Speaking of socks…

So, about socks….yesterday I was telling you about my new discovery…well, I guess it isn’t strictly new, but it is for me.

Socks + shoes + skirt. What troubles me is the absence of something covering up the legs, so not sure this is actually doable. But I think I might yet give it a try. Well, that’s not my only doubt, I also wondered whether that’s a questionable choice for an over 50…We’ll see, when winter comes.

In the meantime here is what I plan to try out:

Let’s start with the right skirt:

I would keep it simple, something quite plain and dark, perhaps a tartan, but certainly not a bright one. I also think it best to keep to something a little loose and a classic cut. The socks look shouldn’t be overshadowed by the rest. One last thing, cover the knees please. Here a few examples:

Next the shoes:

I think I’ll go for brogues, but a pair of simple short boots could be nice too:


finally socks:

woollen, plain or ribbed (preferably the large type of rib) or melange and of course short (we don’t want to end up with the “sexy Japanese young girl over the knee look”, in fact, we want quite the opposite):

I haven’t be able to find the exact look but this is the nearest:

Just pretend they are wearing lace up shoes or boots…


(btw, I have made it to the next room standing today! Not for long and not exactly straight up, but I am getting there!Not worn my husband’s socks yet though…)