Socks and heels are one way to get around the whole strappy heel thing if you don’t like showing your feet. That alone I like. I mentioned on Instagram that people either love it or they don’t. It’s a style divider but you are well sorted when it’s colder. Remember this post in March? My feet were well toasty.
This is definitely more popular in London where socks are worn with brogues, heels, ankle boots etc. I’m going out on a limb here and generalizing that this is more of a British thing versus New York. I remember seeing loads of girls in London wearing socks with their shoes as part of their look versus for pure function. Same with guys too. It’s part of the outfit like the shoes themselves are. Their socks were either in contrasting colors or patterns or had a frill trim. I LOVED all of it. Topshop do some of the best high street ones hence why most of my socks are from them.