Vintage style outfits are currently all the rage, with both high end designers and high street stores drawing inspiration from past times in their designs. Although socks worn with pretty shoes or sandals are originally thought of as a fashion faux pas for women, this ensemble is now considered to be highly fashionable. Socks are no longer simply worn for hygiene purposes and comfort, but today can be turned into a key part of a fashionable outfit. Pair a cute ankle design with lace frills or a dainty floral design with a pair of lace up brogues to create a vintage inspired look. The shoe and sock ensemble will look great teamed with a pair of high waisted shorts, or a pretty floral tea dress and a school-girl stylesatchel bag. If ankle designs are not for you, then why not try a design made to be worn over the knees.