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 »