7 different ways to wear over the knee socks
In the past few years we have witnessed celebrities and models parading in over the knee socks. It means that now it is about time that we introduce these items from wild 90’s into our own wardrobes. It still remains a mystery for many of us how to wear over the knee socks with style without running into the risk of looking like an overgrown naughty schoolgirl or a character from a saucy movie. These seven simple guidelines will help you find your way in the diversity of looks and styles one can build using over the knee socks.
One of the easiest looks. It is ideal for those who are still learning the skill of wearing over the knee socks. Can be used with dashy printed tights for a bold look, or with modest sheer black tights for something more traditional and conservative (well, you cannot really look very conservative in over the knee socks, though!)
With shorts (denim or any other kind).
Have you always considered wearing shorts with tights to be a fashion crime? I would be happy to not only bust this myth but to add a pair of over the knees to the whole outfit. Believe me, there is nothing wrong with it, in fact, it gives you an opportunity to wear your favorite denim shorts in fall and winter. The key rule here is as follows: dress your upper half well in order not to have a misbalance between your summer top and your winter bottom. A sweatshirt will help you achieve intense results.
When paired with a simple office dress, these socks add a deep dramatic touch. A pair of over the knee socks instantly changes your stern outfit into a sexy and sophisticated one. The thing about over the knee socks is that they already carry sexual seductive innuendo just by their mere existence. Pairing them with an ascetic dress brings the whole image onto a new level of a perfect balance between purity and sensuality.
Over the boots.
You can wear over the knee socks with most shoes- oxfords, combat boots, sneakers, and even sandals, but no matter which trends fashion designers suggest, these socks is firstly a fall/winter accessory. That is why, the best effect is achieved when they are paired with high boots. Indeed, over the knee socks are just made for high boots! They will keep your knees warm and your whole image aesthetically pleasant and noteworthy.
This look is much favored with the teenage girls and everyone who feels young and playful. If you are not a teenage girl anymore, it might be not easy to pull off this look, but it is not impossible. First, avoid tiny plaid skirts. Leather or wool skirt can be an adequate substitute and it will keep your image girlish without appearing inappropriate. Second, choose adult shoes to go with this outfit. The skirt, though, can be any shape and style. Adding over the knees to a short skirt is a wonderful mode to wear a short skirt without looking too leggy. Besides, it adds a fresh edgy tone to the whole outfit.
Leggings and a baggy sweater.
You can always substitute leggings for a pair of sheer tights if you are bold enough, but the key message of this look still remains the same: winter is here and you are ready to face it. This outfit gives the impression of warmth and coziness and you would love to put it on when going for a cup of hot cappuccino with your bbfs.
In bright colors.
This is an ultimate trend for those who have already mastered the basics of wearing over the knee socks, and are ready to go advanced. The variety of bright colors if breathtaking and for those who are all set to go even further, there are plenty of over the knees of funky cool designs.
Over the knee socks are fun and practical. Play with your looks and you will see there is no more need to stop wearing your favorite clothes because of the cold gloomy weather.
(all images sourced via pinterest)