Somehow I can't make this work without feeling dowdy. In warmer weather, ballet flats with no socks do the trick, sort of. I know Angie says sheer hose with ballet flats are okay, but somehow they still look frumpish to me (and sheer hose are not much better than bare feet when it's really cold.)

What are the tricks to this? I'm thinking it must have something to do with the width of the pant leg as well as the style of shoe? Tips on both much appreciated!