Autumn is here, and the wind’s getting chillier, the leaves are turning beautiful colours, and it’s my favourite time of the year for fashion! Last year, I was obsessed with leather, and this year, it’s knee socks. In this series of posts, I’m going to show you so many different ways on how to style knee socks. Here’s the first of the series!
My Love For Books & How to Style Knee Socks with Chrissy’s Socks
There was a time when I’d finish 4 books a week and drive my poor librarian up the wall asking for more. I hungered, after titles that took me far away from my life. Back into history, or into fictional worlds that seemed so much better than the one we’re in. Bookstores were my happy place. The smell of those old or freshly printed pages. The invisible hum, the whirlwind of stories and words and characters, that only I could hear in my head when I walked in.
My outfit is inspired from my memories of that time. This shoot took me back right where I started my love for writing too. My love for words sprang from my love of reading them.
The first thing to know when you’re figuring how to style knee socks – colour & the look. These simple yet striking knee socks are from a little online store called Chrissy’s Socks. They have knee high socks and thigh high socks in so many different colours, patterns and styles too! Watch for more of my styles with those.
If you’re wondering how to style knee socks, you can wear them not just with skirts, but with shorts or dresses too. I chose to pair this pretty pastel statement skirt with a plain tee and a blazer. The knee high socks from Chrissy’s completed the outfit! They’re snug and comfortable enough to wear outside in the evenings when it’s slightly chill outside.
Knee socks are catching up again as quite a big trend in streetstyle and on Instagram. The season of pumpkin spice, warm knit, hot chocolate and crunchy leaves is pretty fashionable! This shoot that took Arjun and I nearly half a day, was done at Blossom Books. The old one, the familiar one that Bangaloreans go nostalgic for. As a longtime resident of Bangalore, this place reminds me of fun weekends with the brother, browsing in this store for old but gold titles. Then nipping over to Magazines where the very tame and beautiful Persian cats would keep us company. And on to Matteos for quick catchups with friends.
When opting for a pair of knee socks, go for something versatile. This pair, for example, can go with most outfits, not just this. There’s a rainbow pair and a grey pair as well, which I will be posting about later so you can know how to style knee socks of different colours and styles.
In the meantime, I shall get back to my neglected hobby, reading. Probably will try reading once or twice a week for starters! How has your week been going?
Buy Chrissy’s knee high socks and thigh high socks here! For more fashion advice, styling tips and inspiration, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram!
Knee Socks: Chrissy’s Socks
Photography by Arjun Shaw of Arya Photography