Showing socks has been a trend Fashionistas just cannot get enough of. We have all seen them somewhere or another, whether they’ve been really high or really low. Socks have been elevated from the realm of undergarments to an actual accessory. The trend may seem new, but think back to Cher in the comedy movie Clueless. Remember that sassy school girl in her knee high socks? Well, the statement sock trend made its come back in spring 2010 and Fashionistas around the world are determined to keep it around.
This week I saw a classmate sporting her over the knee socks on a break from class and I knew she would be the perfect CollegeFashionista to feature for this trend. She pairs her socks with a pair of black leggings for comfort, warmth and contrast, throws on some comfy black boots, a zip-up hoodie and a detailed denim vest. Finally, she finishes off her look with a black cross-body bag. This outfit is the epitome of classroom ready style: quick, easy and cute.
The best thing about this trend is that it isn’t reserved for any specific look or style. Feeling edgy? Try a pair of cut-off shorts with thick printed tights for style and warmth. Top them off with a thick pair of colored socks and combat boots. You can couple this look with a printed tee and heavy statement coat. A little too close to the edge? Try something a little more ladylike: a sheer button-up paired with a circle skirt, sheer tights and thin polka-dot ankle socks for a peek of personality.
These personality socks are finally a trend for everyone, so take advantage of it! Save those plain white footies for the gym and opt for a pair that will show off your style.