Are Knee High Socks Making a Comeback?
Remember those days when you once wore those striped knee high socks with your ruffled skirts and bolero jackets in the 80s? How about those days when you wore sheer, black knee highs with a mini and cropped top ala Clueless? It seems that the year 2010 is seeing the revival of the fashion accessory called knee high socks and to prove this, all you need to do is to browse through the many fashion magazines you can find pictures of models walking the runways of Milan and Paris in these knee highs.
Knee high socks have long been used as a fashion accessory by many and are actually used daily by Catholic schoolgirls as part of their school uniform. Using them effectively as a fashion accessory or wearing them to make your outfit pop can be rather difficult. This is especially true if you do not know how to wear these properly and if you do not know what they go with and what they don’t go with. Knee high socks can be rather flattering if worn properly and if you have the right outfit and shoes to pair with them. You will need to take your cue from the fashion snapshots you see in magazines for you to be able to carry off the knee high socks look but don’t be a total copy-cat when you do so.
Knee High Socks for Day-to-Day Style
Simply take the ideas you like from the pictures you see in magazines of designs that are being paired with these knee high socks and create your own fashion statement with it. For example, if you see a model in a picture wearing a sheer pair with a frilly dress and stilletos, you can do this as well but with a twist of your own, such as pairing a pair of not-so-sheer knee highs with a frilly skirt and plain top. Just try on the looks that you feel will make you ride the wave of this trend without making you look like you are over the top or are ready to walk the fashion runways. Sport this trend in a more subtle yet still fashionable way.
Keep these things in mind regarding your knee high socks…
Some of the things you will need to remember when it comes to knee high socks are the things you should not do when you are thinking of wearing them. Some of the don’ts that come with wearing knee highs include the constant fiddling and adjusting that people sometimes do when they wear these, the wearing of knee highs that have too-tight tops that make a person’s legs look like link sausages and the pairing of tube socks or sports knee highs with frilly dresses and feminine looking outfits.
Wearing knee high socks is essentially a hit and miss kind of thing with a lot of people basically missing the mark. After all, being fashionable with striped socks, much less striped tube socks isn’t a simple matter for most people. It may be a very challenging thing for you to do, to get yourself to wear knee high socks in the most fashionable way you can, but when you do, imagine the looks of admiration and envy you will get from those who can’t pull this fashion trend off as nicely as you do.