"But we’re not wild about jamming them under open-toed and/or summery shoes. Some may think it adds a youthful flair, but when we look at it, we see a crazy old lady shuffling off to evening bingo. Which will be great when we are that crazy old lady, but please don’t rush us there, designers. We have at least two more years."
Supposedly the scariest fashion trend on the horizon.
I like it. But then I am a (crazy) old lady.
ALSO: Check out the expressions on the faces of the women at "Worst Eavesdropping Experience" (and read the text of what they were listening to).
ADDED: From the Sartorialist in 2012: "If You’re Thinking About….Black Socks, Black Shoes" (located by clicking my "hosiery" tag).
AND: "Socks with sandals are on trend for spring/summer 2010."
PLUS: "Sometime around age 50, women start to let go of certain ideas about themselves and fashion. Up till then you can wear lots of silly or brash things, and if you are reasonably fit and attractive or consistently daring, it doesn’t really matter. You’re still with the tide. You are home free with your esoteric Pradas, your porkpie hats and coy Lolita socks, and no little voice is going, 'Heh-heh-heh, you’re too old for that.'"
And here's a picture I took of myself years ago, when I was 55: