Sock it to me

15 December 2009

So the time has come again, for me to embrace yet another trend into my stream of consciousness.  A lot of people have been working this trend for aeons now, but I've only just become convinced that knee-high socks are the way forward.  I shall hereby present the evidence...


You know where this is from, but I'll tell you anyways, Style Bubble.  Still searching for this perfect shade of purple...



 
Stolen from What is Reality Anyway?  Loving the 90s stylin.

The first picture of Susie Bubble picture made me first rethink the trend and realise that knee-high socks do not a schoolgirl make.  In fact these sultry hold-ups contrast nicely with the barely seen opaque tights and the proportion is very flattering, almost like a knee or thigh high boot illusion (but on the cheap). You all know I have a lot of tights, but instead of buying more I could try and make them look a little different with some crazy footwear over the top, making my previously unseen socks a new feature.  This also reeks of practicality due to the plummeting temperatures and perhaps having shoes a little too big for me...


The Clothes Horse clashes neutrals


Not the biggest fan of the pattern, but I like the idea.  Found here.


Meet my new brogues from New Look, since my Miss Selfridge ones mysteriously became faulty.  I also got some blue glitter tight and teamed them with my Primark knee high socks. You can't go wrong with two pairs for £1.50...

So there you have it, my transition to knee-high socks is now complete and I can't wait to experiment with more colours and patterns (I shall of course be taking more in depth photos than the one above).  It remains to be seen whether my thoughts about ankle socks will change, though I'm open to suggestions.  You've probably all been wearing them for a while, but what do you think of them?  Are there any other trends that took a while to convert you?

Don't forget the House of Holland tights competition, it ends on Thursday at midnight!  Fancy pairing some knee-highs with those...

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20 comments:

  1. I personally think it can be a really cute trend, but it can look totally horrible as well! haha but I see you have chosen just the lovely pics...

    xx

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  2. ahh, i was actually trawling round westfields on saturday trying to find the perfect shade of brown/cream socks to wear with a new Gold dress!
    Didn't find much though – was looking for over the knee ones. i think checking out Primark etc is the way forward for socks!
    Good post!
    x

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  3. I've been considering those broques for a while now,
    I'm even more tempted having seen them worn.

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  4. im still not sure about over the knee socks. i always wear them just under my knee. it just doesnt suit me but i love the way you layered a pair with some tights! x

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  5. great post! totally in love with the knee high socks trend and will certainly be giving it ago. although i could have done with some today! its bloody freezing! x

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  6. Gorgeous photos, love this trend and all of your picks!
    A/W is always the perfect time for me to rummage around in my sock drawer for a pair of knee highs ;)
    Love your New Look brogues btw they always do the best shoes :D
    xx

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  7. Love over the knee socks and it is great that they can be worn in winter with tights great post xx

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  8. Totally necessary in these cold times! Love those blue tights too, I may have to get the same ones!

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  9. great post. everything is really beautiful.

    wonderful.

    - the clothing project

    www.theclothingproject.com

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  10. love it when it's done right. i like the look under knee-high boots, with the socks peeking out the top.

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  11. Great pics! That black and white dress is stunning! I love it

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  12. love knee 'ighs! and that gorgeous purple!
    xx

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  13. Hmm I wonder if this will look good with petite girls. Like 5' petite.

    -meream

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  14. love how you've paired the socks with the sparkly tights! so cute!

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  15. I love long socks. cute as. can be worn with a dress or shorts, formally or casually.
    pebbsktjo.blogspot.com

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  16. Love those shoes in the last pic!gorgeous!

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  17. So love to see all these sweet girls in over knee socks! it is a great way to wear it instead of the over knee boots!

    Thanks so much for your comment!

    so nice of you :)))

    kisses,

    Kira

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  18. Some very inspirational photos. I too love the cutesy look of knee highs, except they don't half make your thighs feel numb! Think I'll just stick to braving them in the autumn months only, lol.

    And I can't believe you're moving to new york! What are you planning to do out there? I bet you'll have an awesome time, what with all the shopping etc! Jealousssssss!

    - Anna Jane xxx
    (PixelatedBlonde.com)

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  19. Love Style bubble's sweater!
    X, fashionnerdic.

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  20. I love layering them toooo. Big fan. Today was so cold it was definitely the thing to do! I just need a nice cosy knit now....or maybe a heavy orange anthropology blanket. Ha.

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