I’m really into the over-the-knee socks trend. I think they look super cute under boots, layered over tights, leggings, or bare legs. They’re flattering, sexy, and warm — a rare trifecta that’s been especially appreciated in this awful cold weather we’ve been having. I had been wistfully admiring this look on other women for awhile, but I was hesitant to try it myself. As someone with, umm, ample thighs, I didn’t think I’d ever be able to find over-the-knee socks that didn’t pinch or create a wool sausage effect. Then I ordered a pair of EG Smith over-the-knee socks from Sock Dreams, and now I’m rarely ever not wearing them. I had to take a moment to share the love with y’all, because these socks are THAT good. Keep reading »
When I recently surveyed my sock drawer and noticed that my collection was all hole-filled stinkers and pairs that I’d “borrowed” from friends, I realized that it was time to update my footdrobe. I started with these Digital Tiger Ankle Socks, which send the appropriate “Don’t step on my toes” message. Footwear that is both threatening and adorable feels like the right way to go. Just think, nobody will ever accuse me of foot odor again — they’ll be too scared of my socks. Rawr! [$6,Â TopShop]
Yep, our toes are freakin’ cold. We’ve traded out our seasonally inappropriate short socks for something with a little more substance. (Conveniently, they also happen to fit the fool-proof stocking stuffer bill.) You certainly won’t be embarrassed about any of these 12 cute, comfortable pairs should they decide to make a surprise over-the-boot appearance this holiday season. Get the details on where to buy, after the jump! Keep reading »
If you’re like me, you probably go through a pair or two of tights a week. Also, if you’re like me, you probably grew up with the brand No Nonsense — the line of mom-friendly hosiery and tights that practically everyone wore in the ’80s. Well times have changed, and so has the company, which now offers young, hip and modern tights and hose. In addition to their standard sheer pantyhose selections, they’ve got opaque tights, comfy leggings and beautifully patterned hosiery. And the best part? These tights are durable and well-made; no more buying multiple pairs of tights to get you through the month. [Prices Vary, No Nonsense]
One of my favorite fashion equations for fall and winter is tights + knee high socks + badass boots. This combo is not only warm and cozy, it’s a flattering and easy way to add different patterns and textures into your outfit. We’ve already rounded up some of our favorite tights and boots; let’s focus on knee socks today, shall we? From funky stripes to cute polka dots to pretty floral prints, click through to check out 10 pairs of knee-high socks we are dying to layer this fall…
The best thing about fall (besides new TV shows and crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice lattes) is stepping out in a cute pair of boots, and what makes a cute pair of boots even cuter? A chunky cable knit sock peeking out from the top. Get the layered look without the bulk by cutting the arms off an old sweater to create these adorable leg warmers, which would look just as awesome pulled over thick tights as they do with jeans. [The Farmer's Nest]
Socks have a knack for up and disappearing. Especially when they take a trip through the spin cycle. Pairs become singles. Singles become outcasts, sitting in the laundry basket, week after week, hoping for their mates to return. But they rarely ever do. Every once in a while, one finds a stray stuck to a pillow case, a victim of static cling. But usually, it’s hopeless. It’s tragic really. The sock population need not endure this needless suffering. There are things we can do to keep pairs together. The Sock-It is a sock lock that keeps pairs bonded through the trials and tribulations of wash, dry, fluff and fold. Just pull both socks through the center of the heart and wash as usual. Remember: Only you can prevent single socks. [$8.95, Amazon]
Sock choice is often determined by a blind grab from the sock drawer 5 minutes before you’re out the door. And that’s fine–we live in a fastpaced world, socks are an admittedly trivial part of our daily lives–but it is also exactly why a well-chosen pair of socks make such a big impact. Men’s style is usually simple and streamlined–a peek of a perfect sock can take an outfit from staid to spectacular. The well-chosen sock might be a bold color, it might be stripes, or argyle, or classic black. The well-chosen sock works in concert with the color of the pants and the overall vibe of the outfit. A man who puts some thought into his sock choice is a man who pays attention to detail, who takes pride in his appearance, who appreciates fashion. And we appreciate that. [Photo via The Sartorialist]
Cuffed pants are having a moment, but now that it’s chilly ankles need a little warmth. So swap your plain sweat socks and trouser socks for these cute, stripe, and argyle socks that will look sweet peeking out between your pants and shoes.
I’ve hated wearing (and sorting) socks for years now because I find tube socks too bulky, binding, and boring. But after my recent introduction to Sock it to Me socks, I found myself trying to style a whole look that shows off the Chat Noir design. I love the wry smirk of the cat and the overall sinister feel of the socks. But if cats aren’t your thing, I bet Sock it to Me has a design that is … whether it be birds, eyeglasses, mustaches, skulls, or roller derby stripes — there’s something for every woman, man, and child!