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The thigh high socks that used to be a kiddos piece became a fashion-forward piece. Thigh high socks can turn a basic outfit to a very chic outfit. Thigh high socks can also make you look sexy without showing too much skin by making your legs look long and beautiful. Sound great, right?
Well, in order to look your best, proper styling must be done. Good enough, with just one pair of thigh high socks, you can create an illusion of thigh high boots and avoid the hustle of spending much on thigh high boots.
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WHY THIGH HIGH SOCKS?
- They have a cute slimming effect to the legs, especially if you have tall, skinny legs.
- They are too sexy so prepare to get a bold look that will turn heads, revealing chic style.
TIPS ON PICKING OUT THIGH-HIGH SOCKS
1.Pick a pair of socks that are medium-weight and stretchy.
Very thick ones look might dig your skin that it even hurts to wear apart from them looking like you got your baby sister’s stockings or a footballer’s socks! While very light ones will lose shape too fast and won’t fit so well above the knee. Remember these are socks, not stockings!
2.When picking, try pulling the elastic top to see how firm yet stretchy it is.
If it is firmer, you can be sure that they will hold up their place above the knee for longer than when they are quite loose ones fall off now and then.
3.The foot of the socks should perfectly fit your foot.
HOW TO WEAR THIGH HIGH SOCKS
1. Balance is the key.
- You can wear thigh high socks and look so out of place, in fact, very trashy! I’d advise wearing these socks if you’re doing a casual outfit.
- Balance your look with conservative tops, bottoms and layers unless you want all eyes on you! I prefer going for bohemian pieces here like proportionately flowing tops, kimonos and over-sized tops and sweaters for a casual look than fitting ones.
- Dress subtly with not-so-sexy pieces, not-so-bold outfits and not-so-patterned outfits. For example: you can layer an olive green kimono over a cute black pair of a top and shorts then finish with the black thigh-highs .Or a white shirt dress and black thigh-highs too. Or a nice romper and the thigh-highs.
- Avoid wearing too much pieces like a mountain hiker when wearing these. That’s why I’ll always do only short dresses, miniskirts and shirt dresses while avoiding too much layers when I’m dressing down with thigh high socks.
2. Mind the occasion.
Thigh high socks are provocative. This makes them good for laid-back occasions unlike in formal setups. For instance, you can wear thigh high socks during a fun weekend or for a daytime look like when off to a brunch with the girls.
3. Consider dark colors and neutrals.
- Black, navy blue, dark blue and dark gray are very conservative colors for thigh-high socks. These dark shades will tone down the outfit and make them look acceptable even before many unlike light-colored socks.
- If you’re adventurous, you can go for subtly-stripped socks. For example: a black pair of socks with 3 stripes at the top.
4. Consider tights once in a while.
If you are still not daring enough to wear thigh high socks as they are, you can incorporate tights in your outfit, especially sheer tights or fishnets but ensure you match the color to maintain an unbroken appearance of the socks when someone sees you.
5. Your shoes matter a million times!
- Keep it simple with flat shoes or low heels. I mostly advocate for ankle boots, be it heeled boots or flat boots in order to bring out a great thigh-high boots illusion.
- Match the color of the shoe with the color of the socks for a clean appearance. Avoid bold shoes that will create a disjointed look.
- Ensure you wear closed shoes. We don’t want to see your toes covered in socks peeping through! It looks so childish and ugly!!!
Divas, thigh high socks are not for the shy. They are show-stopping pieces that you’ll need in your wardrobe. So here I share my look…
SHOP THIGH HIGH SOCKS
Do you love the look? Lemme know in the comments below…