Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hot Socks

I'm not sure if this trend has stemmed from Gossip Girl, but over-the-knee socks are all over magazines for this season, as well as all over our favorite Constance Billard students. It's one thing to be Blake Lively, or a size 0 model and wear this trend, but trust me, it can be done even on an everyday girl. One caveat is that it does help to have long legs with over-the-knee socks, there's just more to work with. That being said, here are some of my favorite socks for the season.

1. Madewell Over-the-Knee 1937 Sock 16.50.

The best way to pull off over-the-knee socks if you don't feel confident wearing them with a dress, skirt, or shorts is to layer them over jeans while wearing a striped tee, a boyfriend blazer, and caramel colored boots. 

1. JCrew Saint James Naval II Tee 115.
2. Madewell Borrowed From the Boys Blazer 178.
3. AG Jeans The Jegging 115.

4. BDG Tall Leather Boot 128.

5. Madewell Over-the-Knee 1937 Sock 16.50.

A wonderful look with over-the-knee socks is a belted white shirt dress. Paired with a boyfriend sweater and brown ankle boots, this outfit is spot on for fall.

1. under.ligne by Doo.Ri Shirt Dress with Scarf 163.

2. American Apparel Skinny Feathered Edge Leather Belt 34.

3. ASOS Ribbed Two-Tone Over-the-Knee Sock 9.

4. Boden Boyfriend Cardigan 88.

5. Adrienne Vittadini Adam Boot 129.

Over-the-knee socks also pair wonderfully with shorts. I love these scallop edge shorts from TopShop. Paired with an equally girly top tucked in to the shorts just in front and black equestrian boots, these shorts and socks perfectly hit the trend.

1. Anthropologie Sleeve Pitch Blouse 128.

2. DKNY Intimates Rib Over-the-Knee Socks 15.

3. TopShop Premium Scallop Hem Short 60.

4. Ciao Bella Thabbata Riding Boot 100.