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Last year I suggested some lightweight socks that make the transition from cooler to warmer temperatures, but our Lightweight collection and our Spring collection have a lot more perfect options for layering as we make our way into real summer.
Lightweight over the knee socks are a great choice for springy weather and they keep rocking when you layer them over coloured tights when the weather cools down. I’m a big fan of combining lighter-weight tall socks with warm leg warmers in the morning. Then later, when the sun asserts its dominance, the legwarmers can go into my bag and my lightly clad legs can continue being comfy!
The Vertically Inclined Stockings are probably one of the ultimate lightweight sock options, with subtle, almost-openwork that keep your legs from suffocating in warm temperatures. And probably my current favourite legwarmer are the Harajuku Furry Warmers—mine are getting a little beat up, even, from how much I wear them.
Openwork over the knees are a great layering option for this trick. These three are some of our favourite and most popular:
We offer a wide selection of leg warmer weights, from barely-there to super cozy. For this layering trick, shorter styles are best, with less bulk.
If you want a little more coverage that is just as light, a lot of the styles in our Frills & Lace post in February are just as perfect now as earlier in the year, only now you don’t need to layer solid tights under them!
A couple more styles that are great to layer with after the jump! Read more »
We’ve been seeing folks getting pretties for new year and holiday parties and since I wrote about our various sparkly styles last year, I just had to this year too! Maybe it’s not in time for your new year party, but the beginning of new year is a great time to start adding a little something extra to your wardrobe with socks and accessories.
Traditionally, you tell the new year who’s boss with something sparkly! I showed off a lot of our sparkle in last year’s post, but we have some new ways to shine the new year in. The Lurex Leggings are just the right amount of shimmer that can be worn in a fun everyday outfit without being too crazy. The Furry Lurex Leg Warmers, on the other hand, are pretty intense, but also super-duper warm. And they swish pretty wonderfully when you walk.
In the vein of fun to wear but not necessarily something you can sneak into everyday wardrobe, the Rainbow Organza Tutu is amazing, and I think about all of us Dreamers who’ve tried it on have been compelled to skip around happily. It’s a little blacklight reactive too!
But what about those of us who need some flash and fun for regular, every day wear? We’ve got some more sedate, but still fun options for you after the jump! Read more »
Like when we transition into spring, it’s time for socks that can do the double duty of cold mornings and warm afternoons, like the styles we have in our Autumn collection. The days are just going to get colder, so socks that can keep up the pace with the weather, like lightweight wool styles, are the key in autumn.
It’s also getting to be time for tights and leggings, to add that extra layer of warm when you need it. Maybe it isn’t quite cold enough for cotton-lined wool, but lighter weight, open-knit cotton tights like the Codori Crochet Tights will help you keep rocking shorts and skirts as the leaves start to fall. They’re available in two new colours too, Graphite and Espresso! We don’t have images for them yet, but they’re the same as the same colours in the Doris Crochet Trouser Socks.
A couple more transitional options and my favourite OTK trick for when the weather warms up after the jump!
Cozy OTKs that cuff well in wool or cotton are also the perfect thing. I wear a pair of over the knee socks pulled up when I walk to work and end up cuffing them to knee high by the end of the work day.
Now, I’ve got short legs so to get OTKs to cuff properly on me I have to double-cuff them, unless I want to slouch my socks—which I love, but doesn’t work for all styles. It’s a super easy trick that makes all the difference. (Ooh, these socks are in our new item queue and I LOVE them, so keep an eye on What’s New this month for sure!)
It’s also time for leg warmers and arm warmers! We’re already seeing people start to stock up—they’re great because you can layer them when it’s cold and take them off and pop ‘em in a pocket or purse if it warms up.
So how do you transition into fall? Is there a sock or style that you have to stock up on once the leaves start turning?
While we’re watching your sticker picture snaps come in for the contest I thought we could all do with a little bit of fun prettiness (and I really just wanted an excuse to do more colour wheels!) from styles in our Summer and Lightweight collections.
One summer style that is a big favourite with Dreamers and will always remind me of a box of crayons are the Dream Sneakers. They hide under high tops and their ankle band of colour just pops over lower shoes. And they come in packs of two pair!
Now, sometimes you need more than little sneaker socks. Lightweight arm warmers and even an OTK after the jump! Read more »
I don’t know how spring is going elsewhere, but here in the Pacific Northwest March came like a lion and left like a lion and only now, in the middle of April are we really starting to see springy, warm-sun days. This kind of weather calls for arm warmers—they can add a pop of colour to an outfit in the morning and tuck away easily into a pocket or bag later in the day. One of my favourite arm warmer standbys are the Harajuku Arm Warmer, which comes in a rainbow of colours.
(from top left, going clockwise: Emerald Green, Dark Cyan, Purple, Red, California Orange, Yellow)
Not only do they come in twenty five (!) colours, the Harajuku Arm Warmers are the perfect balance of warm and lightweight. They’re short enough to stuff in a jacket pocket when it warms up and the open space for fingers means I can easily slip them down to wash my hands.
Lovely as they are, they aren’t the only arm warmers that have their own pretty rainbow. Two more great spring transitional arm warmer rainbows after the jump!
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