Urban appeal in the city

This is a great example of how to wear the over the knee socks trend. Spotted in Shanghai with an oversized jacket and flat lace up boots, the socks give a dynamic layer and character to the outfit. A perfect look for shopping in the city.

How to style knee high socks & thigh high socks in 2011:
  • Pick the length wisely: they have to suit your body’s shape.
  • If you’ve got big thighs, thigh high socks will draw too much attention to them
  • Knee socks that finish below the knee may compliment your bone structure more than those knee high socks which finish above the knee. Try both styles on.
  • Knee high socks that cut off just below the knee are more likely to give you a slimmer look, as going only a short distance above the knee could result in socks that ‘bulge’ on your knee.
  • Thigh high socks provide a perfect alternative to exposed stay-ups from 2010′s lingerie as outerwear fashion trend.
  • If you’re short, knee high socks that cut off below the knee are best paired with a shorter hemline to expose more leg and, thus, imply greater height. The hem should be no lower than the middle of your thigh.
  • If you’re in a colder climate then knitted socks might work for you. But avoid chunky and overt knitted socks: they were last a fashion trend back in 2007, and trends seldom repeat themselves so quickly.
  • Avoid pairing knee high socks with tartan and plaid skits unless you can otherwise avoid the school girl overtones. The Gossip Girl look for girls is fast becoming a faux pas.
  • Don’t be afraid to layer. Knee high socks and over the knee socks worn over sheer, patterned stockings can add a whole new dimension to an outfit.
  • Nor should you be afraid to colour and texture, particularly if you want the socks to be a focal piece of your outfit


  1. nice post! and I super like the first picture, the shoes are rock!


  2. Lovely blog - I found you on a discussion post on IFB! Wonderful post - I love the boots + thigh high socks look so much! My favorite picture is definitely the first one. She looks absolutely breathtaking!

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