about.
Oh, and P.S. all the remaining patterns for the Hansel from Basel x Madewell socks are $5.99 - $9.99 right now, so… you're welcome. x
All images by Esther Kim
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