It was suspiciously not bone-cold chilly the other day which granted me the luxury of deciding not to don a coat outdoors. This was exciting because I don’t own a coat that compliments the dress to my liking, so a single layer could suffice in the pleasant temperature. I bought the dress yonks ago from a small market and thankfully leopard print in public continues to be acceptable, and although I’m not entirely convinced that the kinky print can be pulled off as a beacon of sophistication, I am completely sold on this dress.
The over-the-knee socks worked well in the weather and to liven up the outfit I adopted a vintage bag that I discovered during my annual exploration through my mother’s wardrobe. She may have owned some timeless pieces, but there was plenty of rubbish among the gems that she is convinced will come back in style ‘sometime soon’. I don’t have the heart to tell her that it’s 20 years past the time.
Shoes- Nine West
Socks- DIY made
Over-the-knee and knee-high socks reminded me of all-girls’ schools, old men who have a preference for shorts with high socks and St Trinians. They still remind me of those sentimental things, however, now I find that they are not limited to the realms of suggestive schoolgirls and bingo-playing oldies.
Lately these garments have been making a considerable impact as the weather grows colder as they are replacing pants, being worn over stockings, tights and leggings and are acceptable when paired up with moderately short skirts and shorts. They assist in keeping your legs warm and are actually a lot of fun to play around with because there are so many irresistible and creative styles and patterns available. They can be worn with diversity when accompanied with heels, converse, ankle boots, over-the-knee and knee-high boots and sandals.
They may not be suitable for all occasions, but now that they are recognised for their swankiness (and there are SO MANY to choose from), they apply to casual wear, party wear, sleepwear and I-just-want-pineapples-on-my-socks kind of wear.
Excuse me whilst I purchase some cat-printed socks.
Dress: Amnesia Denim Shirt: Wish Top: Sussan Socks: ASOS Shoes: Guess Bag: Some shop in Paris