I've spent a sizable chunk of the past two weeks mulling over the merits of styling socks with a schoolgirl-ish low heel. It's prep-school chic at its finest, and perhaps my greatest takeaway from spending many teenage years binge-watching Gossip Girl instead of doing math homework on weeknights is that you can survive anything—the heartbreak of a first love, your best friend mysteriously moving to Connecticut, attempted murder—if you've got a great shoe-and-stocking combo goin' on.
Actually, what spurned my recent spiral back into this Constance Billard-inspired train of thought was this exact OOTD snap from Joy of K-pop group Red Velvet. Admittedly, I've never really been partial to the idea of a sock with a skyscraping stiletto—but with a stacked loafer? Count me in.
Or, as Gucci coquettishly suggests, a kitten-heeled pump? Divine.
Worry not, I don't plan to be selfish about inspo. Here, 10 more photos that'll get you socked (pun intended) right in the gut.