Having acquired a couple pairs of boots, I realized.... well, one cannot live on skinny jeans alone. I'm getting fed up with the leggings/boots look that is so pervasive, so uniform, on the streets of SF. The worst is that this look so doesn't work for the curvy-hipped among us, though you'll certainly see heavy-bottomed girls try to pull it off, with disastrous results.
I'm thinking if you have a butt/hips to speak of, and you want to wear boots, your best bet is a weather-appropriate skirt. But one doesn't always want to bother with tights, so enter the most sensible option: SOCKS.
Up until now I've dismissed socks as an essential but kind of...ahem...pedestrian part of any wardrobe. It wasn't an area that lit up my imagination. I have my white athletic socks and some ankle socks that go with slacks, and that's about it.
But then in my quest for socks, I came across Sock Dreams
, apparently the premier place to shop for socks online. Let me tell you, these people know socks
. And they will hand-hold you through the process of choosing exactly the right look, fit, fiber content, and even sock accessories
! They review all their offerings and tell you the range of foot and calf sizes each sock will fit, as well as stay-up power.
It was the first time I seriously considered getting socks that went past my calves at all. In fact, some of their socks go all the way up your thighs. And they all look so very cozy. Brilliant! One might call it my sock awakening. Beyond wearing them with boots, I'm also intrigued by the idea of wearing knee-high and thigh-high socks with regular shoes, especially mary-janes, something I've never had the balls to do before.
I compiled some of the colors, textures, patterns, and lengths that I'm considering for your perusal. Chevrons, solids, and stripes galore!