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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Fall trend #2: Knee socks

According to New York Magazine, sky-high socks are the Next Big Thing. (These are my favorites.) Would you wear them?

(Photo by Garance Dore)

153 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I've worn them because I have really long legs so they get super cold! I like the gray ones. I'm definitely going to be picking up a black pair soon!

elizabeth said...

in a heartbeat! especially if they came with a guarantee to stay up! i heart this outfit.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yes if they came to my knee! Not my thighs... hee hee too self conscious! But I love her in these. The hat is super cute also.

jillian m. said...

This is actually a trend I would love to try. I think they look really adorable with that outfit.

Diana Mieczan said...

I am so glad you posted about the knee socks as I just got a pair yesterday...I saw them on a girl and I fell in love:)...Very cute and I am so looking forward to wearing them:)

Kisses,Joanna

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holtkamp said...

definitely, i love these!

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I absolutely love them but don't think I would wear them at 44, however, I will definitely grab a few pairs for my daughter!! xoxo Beth

Kiley said...

So chic! I have a pair of black ones but those blue/grey ones are fantastic!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

And I must agree!!! Loving them!!! Need to get some pronto! And what a cute girl! :)
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luke and pamela said...

i <3 to wear knee high smartwool socks with danskos in the fall!

La Maison Fou said...

Great looking pic!
I would like to try this style on!
Great looking.
L.

Ijeoma said...

I was wearing them last winter, and early spring, so it's good to know that I'm ahead of fashion once more. How rad :)

Happy 1st of September!

Heather said...

YES! The funny thing is when I was in catholic school from k to 8th grade I HATED wearing knee high socks and tights now I love them. Funny how things change.

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macaca grava por cima said...

just love them!

Splendid Sass said...

I love the high knee socks. Knees get cold too!
Teresa

Rachel said...

My husband thinks they are sexy... so, I've worn them, but never really out and about (if you know what I mean...)

TheSensesFive said...

I have a couple pairs I got in Japan last year, the girls over there were really fond of over-the-knee socks. However, since I wasn't blessed with mile high legs, I wear mine with sheer tights underneath.

esdelope said...

I'm not sure this is a look for me. I'm curvy and athletically built - I think it's something that works on a girl who's more lanky and leggy. I'm seriously jeal though that this girl Garance captured pulls it off so well - I think cutting off my body in that spot wouldn't do it any favors. I might bust out a good knee sock though when running this winter :) Therefore - super high aren't my style.

Becca

Noodles and Waffles said...

If I had those legs I would....

Ryan and LeDawn said...

most definitly! adorable!

Acacia said...

I love wearing them in the cold! Especially under cute boots with just a little bit sticking out the top. I have a favorite purple pair I snagged from Urban Outfitters for $5!

Desiree Fawn said...

I LOVE knee socks a lot! So cute & so perfect for autumn!

dreamday said...

i love this look but wonder if age and legs play a factor in pulling it off. i like the idea of tights underneath! thanks for the link to your favorites, i'm going to buy a pair and try them out.
xo!

onepillaway said...

I wore knee high socks when I lived in Germany for practical purposes during the cold winter months. I love them! :)

Jill Wignall said...

I do wear them but not with a gap between them and my skirt. I like to wear them with a knee length skirt - sexy without the self consciousness : ) Lots of people here in London, wear them over tights with a mini.

Christina said...

Absolutely. I am already scouting out where to find them. So far it looks like urban outfitters, DKNY, and the brand Hue have some great options.

Prippy Handbook said...

Love this look - would definitely rock a pair.

Flashback to first day of school freshman year when I tried to creat a Cher outfit from the movie "Clueless" and wore knee socks and a hot plaid kilt.

Evie said...

I would wear them if I could pull off the look like that! Not quite as confident that I could repeat the look from my own closet....

Anonymous said...

They're cute and more comfortable than tights but I'm in my mid 40s so I think I'll stick with tights.

Court said...

I would wear them in order to stay warm bc I am ALWAYS cold! And yes they are very cute! But I think I would be obsessive about pulling them up over and over again!

the style spotter said...

i bought a pair from h&m but they were too short!! where can i find some nice long ones??

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kelly said...

definitely need a few of these! i don't like wearing pants, only skirts and dresses, so these would be perfect to keep warm in when i don't feel like wearing tights!

Nikki said...

I think I am MOST excited for this trend!



xx
Nikki

Karen said...

I absolutely will be wearing them! BTW, I'm older than the mid 40's women who are commenting that they are too old for them. I'm wearing them anyway! Age is just a number!

Amber said...

Love them. They must be stripy and maybe oddly matched. Like Pipi Longstocking! Any girl who can carry a horse and has a pet monkey AND wears the coolest socks in the world gets my vote.

Kiera said...

oooo i love them! so much!

annawithlove said...

Loving the knee socks look! Just have to find the perfect pair that sits just right!

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Cassie said...

oooh absolutely! now i just need to get a cute pair of booties to go with them! i wonder how they would look with taller boots, or if that would just be too much...hmmm.

Brooke Ann Dove said...

Yep. I would most definitely wear knee socks...it just needs to get cool enough so I can.

Hollie said...

these take me back to my childhood school days!

C. said...

YES I would wear those; adorable.

susi said...

I'm seeing this all over Japan, too! It love the look, although I think of it more as 'thigh high' rather than knee high. Wish I could pull it off.. it just wouldn't be tasteful with my curvy legs, even in my 20's.

Melissa Blake said...

I've always worn high sock! They keep my legs warm! :)

escalante blogger said...

Well, that's a cool look. Nice outfit too.

itziar said...

not with my legs!! but i love the look... and that skirt!

Rose said...

yep- already much in evidence on the British festival circuit this Summer- though that's mostly to protect from wellies rubbing!

By the way did you have a surf poster from the 60s on your site at some point? I can see the image in my mind but I can't find it anywhere!

bubbs... said...

I would LOVE to have the gams to wear these thigh highs! Alas...I will have to admire from afar...I'm a tights kind a gal...

Bubbs...
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Victoria said...

Love the look, but its not for me. I shall leave it to the younger slim legged beauties out there to do it justice!

Canadian in London said...

absolutely. the colour mix in this outfit is amazing too!

Gina said...

i would love to, but i think i might be a bit to short (i'm 4'10")
i'll have to give it a try :)

<3 gina

PTCRUZ said...

mmmmmmmmmmm qué frío!!!

Kristen said...

Yes they are in and I'm a maybe on wearing them ;) I think the gray or another neutral is fine, and it'd have to be the perfect look for it!

Lauren at TrimNYC said...

Oh YES I would wear them. Bring on the fall weather.

Lulu said...

I love knee socks, I have many pairs. Fall wardrobe is my fave!

[ rei ] said...

Gorgeous! Though I think people with shorter legs (like me) might not be able to pull it off >.<

SeaGal said...

Love this look..!

Laughter-Loving Stacy said...

HAHA- ooh me wearing those would be funny. I've never tried, but I don't know much about fashion and I feel they would look unflattering on my thick, muscular legs. I'll leave that to the lovely slender/long legged-people. :)

Sara Szatmary said...

I love this look but don't think I have the stems to pull it off. I do however, love the idea of socks with heels to transition into fall.

AJ said...

I am a long-time proponent of tall socks. I frequently wear knee socks regardless of the strange looks I get, so I am DELIGHTED that these beauties are in! I'd wear them in a heart beat :D

suzi johnson said...

LOVE knee socks, and like the trend reports too.

JW said...

To be fair, I don't think that's the most flattering skirt. The socks are great though!

gregandvanessa said...

absolutely i would wear them. i shop for knee socks/thigh socks because i stay SO COLD all winter long and like to layer as much as possible... without feeling stuffed and unable to move. so i wear things like this under long johns and jeans..... ;)

-v-

Sarah K said...

Yes!..... I'd wear them if I looked like the girl in the photo;)

eRiN said...

lovelovelove them BUT - what do you think about wearing them to the office...??

la casita said...

I love this look but I'm more a "granny mixed with tomboy style" type and don't wear miniskirt anymore!

ciupa said...

always have, they rock!

red ticking said...

they look amazing on her... and her legs... i will look from afar... after all, after 45... we need to!

Anonymous said...

I am getting old, the only thing I see are her hunched shoulders! I just want to tell her you look great in your sky high socks no need to be so tense!

Happenstance said...

Yes, they are super cute. But I would make sure there wasn't too much walking to do as these socks tend to fall slightly with every step.

the boot said...

i have ALWAYS wanted to wear knee socks but could never pull a coordinating outfit together! i should do what prippy handbook says and copy cher from clueless! classic!

PoetessWug said...

Apparently it's another case of everything old is new again! I had some of these in the 80s...and loved them then!!

Whimsy Being said...

Hm...I'll have to try this out, but fear it may be hard to pull off. I like the way it looks in the photo tho!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

think I would... love them!

jociegal said...

I do LOVE this look, but I just don't feel I have the legs for them. I am not trying to be down on myself, I just know the truth on this one. :)

Arielle I. said...

I don't like the over-the-knee socks but I like the ones that go up to the knee. Megan Nielsen (from megannielsen.com) wears knee highs under her calf boots and I'm going to start doing that this fall 'cause it is ca-UTE!

Rachael said...

I just got my first pair and wore them this last weekend!

Eme said...

I would definitely wear them! I love the ones in the picture, and cute hat too!

Kirsty said...

I think this look works only if you've got long, skinnies - I don't think it's a real woman look. So it's not a style for me.

Stephanie said...

i love this look but i agree, you have to have either long legs or if you are short, really skinny legs to pull it off. i have the long legs, but i'm wondering if there is an age limit to pull this off? at 37, i'm not sure if i could do it????

for sure, you could pull it of joanna!

Camille said...

I used to wear them quite a lot but the top of my legs would get very cold. I really like the look, but they're not so practical; I'll get thights instead!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Yes for sure AND with the army jacket too

Michelle said...

SO Adorable and perfect for winter!

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jessica quadra photography said...

ooooo i love this trend and am SO happy it's in! i wore socks like this in 7th grade, and 17 years later, i'm looking forward to wearing this look again!

Life As I Show It said...

Hells yeah! I already have some.

Olga said...

I am looking to buy some now. I love love love the look and how quickly they update a favorite summer look and take into the colder weather. Plus unlike the ankle socks I think these are flattering on any size! Everyone should have a pair.

Alison Fay said...

I would wear them....If they looked even remotely cute on my short and stocky legs:( I think this is a trend I will have to leave to the tall girls.

The Girlie Blog said...

They are cute and quirky. I am debating on whether to wear them or not? It gets pretty cold where I live, so the knee socks could come in handy.

Emily Jean said...

slightly obsesssed with knee/thigh socks at the moment!
-emily

http://www.informalthing.blogspot.com

photohogger said...

I dunnoo....they look cute on her and probably on the leaner/longer women. I'd feel too cold on the part NOT covered by the socks hahaha :)

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

I do totally love this look. However, its a hard thing to pull off for daily wear. They are cute for non-working days but I always feel a bit like a streetwalker when I try to pull it off!

Karen Wallace said...

Yes love the look, but I hate it when they don't stay up. Warmly, Karen

Monica said...

I can't wait to get a pair, love them!

Tanith said...

I love your blog Joanna, but I would never listen to any magazine (New York Magazine) that lists fur as part of their "next big thing". Faux fur, that's fine, whatever, but listening fur on boots and then having a little cat next to it! Talk about horrible taste, NYMag! Real fur isn't in and it will never be in again.

The picture of the girl in knee-high socks however is fantastic.

Joanna said...

I think they're adorable in theory--they conjure up that back-to-school feeling that is so prevalent at this time of year--but I think you really have to love your legs in order to wear them.

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Lashley said...

Yep! I agree with the commenter who said they'd need to be guaranteed to stay up. I have some (knee-high) smartwools (they're thin and stripey, not nubby and think) that usually perform appropriately, but I think over-the-knee might be tricky.

Lindsay Reale said...

Oh my gosh--this reminds me of the movie Clueless. Maybe Dr. Suess hats are coming back too!

Vfriedrich said...

Yes, maam! I would! I've tried to experiment, I need a little bit more practice though. XO Valerie

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Karla said...

I WOULD TRY!

maggie said...

yes! cute!

Katie said...

That's actually really cute. Maybe I'll try it.

s.eileen said...

beautiful!

SPLENDEROSA said...

Absolutely. They rock when pulled on over tights. Don't like the bare leg at all, except on the very young. Key is layering. xx's

bee_squared said...

I really love this trend. They are a perfect alternative to black tights. I wore some black ones the other night with some oxfords and a stripped long sleeve t-shirt dress. I really was digging that outfit.

Anonymous said...

Her posture is making my back hurt...

Marta said...

I used to wear them when I was a teenager and something tells me I will probably start wearing them again!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love tall socks because sometimes it's just not quite cool enough for leggings yet and they do the job nicely. And I love grey socks / leggings... goes with almost everything!

rach said...

I LOVE tall socks, but I'm also 5'9" and some times I worry that because my legs are so long, I look kinda...like I'm trying to be a slutty teenager in a catholic school outfit! to put it bluntly. hopefully i can find a way to wear them with a skirt that is long enough that it looks that good (in the pic).

barbarita said...

I love those socks... much better than wearing tights!!

Charity said...

i would love to but only if my legs look as good as those!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i love over-the-knee socks, but only when layered with tights!

rebecca said...

i bought some for super cheap at american apparel the other day. we shall see when the weather gets cooler!

Collins said...

for sure. i love them!

KiraLynn said...

I love these! I can't wait until fall so I can pull mine out again.

Rachel said...

Uh , hell no! This is like the female equivalent of Urkel pulling up his pants too high.

The Art Cupboard said...

ive been eyeing over knee socks for the past couple years, never manage to find the right pair! these are lovely.
i should buy them

Monique said...

With knee-high boots yes. But not with those.

K. Kiran Graves said...

These go on my list of reasons why I love the Fall.

Sammi said...

I easily have a weeks worth of knee high socks, they've been selling them here for some time. I love them, but not sure I'd wear them now i'm in my 20s for anything other than welly socks!

Marie said...

I love it, especially in grey! Might have to follow this trend.... great pic!!

Gracie said...

Yes and I do!

Kaira Klueber said...

she looks cute, but i'm not quiiiiiite sure I could rock them.

spoonful said...

I like knee socks.

Johanna said...

I love the heather gray. And for the right price. Great outfit! Must have these.

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Anonymous said...

I can't believe I am ahead of a trend, I am not stylish at all! I started wearing over the knee socks last fall as I needed something to keep my legs warm under skirts (I like knee length) and I hate tights. I got mine at www.sockdreams.com, they have a huge selection and good prices.

Nell said...

Hell yeah I'd wear them. In grey. With a camel skirt and brown boots. Yeah, pretty much how this girl's rockin' it! xx

Vanessa said...

Abso-fing-lutely!!! RADNESS disguised as fashion!!! love it!

SteffanyF said...

I love big long socks. I've been wearing them for years!

Bride to Bridesmaids said...

Never. Just not me.

Carina K said...

Sure! only if my calves didn't look like daikon radishes. I lurrve your blog.

jane said...

the socks really set off that celine skirt. she looks great.

Jessica said...

I live in my over the knee socks- layered in the winter, and on their own in the summer! They are perfect with a hemline this length!

sara w said...

Oh my goodness! I haven't worn these since I was 13 and my legs were too little to keep them up, and I loved them. Definitely going to wear these again. So cute!

Lawn Party... said...

this is my most favorite trend for the fall....
love!

Maria Ana said...

Of course! I can't wait to wear them again;)

martini said...

I love over-the-knee socks, and would wear them all winter if I could find a pair that didn't skootch downwards when I walk!

Taylor Sterling said...

I adore them, but I have larger quads and they tend to make them look like ridiculous-unless I get the perfect sock.

Linda said...

If I didn't have such athletic legs, I definitely would.

kaye said...

Yes knee socks are the next big thing! LOVIN IT.

mara said...

i love this girl and everything she is wearing!!!

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Annie said...

I definitely love the ones in this picture!

Angel Court said...

I've been wearing over the knee socks for the past two years. They're the best. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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