To be completely frank, I’m a bit of at a loss for words as to why Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe assortment won such a lot consideration. Sure, she had nice footwear, however she didn’t actually have a selected stylistic standpoint on footwear past “expensive and staggeringly high.”
Her socks, however, inform a distinct tale. I’ve been re-watching the collection and began to note them in some way I by no means had ahead of — possibly an aspect impact of Prada and Miu Miu’s Spring 2018 collections, either one of that have been chock-a-block stuffed with sublime knee-high and over-the-knee sock seems.
Carrie doesn’t put on them continuously, but if she does, oh, guy. Talk a couple of standpoint: knee-height or over-the-knee, oftentimes eye-catchingly patterned and ceaselessly reserved for extra informal actions comparable to working errands or sipping wine indoors.
Albeit indicative of a “low-key Carrie” vibe, the socks themselves are decidedly high-key, performing because the commentary piece of each and every outfit through which they’re authorized involvement. Granted, it will be arduous for them to not make a commentary given how extraordinary it’s for grownup girls to decorate with knee socks, a lot much less rainbow-striped ones.
Though looking at the more than a few dangers Carrie takes along with her taste has made me extra keen to experiment with my very own on a large number of events, I at all times wrote off her adventures in knee-grazing socks as worthy of appreciation however in the long run no longer for me (too intently connected with reminiscences of my basic faculty uniform, possibly).
Apparently the mixed endorsement of Carrie Bradshaw and Miuccia Prada is my kryptonite, such a lot in order that I’ve sailed proper previous the justification degree and settled conveniently within the armchair of creativity. I now in finding myself ideating 1,000,000 and one tactics to wash my calves in argyle once conceivable, wallpapering them to the “Figure Out How to Approximate, STAT” Pinterest board that’s posted up inside of my fickle, fickle mind.
Indulge me within the following outfit delusion: a huge sweater (like this) paired with a grey felted wool mini skirt, crimson over-the-knee socks and a few juicy platform loafers. Mmmmmmmm I’m salivating simply excited about it.
What about you? Yea or nay on treating your grownup shins to a bit of schoolyard nostalgia this autumn?
Collage by way of Edith Young; Photo by way of Bobby Bank/WireImage by way of Getty Images.