Ladies, if there is one thing I’m good at, it’s fashion. I mean look at this:
That’s why I want to suggest sandals to you, so that you (like me) know what to wear with opaque knee-highs this summer. All images are from Zappos.com. I only wish I had an affiliate code.
One time this friend of mine stopped me on the street and said, “You look so Colorado.” Um, YES! That was the ultimate compliment. I would “style” these with my secondhand Patagonia skirt and a button-down.
My mashpia actually told me that the two kinds of sandals that don’t look dumb with socks are Danskos and Keens. She’s been right about everything else.
See above. Also, if you are inclined to wear long fake-Indian skirts with pantyhose underneath, these are your jam. Note the exclamation point detail. They’re exclaiming that you even though you’re so modest that you’re wearing knee socks with sandals, you’re ready to party.
How could I not include Crocs? In Israel, people call them “Crocsim.” I’m not joking.
In all seriousness, these would actually look good with socks — they would cover the socks and in and of themselves are nice. They are classy. For once in my life I am demonstrating good taste.
Fancy people can say what they want about Sketchers, but for common folk like me Sketchers makes affordable, comfortable replicas of hundred-dollar shoes. These espadrilles offer simultaneous ventilation and diminishment of the look of socks.
I leave you with this: One of the coolest, most mature and Torah-educated young women I have ever met wore huaraches with her A-line, ankle-length twill skirts. That’s reason enough for me to recommend these well-reviewed sandals.