There's usually quite a mix of styles present at Loyola’s lakeshore library, ranging from just rolled out of bed, to hipster, to preppy, but that changes quite dramatically come midterms week. The hooded sweatshirt begins to gain popularity among all styles, and more and more girls begin substituting leggings for pants. It can be easy to forget that leggings are still not pants when your all-nighter has you dreary-eyed and solely focused on finding your next cup of coffee. But not to worry, this week’s Fashionista shows you how to wear those leggings in an appropriate and comfortable way! Easy accessories like tan leather boots, a cozy printed scarf and knee socks transform this look from casual to trendy. While you may think that knee socks are a look of the past only to be worn with your school uniform, this week’s Fashionista demonstrates a modern take on the trend.
Although it can be so tempting to just throw on a pair of leggings when getting ready for a long day of studying, taking the extra few seconds to add a pair of knee socks instantly updates the outfit. Knee socks are perfect for layering over tights, pants and yes, even leggings. This trendy accessory is affordable and can be worn so many different ways. The classic style of the sock, as seen on this Fashionista, can be worn with oxfords, rain boots or mary-janes. However, for this Fashionista, the knee socks peeking out of her leather boots complete the ensemble.
For your own take on the knee sock look, update your leggings with a cute pair tailored to your taste. These Dutch-patterned socks from Free People would be the perfect accompaniment to this Fashionista’s black leggings and chunky sweater. H&M also has a good selection of basic wool knee socks that would go with any outfit. For a feminine look, try these ruffle socks, or these floral ones from Urban Outfitters.
Not only will knee socks give a trendy update to your leggings, they will also keep you warm during the colder months. So next time you need to pull an all-nighter, ditch the predictable plain leggings and sweatshirt combo, and add knee socks to keep you looking fashionable no matter how tired you are.