The formerly geeky look has found favor with trend setters in New York.
"Layering sandals with socks is the perfect way to transition seasons," stylist Sara Cooper told DNAinfo New York.
Nevertheless, she stressed there is a right way, and a wrong way to go about it.
Cooper advises wearing "lightweight and solid-colored socks with flat-formed shoes."
She added one last piece of advice. “You'll definitely want to show some skin and sex this trend up to avoid feeling frumpy."
Teen Vogue jumped on board writing, “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."
Several well-known stars have been seen taking the plunge including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, and Bruce Willis.