Every year, without fail, I get so sick of my summer clothes when fall comes around, but it’s difficult to know what to wear during these inbetween times, when it’s still warm during the day. That’s why I really like styling knee high socks for fall; they’re the perfect accessory to make a summer dress appropriate for the autumn. This transition outfit features my current favorite fall color: sage green.
I bought this dress from boohoo, a cold shoulder dress that’s great for both summer and fall. Styling knee high socks with this dress was a must, because I’m just starting to wish for stockings again, but it’s too warm yet! I wore this dress with one of my favorite boho necklaces and a pair of Oxford heels.
When I was growing up, I hated knee highs because I always associated them with school. I went to an all girls’ private high school, so styling knee high socks was anything but cool. It brought back uniform memories I’d rather have forgotten! But now I love styling knee high socks and owning this fun transition look!
Tips for styling knee high socks:
- Go for a neutral black or cream color if you’re still trying out this look—it’s easier to match colors when you have a neutral palette
- If you go for color, opt for muted colors rather than bright ones. For fall, I love burgundy, mustard yellow, or forest greens!
- If your knee high socks are patterned, your dress or outfit should be more low key. But if you’re wearing a solid color on top, you can experiment with patterns and textures with your knee highs!
Get the look // dress from boohoo.com, knee high socks thrifted, shoes from Modcloth
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