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Socks on or Socks off?

Daniel Riley July 31st, 2023 1,342 views

Hello, travellers! It's high time we addressed the recent, hotly-debated amongst holidaymakers. It's the enigma we've all pondered while packing our luggage for a beach holiday, a dilemma more significant than whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Yes, you guessed it right - the eternal conundrum, "Socks with sliders or crocs: fashion forward or fashion faux pas?" 

Now, before you roll your eyes, let's delve into the depths of this controversy with an open mind and a pair of well-aired socks.

Socks On or Socks Off?

Crocs with Socks
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Wearing socks with sliders or crocs (previously during simpler times: “socks with sandals”) has been the great fashion schism of recent years. Some might say it's a crime against the fashion gods, worthy of its own circle in the sartorial inferno, while others laud it as a beacon of cosy, carefree comfort.

On the one side, we have the die-hard sockless purists. These folks argue that the whole point of sliders or crocs is to let your feet breathe. Want to wear a pair of socks? Wear some actual trainers!

On the other side, we have the socks-on advocates, defenders of foot cosiness who might argue that wearing socks with sliders or crocs is like wearing a sweater on a cold day - a comforting barrier against the harsh elements, whether that's the unforgiving sun or an unexpectedly cold tile floor.

If you find yourself in the middle of this socks-centric squabble, we offer this groundbreaking thought: why not both? Embrace the freedom to socks-on when you're chilling on a chilly evening and go commando when the sun is shining. After all, isn't that what holidays are all about - living free, breaking rules, and maybe, just maybe, standing up boldly in the face of the fashion police?
Now that we've put our best foot forward in the socks versus no-socks debate, let's move on to some other burning fashion trend questions that have been sizzling this 2023 holiday season.

Bucket Hats: Retro Cool or Too Schoolyard?

Bucket Hat
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Here's the scoop: bucket hats are back, folks, and they've shaken off their 90s schoolyard vibes to claim a spot in the vacation fashion hall of fame. Whether it's a day at the beach or a city tour, the humble bucket hat has become a vacation staple, blending sun protection with a good dash of chicness. So, the verdict? Retro cool it is!

Hawaiian Shirts: Tacky Tourist or Hip Holidaymaker?

Hawaiian Shirt
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Another big question. Hawaiian shirts have made a remarkable comeback in recent years, treading a fine line between hipster chic and your dad's embarrassing holiday wardrobe. Are they tacky or terrific? We say it's all about the styling. Pair them with denim shorts or linen pants, and you're a hip holidaymaker. 

As you pack your bags for your next holiday adventure, remember this - whether you're a sock enthusiast or a barefoot devotee, whether you're team bucket hat or pro Hawaiian shirt, the goal is to embrace the holiday spirit. Let your holiday style be as unique and enjoyable as your itinerary. After all, the best kind of travel trend is the one that puts a smile on your face, socks or no socks. Happy travelling, everyone!

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