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 »
Are you on Twitter and looking for more followers? Take your tweet campaign to the streets with these “Follow Me” knee-high socks created by Tel Aviv design team Gabby and Tal. With this Twitter faux tattoo, the invite and bird will encourage prospective followers to add you to their list. Of course, it’s also possible you’ll draw some attention from suitors who think you’re in the market for a stalker, not a Twitter groupie. But that’s a fashionista risk you’ll have to take. [NOTCOT] Keep reading »
And now for the latest in the ridiculously overpriced things saga … a pair of Miu Miu socks, featuring embellished doo-dads (no details on what exactly they are, but looks like buttons and aluminum charms to us) on 100 percent cotton.
Guesses? The answer’s after the jump. Keep reading »
When it comes to style standards, one thing holds true: There are none. Just when you think you’ve absolutely mastered all the fashion no-nos, the industry can manage to turn around any look. One fashion faux-pas we were certain about was socks with high heels, which seems like the equivalent of guys wearing socks with Teva sandals. But lo and behold, what should we find when browsing the J. Crew new arrivals section, but a whole selection of colorful socks paired with classic pumps and mary janes. The styles come in various heights, including ankle and the more traditional knee-high lengths. Is this controversial old trend new again? The more we poked around, the more we found new sock styles that looked like they were made exactly for such a look.
What do you think? Will you don socks and heels for fall? Check out some other looks after the jump… [$9.50-$24.50, J. Crew] Keep reading »
Back when I was five years old, stirrup pants were my very favorite thing to wear in the world. Then, in middle school, I totally got on the knee socks bandwagon. Apparently VPL has combined the two items that covered my legs in years past to create a combination stirrup-legwarmer-sock thing, which they call “Knee Lows Socks.” I don’t understand these ribbed stirrup socks. Does the stirrup even have a purpose? And why, oh, why do these suckers cost $95? I could make a pair by cutting the feet off some knee-highs and adding elastic from a craft store, but I’m not going to because why would I want my calves to be kept warm but not my feet or thighs? [Shopbop] Keep reading »
These sexually stimulating reflexology socks will show your guy which buttons to push to excite your erogenous zones, boost your sex drive and improve your sexual performance. We know, that’s a tall order for a pair of socks, but these were created by wellness expert Michelle Ebbin, so we trust she knows her stuff. These are perfect for public foreplay because everyone will think you’re just getting a foot massage, but really you’re being teased and pleased. The socks are also the only thing you need to wear to bed. [$14.95, SexyLoveSox.com] Keep reading »
We have officially entered boot season, which means we have also entered sock season, unless you enjoy developing awful blisters on your Achilles tendons. While getting dressed this morning, I realized I only have athletic ankle socks and a pair of red socks decorated with green Christmas trees. Today, I went with the holiday socks, even though they clash with my pink dress; Only I will see them, after all. But a girl needs more than one pair to get through winter — and everyone needs a pair of slipper socks (last photo) to prevent numb toes while lounging. Keep reading »
Lacey bras, silk slips, corsets, teddies, garter belts, assless panties…sexy lingerie big bucks, but we’re happy to spend for the fringe benefits! That’s the cost of getting a man’s attention, right? Well, like most things we think about men, we’re wrong. Apparently, all the dudes want is a lady in tube socks. Yes, that’s right, thick tube socks with nothing else. Remember that American Apparel ad? Just like that. If you need more proof to test the sock theory, here’s Gisele Bundchen posed in GQ with no pants, sporting knee-high athletic socks. If you let your man see this picture, he will beg you for some sweet sock action. Guaranteed. Keep reading »