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I have fallen in love, love, love with knee socks and thigh highs during these wintry months. However, my style has never been very “school girl.” I’ve often struggled with how to utilize these sassy socks without looking like I enjoy playing hopscotch during recess (although I do enjoy hopscotch and would really appreciate it if we had recess at the ModOffice, but you know what I mean). When I stumbled across the above ensemble, she really struck me as innocent, but with a grown-up twist. By maintaining the palette set by her earthy, neutral chocolate and cream floral skirt with the addition of thick brown tights, ivory knee socks, bistre patent Mary Janes, an auburn jacket, and cognac belt, the look comes across as sophisticated rather than sophomoric.
For your own take on a grown-up, yet girly look, make sure you stick to a simple palette, classy cuts, and then add the Storybook Ending Socks for a leg up on the cute competition.