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A love of autumn colours made me jump the gun a couple weeks ago, with some fall colour wheels. But tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox and the first day of fall. Days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer (and colder!). I thought I’d throw together a little gradient of dark and warmth, with the help of our wonderful new advanced search options. (hint, to play along, check “Autumn” from the Theme list and then start chosing colours, I went for Off White/Natural, Grey and Black—be sure to click “ALL” so you get more options!)
The days are still pretty bright and long, but I’m finding in the morning I want taller socks or light leg warmers until it warms up enough.
(I sort of cheated on the search terms here, because I’ve actually been rocking that yellow pair of Harajuku Leg Warmers pretty much every morning! They fit over my shoes easy, so when the sun hits the sky I can slip them off and rock my ankle socks.)
As the weeks go on, evening is going to start coming earlier and earlier and socks will get higher. Arm warmers will start to become a little more important to keep the chill out.
Soon, tights and leggings will be a necessary option. Maybe even tights with legwarmers or socks!
And finally, it will be dark most of the day and cold, not chilly. Wool and other warmest things will be necessary! We’ll be cuddled and bundled until the longest night of the year in December, when the sun starts winning the war again.
Brr! I’m cold already thinking about it. Which is probably for the best, because it’s still warm here. I just have to remember that soon that’ll be just a memory.
Somehow, with all the colour wheels I’ve done, I’ve totally missed doing one for fall! And although the official first day of fall isn’t until September 22nd this year, I’m already feeling a chill in the morning. So quick, before the leaves fall off the trees, let’s take in some fabulous fall colours. Let’s follow how the trees change colour, from green to red and the warm shades in between!
I personally never want summer to end, but I have to say I won’t regret colder temperatures opening up the world of thick, cuddly socks for me again! There’s lots more fall socks to choose from in our Autumn collection, where there’s also lots of great back to school options.
Web designer extraordinaire Olivia has done it again with this month’s fabulous new theme for Halloween!
This theme is so sweet we may be tempted to keep it up past the end of the month and to celebrate the season of playing dress up, or just showing off our favorite autumn outfits, we’re adding new items for fall just as fast as we can (which, try as we might, never seems fast enough) including several new items for our ever growing Halloween section…
My personal favorite from this latest batch of Halloween goodies are the Candy Corn socks…
Based on our classic “striped knees” DreaM Stockings
*made exclusively for us in the USA using recycled cotton*
this version won’t be around long so if you love the bright colors grab a pair while you can.
…but worry not, we’re getting a darker version soon that should last us all the way til winter creeps in.
And when winter does creep in, me and my dogs are going to stay nice and cozy no matter what our crazy Portland weather throws at us!
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?
Last year I blogged some socks that work well for school uniforms. To make it easier to find plain socks that one can match to uniform colours, we now have a Solid Collection. It’s “just the socks, ma’am,” no patterns or stripes, just flat knit, cables and other single-colour socks. We’ve got some new styles to go with the basics too!
Of course, not everybody is still in school or have family who is. And there’s a lot more about going back to school than uniforms! We’ve got some fun school-themed socks after the jump. Read more »
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