Is this something that we're doing now? I think it looks nice, mind you. And I remember something similar in, probably, Sassy magazine.
The floral shoes are nicely set off by the socks. I wonder how well the reverse would work -- I think it wouldn't look quite as classy. Below, from Kate Spade's ad campaign:
An Interweave Knits pattern from a few months back:
Maybe I just need strappier shoes...
I May Be Knitting A Ranch House also has some pictures -- of handknit socks.