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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!
Looking up crafty sock ideas to share with you all I found an almost endless ocean of inspiration! It was hard to pick just one DIY idea this week, but turning socks into arm warmers is a perfect blend of fun and useful. We’ve got a couple ways to do it and some links with even more ideas!
Now, for something far more useful, turning one long sock into two cozy arm warmers. You can do it with two socks (matching or unmatching) too, which means you can keep the cuff, but if you’re using widowed socks or the Crafty Bundles, then you likely have just one sock to work with. But I like these kind of warmers a lot as the weather starts getting warmer and everything doesn’t have to be so snug.
The how-to, with links to more tutorials after the jump! Read more »
I was going to write about our Vices collection, but it looks like everybody stocked up before making resolutions! So how about some sparkle for the new year? Because for me, sparkle is a vice.
It’s too late to suggest socks and accessories for new year parties, but sparkle shouldn’t be confined to just beginnings. The shine of a new year, like a treat still in its wrapper, sort of begs for sparkles and shine. But rocking a little glitz can help keep up the hope a year began with into the following months.
I can think of nothing more appropriate than the sparkle of rhinestones to kick off a new year. Silver sparkles dress up basic leggings and little net gloves—because basics don’t have to be boring.
For leg warmers we have a nice gradient of shimmer, from the delicate stripe of shine, to bold stars, or an all out lurex marl, heavy on the sparkle. You can choose your level of sparkle:
Thigh highs, tights and more after the jump! Read more »