I’ve been a bit quiet on the ‘Make over Mission’ front. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been trying out new combo’s over the summer and buying very random items for my wardrobe. It just turns out I’m useless and taking pictures of myself without looking like a nutter (I’m working on improving that as I type – I’ve got my next makeover mission in the pipeline). I have on the other hand been documenting my crazy looking clown feet, as I lovingly refer to them these days.
There is a reason behind the quirky footwear, a couple actually. A) I like weird shoes. comfy, big, school shoes for grown-ups = my favourite. B) As the winter weather started to sweep the nation I got fed up of boots quickly… and since I wear leggins A LOT… how else do you hide that strange moment where your leggins end and your socks begin??
I decided to go with wearing chunky socks. Patterned, plain, lumpy, handmade, odd… you name it. Just go with it. On your first outing as you walk along that dreaded thought pops into your head – “oh, crap have I left my slippers on??” (I have stood at the bus stop in my slippers before, and I’m sure I’m not the only one). Sometimes you look at your feet and think “what am I doing?!” but then you’re quickly seduced by the fact it’s fun and they look good (not to mention bloody comfy).
It’s another way to play around with layering colour and texture – neutral coloured chunky socks mixed with colourful or patterned leggins is a good way to start. If you’re not feeling brave enough to give rainbow brite a run for her money then try making your ankles the accent part of your outfit. It’s also a nice way to show off those handmade beauties you thought would never leave the living room.