Q. I am sure the answer is probably somewhere in your column but I can’t find it. I bought some really cute ballet flats. My dilemma is, what to do when it gets colder? I live in Colorado. Can I wear light socks with them? I wear jeans most of the time. And should I match the shoes or wear a contrasting color? I don’t want to look like a fashion disaster.
A. You can wear your ballet flats all year long when you add a little coverage to keep your feet warm. Avoid bulky knit socks and opt for opaque tights or knee high trouser socks that are thinner and in the same color hue as your flats. If you wear your ballet flats with a skirt or dress, you can go for the monochromatic look and match tights to flats for a long, lean look or go for a spunky, young look and choose a color to offset the skirt and flats.