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How to style sandals with socks, like Chiara Ferragni

And a shopping guide to copy the influencer's controversial outfit

How to style sandals with socks, like Chiara Ferragni And a shopping guide to copy the influencer's controversial outfit

In the last few hours there is only one issue that is winning the Italian hype. No, not the vaccination campaign or the postponement of the curfew, what everyone is wondering is how Chiara Ferragni could get out of her home wearing sandals with socks. At the cry of "Tu quoque Chiara?" haters and fans of the digital influencer have given battle by commenting under the post published last week her controversial outfit. It is definitely not the first time that we talk about the founder of The Blonde Salad for her style, but, this time, the reason for the accusation is to have embraced perhaps the only fashion taboo that the average Italian boasts of still respecting: never wear socks with open shoes, unless you are a German tourist or a monk. The coolest new mom of the moment dared to walk out in downtown Milan in a black jumpsuit by Barrow, a Birkin and, in the foreground, a pair of bronze Yeezy Slides paired with a classic white terrycloth sock.

If in our country there are those who believe (exaggerating just a little) that the outfit is a real offense to the good taste for which Italians are famous worldwide, iconic brands such as Celine, Gucci or Prada and American celebrities have proposed the daring combo several times in recent years. If history reveals us the Ancient Romans wore sandals with socks, as early as 2000 years ago, as they did almost everyone before Allan Gant invented tights in 1959, much of the emergence of the art of the sandal + sock is due to it-girls like the Olsen TwinsRihannaGigi HadidKendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian. Each of them declines the two accessories according to their own style: in the winter more cosy, with the classic Birkenstocks, ribbed wool socks, overalls and oversized coats; while in the warmer season the socks are cotton or terrycloth, may be matched with the popular Adilette by adidas or a pair of Suicoke, cycling shorts and a bralette. 

The evolution of ugly shoes does not stop. In the beginning, there were the chunky sneakers, then Demna Gvasalia and Justin Bieber with his brand DrewHouse have cleared customs with Crocs and Bottega Veneta has given us Pubble, the rubber boot perfect in case of rain. And now, one Instagram post and one Pinterest board after another, what until recently was the most unshakeable fashion don't have turned into a trend capable of unleashing between those who love it and those who hate it "the biggest schism in European culture since Martin Luther"

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Now there's just one question: are you brave enough to wear sandals (or better yet, a slide) with socks like Chiara Ferragni? For inspiration on the outfit to match just scroll through the posts of @emilisindlev or @veronikaheilbrunner, while G-Club suggests the most interesting models to buy. 

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

€290
Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler

€320
BIRKENSTOCK x CSM

BIRKENSTOCK x CSM

€345
The Attico

The Attico

€490
Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni

€99
Zara

Zara

€39,95
Ganni

Ganni

€195
MSGM

MSGM

€35
Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha

€63
Socksss

Socksss

€25
UNIQLO

UNIQLO

8€
H&M

H&M

€9,99