Socks with attitude

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Here is another experiment in minimalism with an argyle pattern. All three of us went out for a dinner recently. As now my social life has significantly slowed down every occasion as an excuse to dress up a little bit. Inventing a look out of the ordinary by combining the usual suspects contents of my wardrobe is a quite entertaining process. The ideas are coming out during long sleepless nights while trying to settle the little one. I guess that’s my brain’s protective mechanism against sleep deprivation and that keeps me sane during the difficult times.

Some ideas are just brilliant! I thought the other night about layering. Instead of the typical shirt over t-shirt I went for a structured and clean look.  Despite the sophisticated impression of that look, it actually consists of basics we all have in our wardrobes. Simple black turtle neck jumper, mini skirt and knitted top.

What is original about that then you ask? Socks, I say. Argyle patterned socks which were purchased without any purpose but purely for their pattern many years ago and travelled with me from continent to continent. In fact they have never been worn before and last week it was their first public appearance. I must say these socks got a lot of attention. So I am keen to create some more outfits with their involvement.

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Seriously, how easy is this styling trick? Just add patterned socks or stockings to your outfit and the whole attitude changes.

What do you think?

Outfit: jumper & beige top Country Road, skirt & ankle booties Witchery, socks & earrings of unknown origin, ring Diva, nail polish Bloom in shade Kate

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  1. lea July 27, 2011

    Oh great outfit!
    I love the knee high socks!


  2. Francesca R July 27, 2011

    Great outfit! I love the knee high socks!

  3. Sheryl July 27, 2011

    I think it’s really cool! I love how it’s got that preppy look!!
    I love it when bloggers take a little risk with fashion every now and then. It’s fun!!


  4. Michelle July 27, 2011

    The knee high socks with the mini look fab!


  5. Natsumi July 27, 2011

    I’m going to steal your socks. When you least expect it (;
    I love how the outfit is so basic but the socks just add to it! It’s a little different but I certainly love how it makes the outfit.

  6. Ela July 27, 2011

    Sexy and stylish!
    Cute socks!

  7. Enara Girl July 27, 2011

    I like your outfit and I like the socks. Here is summer and I think that it’s dark for the summer, but I think that in Australia people are in winter and it’s a good outfit for this season.

  8. KizzyDoll July 27, 2011

    I adore argyle socks!! I wear them & like you they get a lot of attention..the pattern is always so pretty and they come in so many different colours!! You look wonderful!! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it & I am now following you too.have a great day sweety!! xx

  9. Kate L. July 27, 2011

    Stylish! Love beige top. Thanks for following me and I’m following you now:)

    Fashion Cat

  10. Jo - Lost in the Haze July 27, 2011

    Your socks are gorgeous! <3 And I love the back detail of your cardigan!

    Lost in the Haze

  11. Dempeaux July 27, 2011

    Wow, you have great legs! You wear mini-skirts so well :)

  12. Angela July 27, 2011

    Sexy and chic. Love it!

  13. Norlin July 27, 2011

    Wow! I love the preppy look you’ve put together!! Wished I was as daring as you ate when it comes to wearing socks that way.

  14. Cafe Fashionista July 27, 2011

    Your knee-highs are so adorable – I LOVE! :)

  15. Jessica :) July 28, 2011

    You really have a great style (and body shape haha)
    Loving all your outfits (from this post and previous one)

    thanks for the comment on my blog
    and i followed you :D
    great blog lovely :)


  16. Leah July 28, 2011

    Thanks for your comment. Love these knee highs!

    xo L.

  17. Wow I love that shirt and your socks.. and shoes!! Such a gorgeous outfit!


  18. Marina July 28, 2011

    I love it in this case the socks totally made the outfit girl. I LOVE IT. You’re soooo pretty.

    <3 Marina

  19. Ashley July 28, 2011

    I knew I liked you for a reason! We share the same distaste in trends! I can’t get over how utterly amazing you look so soon after giving birth. Keep up the minimalism. It suits you! Ashley

  20. Melinda July 28, 2011

    You look amazing!
    Love the booties, so cute :)

  21. Stilettostetico July 28, 2011

    And these patterned socks (absolutely) do not fail to dazzle as an (as sublimating as surprising ) twist of Glam indeed Here ! OR when a (well-paired) acccessory is far to be an insignificant stylish detail . . .
    ps: These socks influence the Attitude BUT your obvious prestance initially makes the difference too I must add . . .

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  22. Englishvers July 28, 2011

    Ah, here you are;-)
    I adore this well put together ensemble.
    Am roaming about on your blog today;-)

  23. Claire July 28, 2011

    You look amazing – cant believe you have a little one – love the socks x

  24. froso July 28, 2011

    You look so classy and fabulous!

    Froso from Style Nirvana.

  25. Antonia-Ivana August 3, 2011

    I really this combination. The socks look so great and give a special touch to the outfit.

  26. behind my muse. August 4, 2011

    how cool are your socks. love this post!! :)

  27. behind my muse. August 4, 2011

    how cool are your socks. love this look! :)

  28. Red Lips, Black Hair August 7, 2011

    You are so beautiful!