Oprah said Bootights will revolutionize your closet, and we can’t agree more. This special legwear eliminates the need to wear socks over your tights because the sock is built right in. But no one will see your socks when you wear ankle, mid-calf, knee-high, or over-the-knee boots. Bootights are available in a variety of colors and textures, so your style doesn’t have to suffer. We’re happy not to suffer squished toes for warmth this winter.
Plain cotton socks just don’t cut it in the winter; once they get wet, either from sweat or snow, they stay wet. And wet feet lead to cold feet. Wool socks, however, still provide insulation even when wet, guarding against hypothermia. But since we like our clothing to be as fabulous as it is functional, we’re dying for these angora over-the-knee socks that have a touch of lurex. We like the idea of layering them over tights, slouching them below cropped cords, and letting them peek out from our knee-high boots.
As the weather cools, all we can think about is bundling up in super cute layers and big cozy sweaters. These slipper socks are fun enough for daytime paired with leggings and boots or under Wellies when it’s gross out, and snugly enough to wear in the evening curled up on the couch with some hot chocolate. We love the detailed Fair Isle pattern, and the fluffy pom-poms put these over the top for sweetness.
I love Rodarte as much as the next person who loves Rodarte and can’t afford it, but $500 for a pair of socks? With holes in them? I’ll pass, thanks. They’re made from angora goat, and they actually look kind of cute on the model, but you can’t wash them, which would make them rather smelly after a while, you’d think. [Pipeline] Keep reading »
I can’t really comprehend the thinking behind the Rachel Comey leather socks. You can get athlete’s foot for free from a really nasty locker room, so why would anyone pay $219 for an itchy yeast infection between your toes? [Creatures of Comfort] Keep reading »
We are all about experimenting with socks and heels, and are especially into the knee-high and thigh-high thing this season. The problem with this trend? You have a very small time to rock it before it becomes full-on tights weather, and anything bare-legged just feels and/or looks ridiculous. One solution? Cozy up with Plush’s fleece-lined knee-high socks, which will keep you extra warm and extend the window of time to enjoy your new look!
Once again, the fashion world is trying to make over-the-knee socks and thigh-highs happen. But like over-the-knee boots, thigh-highs have a habit of looking trashy if not worn properly. There’s just something about inches of exposed flesh between a sock and a miniskirt that screams Catholic school girl gone wrong. I will say that I like the idea of layering over-the-knee socks over a pair of tights for a cozy knit legs look. Really, this is the only practical way to wear thigh-highs or over-the-knee socks because no one enjoys a cold kitty cat … if you feel what I’m saying. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Is fashion slowly regressing? Right now, it’s all about the ’90s floral patterns and Kelly Kapowski-esque Keds. We’ve even spotted a few skorts here and there. Now one of the latest products to hit American Apparel stores are frilly lace socks. Remember these? We wore these in the third grade, usually to birthday parties with some black patent leather flats. To be fair, the look is already kind of on track with the whole socks-and-heels trend. So wait and watch for it—frilly socks and shiny flats. (And baby barrettes perhaps?)
What do you think of these socks? Too kid-like? Or crazy cute? [American Apparel] Keep reading »
You’ve seen the style blogger girls show off their very best poses while gazing down at their socks and heels combo. (Ahem, Rumi Neely.) You’ve even contemplated digging through your closet for the perfect pair of socks to test-drive in your own city. But for whatever reason — cowardice, fear of being ridiculed, or my own excuse, which is just plain laziness — this is one look perhaps you have yet to try. Since spring is finally here, it’s time for that to change and Bruno Frisoni agrees, as the brand just launched a pair of platform pumps complete with removable socks. Now, I’m not suggesting that you go out and purchase these specific shoes, because, let’s be honest, the look can be achieved for much less money. I’m just saying, I think it’s time to try the socked look. And I’ll be the first one to admit I’m going to attempt this combination come Saturday afternoon. [Style.com] Keep reading »
Last week on MTV’s “It’s On With Alexa Chung,” Alexa accessorized a plaid dress by pulling on a pair of over-the-knee socks. On her, the socks create a cute and cozy look, but I’m not sure I’m gonna try to wear them, even though they would be a lot easier to pull off (and less of an investment) than this season’s thigh-high boots. When I was in high school, the “cool” girls would come to school wearing thigh-highs with short skirts, and I’m afraid pairing knee socks with a skirt would bring back memories of my adolescence. Keep reading »