Sydney Sweeney showed up in New York City this morning looking very Cher Horowitz. Sweeney wore a mint green blazer and pleated skirt by Thom Browne, like a suit-wearing preppy character from Clueless. She even paired it with a button-down shirt and tie. Here’s a fun summer look that takes a lot of inspiration from schoolgirl uniforms. It turns out that you can have fun looking stylish and professional. But we pay special attention to her shoes.
The star opted to pair her black slingback pumps with a pair of white knee socks. Socks
and heels, you ask? Yes! It’s a quirky combination that was ubiquitous on the spring runways of brands like Gucci, Etro and Simone Rocha. Done wrong, wearing socks with stilettos can look like getting dressed in the dark — but done right, adding socks can offset the sexiness of the heel and make it more playful. In Sweeney’s case, it worked especially well with dresses. It instantly makes the gripping overall feel youthful and less serious. If she worked in a traditional fluorescent office building, she would definitely be a cool co-worker.