Ladies in hats and gentlemen without socks, this is how I have pictured British style in my mind based on lifestyle magazines. Unsurprisingly, it is common to glimpse sockless people, both men and women, on London’s streets even in the winter time. However, there is no doubt that these pieces of clothing serve a purpose and can be also very ‘classy’. Therefore, let’s talk further about ever growing no sock trend.
The main reason of showing ankles is to achieve a stylish look as evidenced by the internet where number of guidelines teaches about sockless style. For example, according to esquire.co.uk no socks go better with skinny things while the site claims, once you embrace this style you will never look back (1).
On the opposite site of the dilemma are mainly health reasons such as keeping the feet warm to avoid cold or possible foot infections. According to an article published by BBC, recently there has been a rise in fungal problems infections in young men because of the trendy ankle look (2). For example, wearing shoes without socks can lead to athlete’s foot (3).
Many celebrities, such as Aaron Paul and Orlando Bloom, serve as good example of sockless style and inspiration for many young people (4). However, nobody wants to risk any health issues. Among one of the options for how to avoid health problems and to give the impression of going sockless is, according to fashion designer Robert Johnston, wearing of secret socks (5).
Another possibility how to go with fashion is to wear stylish socks which are now available everywhere.
The sockless trend inherently belongs to Britain and it is very stylish on the one hand, but on the other we should also think about our health and among one of options how to be stylish and healthy at the same time is to wear secret socks.
Curious about the style of the British people, want to experience it yourself in London? Most welcome in London and at the same time why not join EC London for some Adult english lessons in London ☺!!
See you soon in London, with or without socks LOL