This particular combination was spotted at the Rebecca Taylor show in New York, and I’m the very picture of mixed emotions here. The shoe, presumably from Taylor’s Fall ’09 line — it’s not in her online store, and I couldn’t locate anything similar at Zappos — is quite lovely, with that random lace, or whatever the heck it is, effect; however, I’m not so sure about the accompanying legwear. Similar reservations were expressed at Shoe Blog:
Me, I wouldn’t pair these pumps with trouser socks, but you know … whatever floats your boat.
Perhaps it requires a certain tolerance for the sort of bedazzlements that prevailed in the 1980s to endorse this combination. Or maybe, if your legs are good enough, you can wear this and not care about grumblings from the peanut gallery.