Posts Tagged: socks

Reader Request: Cropped Pants for Cool Weather

cropped pants for winter

Reader Ali left this question in a comment:

I’m hesitant to buy all these cute short pants that are in style because I don’t know how to make use of them in the fall or winter, or on cool spring days. I realize it’s still stylish to wear in the winter, but it seems impractical. When would you wear a wool coat and scarf and NOT want to wear socks? So how do you wear those pants AND stay warm?

Ali, I feel ya. As a person living in a climate that regularly includes -30 degree winter days, I am bewildered and frustrated¬†by the current glut of ankle-length and cropped pants. I have a couple of suggestions, but would love more if anyone has ’em! read more

This Week I Love …

… boot socks.

Now, obviously any pair of socks worn with boots can be considered boot socks. And many of the socks marketed as “boot socks” are sized for men’s feet and designed for folks working tough, outdoor jobs. (You’ll see what I mean if you Google the phrase itself!) But the boot socks I’m swooning over are tall, thick socks meant to pad the insides of your knee-high boots. Boot socks with a pattern or personality, that you simply must allow to peek out just a bit. Boot socks that can slip on over your tights and protect them from any nefarious zippers or hardware that may lurk within your actual boots. Boot socks that add warmth and cush to any boot-based ensemble. read more