Knee-high socks, the quintessential schoolgirl closet staple, have become a transitional piece in our grown up wardrobes especially when the temperatures dip. From thin nylon finishes to thick wooly textures, unpredictable weather poses no challenge to our sock drawer.
With the seasonal change calling for more coverage we look to knee-high socks to add a cool edge to our layers. Putting them on elicits a total Cher Horowitz flashback of pleated plaid mini skirts, block cell phones and electronically controlled closets. Le sigh.
So, how to wear knee highs without looking like a Britney redux? Style Panel is here to help. Becky Kung of Velvet & Vino wears thick wooly socks that add texture and warmth to fully covered legs on a snowy day. Mo Handahu of Lion Hunter uses lace-trimmed knee-highs to add just a touch of sex appeal to a comfy look. Lindsey Forest of Over My Styled Body adds conservative layers to her socks.
Question 77: Knee-highs are an ideal transition this time of year, yet a little scary depending on how you feel about your legs. How do you wear ‘em? Read the answers now! »