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Though science makes the reality more inexact, “equinox” means equal amounts of night and day. We get roughly the same amount of light and dark on the first day of fall on the Autumnal Equinox (and in spring for the Vernal Equinox!). With that in mind, I thought I’d give you some equally fabulous options in both night and day versions.
All the “night” styles are pulled from our fabulous Autumn section and the “day” styles are from the Lightweight category. And if your transitional seasons are anything like ours, then having both cozy and breezy styles to hand is vital this time of year!
Black and red is fun, but so sophisticated if you make the red dark. The M Squared is a light little style that scrunches beautifully for the day, while the Super Stripes take on the night with bold bands of colour.
And with that warm glow of day, I’ll leave you to enjoy your first day of fall!
The specific fear of Friday the 13th is Friggatriskaidekaphobia (or Paraskevidekatriaphobia, depending on if you go Greek or Norse for your fifth-day naming). But it’s associated with thirteen, which sparks Triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13. So this week, as we all start amping up for Halloween, let’s look at some socks that’ll push your phobias. If cats, spiders, blood, beards or bees squick you out, then tread carefully!
Let’s start out with a softball. Pogonophobia, the fear of beards. I’m not certain if this includes moustaches, but if so? That means these styles are terrifying.
Cats. You either love ‘em or you’ve got Ailurophobia (or you could just moderately dislike them, or feel indifferent, whatever). That’s totally understandable when clearly, based on socks, they are plotting something devious and gathering in upsettingly large numbers.
More terror after the jump!
Deep cool tones are in common for September’s birthstone and flower. Deep blue Sapphires and purple Asters are like the earlier evenings we’re starting to see. The constellation for most of this month is Virgo, which is associated with Persephone, a perfect beginning to autumn.
Sapphires are really just blue rubies, which is wild! Well, they’re not all blue, but that’s the colour they’re most commonly associated with. Actually, if they’re pink but not pink enough to be a ruby, then they’re pink sapphires, which are another favourite shade of this stone.
But! Did you know what common flower is also part of the Asteraceae family? The dandelion. It’s true, I’ll wait while you look it up.
Virgo, the constellation until the last week of September, is a little tricky to depict in sock form. Sure, it’s associated with Persephone, but I already looked at pomegranates in January! Hmm. The coming of autumn and cold, the word “virgin” . . . ah-ha! Virgin wool. Perfect for those cool days that are creeping in. B.Ella has a lot of beautiful styles that use virgin wool, but here are three that speak to the season.
I know a lot of folks are looking forward to the season change. Just two scant weeks until the Equinox when it is officially fall!
From gorgeous patterns to fabulous textures, socks can be wearable works of art. Our Artistic category gathers the finest examples of fine art-inspired styles into a curated category that would make any gallerist proud. So let’s take a field trip to the Museum of Sock Art!
We’ll start with two styles that are so familiar they need no introduction, that enigmatic smiling Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. A Renaissance beauty and one of the most easily recognised Post-Impressionist works.
Next we have our lovely Art Nouveau wing. The iconic design elements of Art Nouveau are most recognisable from their beautiful posters and advertisements, like the iconic black cat of cabaret posters, or the full and twining blooms that were such a key part of framing design.
Working during the same time frame was the fantastic symbolist Gustav Klimt. Somehow taking simple shapes like spirals, he created pieces that are recognisable even when reinterpreted as pure pattern.
Before we move on to more modern works, let’s pop into the international wing and see some lovely works of art from Japan. These tabi socks’ take on and a Kabuki player and Hokusai’s woodblock print of mount Fuji is are fun interpretations of two of Japan’s richly traditional arts, printmaking and theatre.
Now for a bit of modern art! Mondrian’s colour blocking has been interpreted so many ways, from pop-art dresses in the 60′s to unique and playful furniture. The Plasticism Midcalves are probably our favourite though (we are a little biased towards socks).
We don’t have time to go through the entire museum, but feel free to wander around and take in some comfy culture!
Step into my sock-powered time machine as we travel back back, BACK to August 2011 when I pointed out our new Solid option for choosing uniform-code appropriate socks for back to school. How old fashioned was that?! Nowadays, our new-fangled technology can zoom you right to solid socks in any height you want (like the popular knee highs, OTKs and midcalves!).
By clicking “Solid” in the Pattern/Texture area of Advanced Search, all you’ve got to do, really, is pick your uniform or school colours and sock coverage style! Just be sure you choose “ANY” while you’re picking your school colours, though. It’s very rare that we’d classify a solid sock as both Blue and Yellow (I guess that would be straight up Green?)
Though, if you do need multiple school colours representing at once, that’s easy enough to do. Just keep the colours restricted by “ALL” and choose “Striped” instead of “Solid” from the Pattern/Texture area of Advanced Search for a shortcut to school pride!
We even have a great present for teacher, so you can start the year on the right foot.
So, whether you’re school shopping for yourself or someone else have fun and drop us a line if you have any questions!