Sunday, 28 September 2008


My mum bought me these Primark argyl socks for my birthday, possibly because whilst shopping there I mentioned that I had a pair just like them a while ago which were stolen by my brother. He's a post in himself I'm sure, my little bro, actually a very stylish man despite the theft of socks. I was at a loss about how to wear these socks for several reasons. Firstly, they are in danger of being far too Gossip Girl. Secondly, pulled up in the traditional manner, it is my experience that argyl knee-highs are very unflattering - the pattern sort of stretches over the calves and they're an awkward kind of length. Finally, the original socks formed part of a fancy dress costume in high school - yes, people I dressed as Cher from Clueless and I loved it. I wish I had a photo becuase it would just be too funny, I'm sure.
So they had been momentarily forgotten and shoved to the back of the socks/tights drawer until I happened upon these pictures on a newly discovered blog, Girl Meets NYC. This editorial, from the August 2007 issue of Teen Vogue, is just so sweet. The idea is cute - the New York nanny looking uber stylish whilst cavorting round the city with her charge, an adoribly-uniformed little girl - the execution is also great, the colours, the clothes and of course the argyl socks! Worn slouchy with boots, the answer to my conundrum! You can see the rest of the pictures here, well worth checking out!

I'll be trying out my own versions once the weather gets cold enough to warrant socks and tights.

Char x


Susanna-Cole said...

Oh yes, I do think scrunching up your socks would look create and keep you from looking from another character from the world of "Gossip Girl" (gathering that that's not the kind of look you want to go for ;))

And thanks for crediting my blog for the pictures, it's very kind of you to do so, and I appreciate it!

Oh and thanks for the sweet comment! I must confess, I don't always find the kind of pictures I want, to set the mood, easily, but when I finally do, I'm always glad when people say they think the pictures work well with the topic! It's great to hear! :)


fashionista said...

I loved that editorial, it makes me want to live in New York so much!

Nita-Karoliina said...

nice pics, and socks!!

DaisyChain said...

I'd love to see the results of socks and tights, I've been toying with the idea myself but have no idea where to start!