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Thursday, March 4, 2010 Right Now: 5 Ways To Pull Off Socks This Spring


(Mr. Newton, Alexander Wang SS10, Nasty Gal, Gaspard Yurkievich SS10, Stylorectic)

We here at Nasty Gal have long been fans of the sock in all its forms — knee highs, over-the-knee, thigh-highs — so watching them pop up en masse on the runway and streets has been particularly exciting. Better still is the fact that people have been layering them in a multitude of new ways that hadn’t occurred to even the biggest hosiery aficionados! And not only do they look totally fresh paired with dresses and shorts alike, they also do a pretty good job of keeping your gams toasty during the awkward transitional months.

Despite how wrong it may feel stepping out onto the streets for the first time wearing what was once condemned in the fashion world, ahem, socks with open-toe shoes — we assure you this adorable accessory trend will be sticking around for the long term, so just have fun with it!

Without further ado, our fave five ways to accessorize with socks:

1. Add a jolt of color to your neutral wardrobe staples with bold patterned socks

2. Pair knee-high athletic socks with a cropped tee and shorts for a perfectly sportly ensemble

3. Scrunched knee-highs with platform heels give feminine frocks a downtown edge

4. Take your look to the next level by layering monochromatic socks of different lengths

5. Not into wearing double socks? Experiment with layering patterned tights with thigh-highs instead!

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  1. megan

    #3 is my fave by far!! now i have to go out and get some sweet springtimey platforms~

    March 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

  2. Rock Couture

    Those looks are great. I dont think I could pull it off though.

    March 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

  3. Jessica B

    i LOVE the look of over-the-knees and knee highs, but i feel like you have to have vitrually NO fat on your legs or you get a muffin thigh (not attractive). they need to make some that are less muffin-y for us non-stick-figure girls.

    March 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

  4. Emm

    Love this post! How can you not like socks? =)

    I’ll be wearing all these styles throughout winter here in aus.


    March 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

  5. Madame G

    I’ve got nasty feet and weird toes so socks are a god send for me! Nastygal Look number 3 is my fave and I may even give it a go tonight xx

    March 5, 2010 at 1:33 am

  6. Anna

    LOOOVE the alexander wang cutout socks!! as soon as i saw the collection i wanted to cut all my knee socks… love shorts and heels always for spring :)

    March 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm

  7. Julia

    I’m gunna rock #5 this week! Awesome!

    March 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm

  8. J

    Who are those shoes by? (the ones yr nasty gal is wearing)

    Sooo good!

    March 24, 2010 at 12:00 am