This is apparently not a joke. According to DNAinfo New York, stylists have picked up on socks with sandals as an emerging fashion trend. The look, often spotted on grandmas and tourists, has also been popping up on fashion runways in shows by Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Burberry, prompting fashionistas to jump on board. "Layering sandals with socks is the perfect way to transition seasons," a stylist explains—just make sure to wear "lightweight and solid-colored socks with flat-formed shoes."
And "you'll definitely want to show some skin and sex this trend up to avoid feeling frumpy," she adds. Still not convinced? Teen Vogue agrees "socks and sandals are back in. And we don't know about you, but as avid fashion rule-breakers, we're super pumped about it." In case this entices you to get on board, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were spotted rocking the new trend earlier this year. It's not just for the ladies either: Justin Bieber, David Beckham, and Bruce Willis have also been seen keeping their toes warm while wearing sandals, the Daily Mail reports. (A really disturbing fashion trend? Women who get surgery so their designer heels fit better.)