Knee Socks You Say…

The other day I get a super wonderful e-mail from one of you super wonderful readers asking for some styling advice. Said super wonderful reader purchased a pair of knee socks and was wondering if yours truly had any advice for a fun way to wear them without looking like a Gossip Girl extra or an over-grown Lolita. Well, WestmountFashionista is here to the rescue, my dears. A great way to style a pair of knee-socks without looking like the above mentioned individuals is to pair them with some comfy flat boots and a cozy sweater-dress as I’ve done in these pictures. By swapping the heels for a pair of boots and the mini-skirt for a more relaxed sweater-dress, I’ve taken the knee-socks into the more comfortable everyday realm. Not going to lie darlings, the black knee sock and neon yellow mini skirt combination, while loved by the fashion community, elicited a few perplexed stares as I teetered away from the final night of Montreal Fashion Week through the streets of the Old Port. The sweater-dress and flat boot combo is a great fall look that is not only easy to style at home but there’s a good chance it’s in your closet already. With the simple addition of the knee socks to this look, your adding a fun extra element to an always classic look. Hope this helps darlings!

Sweater-dress: Missoni

Boots: bucco

Knee socks: American Apparel 

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Ring: Target

Bracelets: Target, Street vendors, Vendoro

  1. Xina

    October 1, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Love this look, and so true- most of us gals are guaranteed to already have a sweater dress in our closet. I could also see this outfit with a pair of ankle booties… Probably better for evening though! xx

    1. jessica

      October 5, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks darling! You’re right, a booties could look adorable with this….I’ll have to give it a try!

  2. noelani

    October 2, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    The knee socks intimidate me, I’ll admit it. You make it look so easy, but I like the idea of pairing them with a sweater dress and high boot, unexpected!

    1. jessica

      October 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks! I have to admit, I got quite a few sideways looks when I did the knee-sock and stiletto combination so I was happy that this combination worked out. The knee-sock is starting to creep in to my outfits more and more.

  3. Carly

    October 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I just got a super snuggly pair from NM and plan on wearing them the EXACT same way darling! Great minds…hope you are well….off to celebrate my 32nd …starting at Del Friscos and then heading to Sopra loung at Positano…should round up to be a lovely evening!!! Best to you.

    1. jessica

      October 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      Birthday girl!!!! Hope you had such a wonderful time celebrating! I’ll be looking forward to seeing you knee socks pop up on your blog soon!

  4. StyleOnTheCouch

    October 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    This really is the only way you’ll ever see me in knee highs. Fabulous photos!!!

    1. jessica

      October 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you darling! xx

  5. Linda Knæstrømper

    December 15, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Great tip with the flat boots. I’ll keep that in mind for my next outfit with knee socks.

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