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Sequin socks, instant twinkletoes.

Off-WHite Sequin socks

Sequin socks… or ‘love at first sight’ for this blogger!  I saw these on Instagram last autumn, and was determined to track them down.  They’re made by the very edgy new label Off-White, whose work I love, but don’t have much occasion to wear…. except for the sequin socks!  Those I can easily work into my wardrobe.

London was grey and cool for about a week, so I thought what better way to brighten up a dull day than to wear these sparkling socks with an all black outfit.  Then what happens?  The sun comes out, the day turns absolutely glorious, and I look like I’m a little confused about whether I’m going to a funeral or a disco. How dare the sun ruin my outfit plans!  When it is grey and dreary (or evening), you don’t notice my chalky white legs so much, but on a bright day, they stand out and make the dress seem shorter than I’d like.  Anyway, too late to change now, so here we go.  Sequin socks and heeled sandals, people.

The Sequinist, sequin socks

Silver Sequin Socks

The Sequinist: Off-White Silver Sequin Socks and black trench coat

Black Barbara Bui trench

Silver Sequin socks and trench

I wore these wondrous sequin socks with a pair of sandals that I’ve had for a while, but have avoided wearing because they were uncomfortable.  The socks made them feel much better, surprisingly.  I’m also wearing a Barbara Bui satin trench, which I have always called my spy coat, (seen in winter here) and a Winser London shift dress (seen before here).

I am so enamoured with the socks that the following day (back to grey and chilly) I wore them AGAIN.  I styled them a little differently though.  I wore them with my silver sequin skirt (which has been on the blog countless times) and a slouchy tuxedo blazer.  I also decided to cut long lengths of black satin ribbon to tie around the ankle, so the sandals look a bit more like the ones Off-White shows with the socks.  Look at me, all DIY!

Daytime sequin socks outfit

If you need twinkling toes like I need twinkling toes, you can shop these silver sequins socks below.  The ‘sole’ of the socks is thin black cotton, so they’ll work with some closed-toe shoes as well  (I’m thinking they’ll be amazing with a block-heeled, Gucci-style loafer).  I’m curious to see what you think of these.  Like them, love them, or hate them?

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    May 14, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    OMG these socks are awesome 😉 Never seen before (at least for me!)


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      May 14, 2017 at 12:51 PM

      I love them too! I knew if there were sequin socks in this world that I had to have them! xx

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    Michelle - The Barefaced Chic
    May 14, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Lisa, without a doubt those socks were made for you! I love the way you’ve styled them with the ribbon, little Miss DIY 🙂

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      May 14, 2017 at 12:56 PM

      Thank you, Michelle. I have to say I am LOVING them. Yes, aren’t I getting all crafty in my old age? What’s next, a crochet plant holder? xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    May 14, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    Love, love, love them. What? I adore them. I might even order them myself. You look fantastic in them. And how about that DIY? You got it exatly right. Clever girl. I like them with and without the extra ankle straps. They are so good.
    Aren’t they awkward to feel? I find sequined items often a bit hard and scratchy. Great photos again. Cannot decide which one I like best. The once where you are crossing the street? Both outfits are equally great. The skirt outfit just gives more bling so it depends on the occasion.

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      May 14, 2017 at 1:02 PM

      So glad I’m sequining up your wardrobe, Greetje! They aren’t awkward to feel because the sequins are just on the top and on the outside of the socks. The bottom and sides are just cotton so they feel ok. If you click on the Net A Porter shopping link at the bottom you can see a few more photos of them without shoes on to get a better idea.

      I think they’ll be good with a bright coloured shoe too, I just don’t have any that will work. ON the list now though… xx

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    Samantha Blair
    May 14, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    Oh Lisa you are cruel and heartless!!!
    I swooooooon at your socks (I think I might have let out a little squeal as the photo popped up).
    I am then planning umpteen outfits that they would enhance…. then click through to buy…… my whimsical sock budget is not able to stretch to such luxurious hosiery…..curses!!!…. I sob….uncontrollably.
    Okay, maybe I did not sob (:oP) but I am searching for a dupe/copy-cat/ almost-as-fabulous alternative.
    You are a bad influence on my part-time NHS wage slip.
    (Contemplates whether or not my two youngest REALLY need shoes or if they could run barefoot…hmmmmm???)

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      May 14, 2017 at 8:19 PM

      Ohhhhhh yes, I can see that these would be right up your street as well, Sam! You and I share a house on Rue de Quirky! If you can’t find a dupe, they’d be super easy to DIY. I’m in the middle of a gigantic DIY project sewing sequins on a long duster coat because alas I could not afford the Dolce & Gabbana one. It does take time though… If I finish my coat in record time, I’ll make you a pair of socks 😀 xx

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        Samantha Blair
        May 16, 2017 at 4:29 PM

        That coat is something I want to see….it sounds fabulous!
        (I am determined to find sequin socks, somewhere)

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          May 18, 2017 at 10:28 PM

          You’ll find them! Or make them…

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    May 14, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    I vote YES – these are fab, and perfect with your outfit. Thanks for linking, xo


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      May 15, 2017 at 10:11 AM

      Thank you Patti! xx

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    May 15, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    You are a clever one 😉 The ribbon is genius!
    They actually pass for boots in the first few shots Lisa. Who were those sequins boots by again? You know the ones you’d have to re-mortgage for…

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      May 15, 2017 at 10:11 AM

      They really do look like boots… you can hardly tell they’re socks, really! The other boots were Saint Laurent, and they were Swarovski and about £7400 or something mad. xx

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    May 15, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    This look is so super cool and I honestly love this socks!
    When I first saw them on your IG feed I was so amazed. What a great purchase!
    Have to check Off-White out more often I guess.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Katharina ♥

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      May 16, 2017 at 3:25 PM

      Thanks so much, Katharina! I adore these socks too. I’m thinking they’ll be in heavy rotation in my wardrobe! xx

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    Mithra Ballesteros
    May 15, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Super chic feet! And the coat, which I loved with the lace skirt, is even more perfect here. Do you keep a chart in your closet of your matches? Or are you spontaneous? I’d love to hear the behind-the-scenes process of your editorial calendar. I mean, you have a young son, so I’m guessing it’s a bit serendipitous. Then again, you’re a numbers woman, so maybe not??

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      May 16, 2017 at 3:23 PM

      I’m definitely spontaneous; I don’t keep charts and I don’t plan much. Some might use the word chaos, but I prefer your word, ‘serendipitous.’ I think that is why I am such a dreadful packer! I am of the opinion that if you only buy things you adore, it mostly all works together. xx

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    May 15, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    When I saw the tittle I thought: No way! But then there she goes! And OMG you look absolutely stunning! It’s the first time see those, so double stunner. Since you obviously have everything with sequins Lisa, I’m curious to see what you’ll come up with next? Sequin underwear maybe? Speaking of which I personally own two intimate items with sequins, a red Gucci bikini and a black Louis Vuitton one (neither has been worn in public yet). Are you up for the challenge? Lots of love! xx Abby

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      May 16, 2017 at 3:18 PM

      I’ve had plenty of people send me links to sequin underwear and tank top sets 🙂 I’m thinking, I’m thinking… I may have to take you up on your challenge, Abby! Now that I think of it, I do have a black bikini with silver sequin flowers on it, sa I’m almost there. xx

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    Little Red
    May 16, 2017 at 12:26 AM

    Do they work with regular shoes like loafers? I think I would like to wear them with my regular shoes (black loafers) along with the rest of my casual outfit.

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      May 16, 2017 at 3:16 PM

      I think they would, as long as the loafers aren’t too tight. The socks are thin cotton. They’d be great with a casual outfit, so unexpected and cheeky! xx

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    May 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    NOW, that is a FIRST for me…….as usually I will DO ANYTHING!I do not wear heels so I think that is what is telling me NO NO for me!I’m always in FLATS……..BORING I KNOW.
    YOUR Photographer is GOOD and your backgrounds ALWAYS make me SMILE!I hear weather for next week is in the 60’s ………………….I think I need to re think some outfits!!!
    I had an ALL FLORAL THEME…………that willNOT work if I need to be WARM!
    Looking forward to our meet up………………..VERY MUCH!

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      May 18, 2017 at 10:27 PM

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth! They are so outrageous and yet still very wearable… I had to have them. Can’t wait to see you in a few days! xx

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    May 16, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    OMG sequined silver socks! They suit your style and name of your blog to perfection, Lisa. Love them so much and how bold and awesome you styled them. They match the pencil skirt perfectly and look elegant with that tuxedo blazer but I love them in the first all black look.

    Hope you enjoyed Mother’s Day Weekend! Welcome by the blog and join my weekly linkup on Thursdays. It will go live tomorrow Wed night at 6.00 PM EST. Thanks, Ada. =)

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      May 18, 2017 at 10:29 PM

      Thank you so much, sweet Ada! I’m so glad you love them. xx

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    Suzy Turner
    May 17, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    I saw your post on Instagram about these socks and I think my response was something like ‘OMG they’re divine’! I still think the same. I LOVE them! You’re so brilliant at styling, Lisa! I envy you <3
    Suzy xxx

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      May 18, 2017 at 10:25 PM

      Thank you so much, Suzy! I’m glad you like them, and I’m even more glad you like my styling. xx

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    Kirsten Wick (@TheLIFBIssue)
    May 17, 2017 at 10:10 PM

    Lisa, these are the coolest socks I’ve ever seen. They look so great on you, so unique and that’s what I love. Much love and can’t wait to meet you. Kirsten xx


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      May 18, 2017 at 10:25 PM

      I just love them too! I can’t wait to see you xx

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    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    May 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    OMG … love … I’ve never seen anything like them! And you styled them them just perfectly. A disco funeral?! Sign me up for one of those!! ;P

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

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      May 21, 2017 at 1:49 PM

      Thanks so much, Dawn Lucy! Glad you like! xx

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    May 25, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Gotta love those socks!!!

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