STYLE GURU STYLE: Thank God For Thigh-Highs

Juicy Couture took over the runway at this year’s New York Fashion Week. The brand is known for feminine, girly looks that occasionally pack a punch of edginess into an everyday outfit. Their fall 2015 ready-to-wear show highlighted thigh-high socks. Black thigh-highs were paired with dresses, skirts and shorts—it seemed like just about every model was wearing a pair.

But I can’t blame Juicy Couture for incorporating these socks into so many of their looks. Who doesn’t love a good thigh-high?

I have a few pairs myself, and I love them. Thigh-highs are versatile, comfy and look seriously cool with just about anything. My favorite look from Juicy Couture’s show was this look. It features a simple black dress and thigh-highs. In fact, I think it’s the simplicity of the outfit that makes me love it.

Translating this look to a street-friendly ensemble was pretty easy. I took a plain black tank dress that has been hiding in my closet and pulled out a pair of thigh-highs, but then I stopped myself. I put the socks back and opted for a pair of faux thigh-high tights. I think tights are better than socks in the winter, and while you’re walking to class you don’t have to worry about tights rolling down. Plus, faux thigh-high tights look almost identical to the socks anyways.

The model’s jewelry was red, adding a pop of color into the nearly all-black look. I definitely wanted to give more detail to the outfit, but seeing as though I have no red jewelry, I opted for a long beaded lariat necklace. It added more interest to the outfit while still keeping things simple.

Instead of the pointed heels the models were wearing (not class friendly), I threw on a pair of studded Steve Madden sneakers. The outfit is pretty dressy for a typical day on campus, so lacing up a pair of edgy sneakers really takes the look down a notch and makes it more casual.

While you’d definitely need to wear a coat over this look in the wintertime; this outfit will be perfect for a concert, a night out with the girls or even a date.

Get My Look: 1. A black tank dress. 2. Thigh-high socks or tights. 3. Some edgy sneakers.