Spring; you’ve got to love it. Not only does the weather get brighter, it also means we can try out some alternatives to those thick opaque tights we lived in all winter. This year we’ve noticed a trend that the team at MyTights are pretty excited about… over the knee socks! Offering similar warmth and coverage to tights but allowing you to show off some skin, they’re the perfect option for nailing a flirty spring style. It’s not only us who are fans, either, with the recent catwalk shows featured a plethora of over the knee socks. It wasn’t just the lesser known designers either, with none other than Tommy Hilfiger himself using the look as part of his American Soccer themed show in New York.
As always, the celebrity pack are always the first to jump on to the trend, with the likes of Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung and Diane Kruger all showing off their pins in a pair of late. This week, however, it was the turn of former Pussycat Girl Ashley Roberts, who stepped out Stateside in a cute 90s-esque look. Teaming a halterneck mini dress, with over the knee boots and studded boots, we loved the way her socks adding a playful twist to an otherwise grungy look. Are you a fan of her look? If you are, we have an abundance of similar styles on offer. Here’s our top 5:
Best for warmth – Trasparenze Dora Wool Rib Over Knee Socks
The weather is spring is unpredictable to say the least, so to make sure you’re fully prepared for the chilly days, these snug over knee socks from Trasparenze combine a 60% wool content with a stylish ribbed finish and array of pretty colours.
Best for quality – Wolford Velvet Over Knees
Our motto for creating a capsule collection is ‘invest, invest, invest’. For something that will stand the test of time and be on hand for springs to come, it’s got to be the Wolford Velvet Over Knees, with their luxurious velvet yarn and 50 denier base that’s perfect for this time of year.
Best for parties – Pretty Polly Sparkle Rib Over the Knee Socks
Over knee socks aren’t just reserved for the day! They also make for a flirty accessory to your party dresses. This season, add a new dimension to your trusty LBD in these sparkly socks from Pretty Polly. Covered in a subtle gold glittery effect, they’ll catch the light and crown you best dressed at the party!
Best for everyday wear – Pamela Mann Over Knee Socks
For a pair that you can rely on every day, the Pamela Mann Over Knee Socks are a must. Keeping you warm and with a soft velvety feel, they’ll become your go-to item. Oh, and they’re super purse-friendly too – you can’t argue with that.
Best for ribbed – Oroblu Lysette Over Knees
New for SS15, Oroblu have put their own spin on a classic style with these gorgeous over knee socks. Available in three shades, the stylish ribbed finish is perfect for adding texture to your look, while the chunky tops add a preppy touch.
We think you look great, Ashley! Be sure to check out our entire range of over knee socks.