35 In Style

The Joy of Socks

For the price of a fancy coffee, you can make a style statement.  In this case it is pair of £6 socks.  I’ve worn this (in my opinion fabulous) Miu Miu coat several times on the blog, and will wear it several more, no doubt… that’s what investment dressing is all about, but despite the coat, the real scene stealer here is a humble pair of cotton socks (these, from Amazon).  I’d been looking for a pair of sufficiently obnoxious socks to wear with some heeled sandals, but the combination of this rainbow argyle pair with my cognac and orange Miu Miu heels was too much to resist.  The orange diamond in the socks and the orange straps on the shoes cried out for a play date.

I bought these socks in a few other colours too because, well, London is dreary at the moment.  February is my least favourite month here.  It is cold and grey.  The air is motionless and heavy.  There is the dampness, which allows the cold to make its way deep into your bones.  The only cure for my wintery ‘February discontent’ is lashings of tea, and COLOUR.  If you’ve spent more than two minutes on my blog or in my company, you’ll know I’m fond of a statement anything.  A statement ring (see photo below).  A statement coat.  A statement necklace.  A statement headband.  A statement earring (see photo further below).  A statement lipstick.  So… these are statement socks.

I know they’re not for everyone, but running around town in these, I got smiles and compliments on them… quite a feat in grouchy grey February.  I am unlikely to see any sparkling sunshine this month, so I made my own with statement jewellery.  I’m also unlikely to see any rainbows, so I made do with statement socks.  Sometimes we have to make our own Vitamin D substitute, don’t we?

“In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.” -Albert Camus.  I’m going to advocate that we all dig deep into our winter wardrobes and find a few bright sparkly pieces to each create our own ‘invincible summer.’  If you need a cheap and cheerful refresh, maybe try some statement accessories.  Who’s with me!?

Statement ring and statement socks

Asymmetrical Swarovski earrings by Swarovski x Peter Pilotto

Pink door and socksWhen your neighbour’s door works with your outfit.

orange door, bright socks

Coat: Miu Miu (old)
Dress: Winser London
Socks: Amazon
Shoes: Miu Miu (old)
Earrings: Peter Pilotto x Swarovski (sold out)
Ring: Sequinist
Sunglasses: Rihanna-ZeroUV

Linking to: notdressedaslamb, fashionshouldbefun,

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  • Reply
    Emma Peach
    February 12, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    Those socks certainly brighten up a dull winter’s day! They look fantastic with the Miu Miu shoes. I can’t wait to see the other socks you bought!

    Emma xxx
    www. style-splash.com

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      Lisa
      February 12, 2017 at 11:50 AM

      Thank you, Emma! I must be losing my mind because I don’t even like pink and I bought a bright pink pair 🙂 xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    February 12, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    You might get me to wear things like this as it looks so good on you. No, I would never ever wear knee socks, but these are Fun with a capital. The match with those fantastic shoes is made in heaven. How about if I try this in tights first? Would they have them in tights? Of course the coat and earrings are pretty darned good too.
    Give husband my compliments for the photos. (If it was him taking them.)
    Greetje

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      Lisa
      February 12, 2017 at 11:56 AM

      Yes, I think you could definitely try some crazy coloured and patterned tights first, to ease your way in! I’ll let you know if I find any good ones, Greetje. I even thought about wearing plain black tights WITH these socks but I forgot about it until you just mentioned tights now. We’ll have you in bright socks in no time…

      I’ll pass along your compliments to Matthias, thank you! xx

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    RetroChicMama
    February 12, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    The socks are fabulous Lisa (you know I’m a fan of socks with heels) but it’s the ring I’m mesmerised by! It blew me away when I saw it on your Instagram & seeing it in situ now it is even more impressive. I’m going to check out your new shop now!

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      Lisa
      February 12, 2017 at 3:49 PM

      Awww, thank you so much, Michelle! I’ll have the ring in a few more colours soon after the school holidays are over! xx

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    rozanne swift
    February 12, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    “Sufficiently obnoxious socks” – what a brilliant turn of phrase! This post really made me smile on just such a bone-chilling February day. I have been feeling uncharacteristically drawn to mad socks lately and now I understand why, thanks for the inspiration!

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      Lisa
      February 12, 2017 at 3:50 PM

      See Rozanne? The February blahs are driving you to mad socks as well! I think you need a pair… let me know what you get! xx

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    mithra ballesteros (@findernotkeeper)
    February 12, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    I’m in! The sock thing scares me but you are the equivalent of my 7th grade friend Laurie who introduced me to Pink Floyd and black lights. Thank you for lighting the way.

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      Lisa
      February 12, 2017 at 3:52 PM

      Oh good, Mithra. I bet you’ll be sporting some funky socks soon. I’d put on about three pairs for warmth if I lived where you live! Love to you xx

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    Gail
    February 12, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    A great way to chase away the Feb gloom. Earrings are fab too.
    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 8:02 PM

      Thanks, Gail! I love those earrings too… another love at first sight online thing. xx

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    Samantha Blair
    February 12, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Ooooo this is a sqeeeeeeeeal moment for me!
    Those SHOES……. sigh.
    Those cheeky socks? So much fun. I LOVE them.
    This half grown-up, half cheeky-minx outfit is right up my street and I will be having a rummage through my sock drawer ASAP.
    XXX
    Samantha

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 8:02 PM

      I’m so glad you like the outfit, Samantha! You must have some amazing argyle socks in your neck of the woods, no? I’ll bet your sock drawer is FABULOUS. xx

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    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut
    February 13, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    Now that’s some statement socks, Lisa! These certainly made my day here in the slowly-waking-up-to-spring-but-not-quite-there-yet French countryside. I know I’ve said it before but I will say it again and again – I looooove your Miu Miu coat! My favourite! xx Abby

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM

      Awwww, thank you so much, gorgeous! I love the coat too; I don’t see me ever tiring of it. xx

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    LA CONTESSA
    February 13, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    GORGEOUS GLORIOUS SUNNY YOU!
    NO SUN AT ALL IN FEBRUARY????
    I have my hotel name………plan on writing you an email today after I go to exercise!
    SENDING SUN FROM CALIFORNIA!!!!
    XX

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 7:59 PM

      PLEASE send sun in February! It really is the worst month here; I’m glad you’re coming in May! Chat soon xx

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    notdressedaslamb
    February 13, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    These socks are simply EPIC, Lisa… I love the confidence with which you wear them – with the Miu Miu coat and heels the whole outfit is nothing short of gorgeously awesome and yummy. Top marks for the post title, too ;))) hehe

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 7:59 PM

      OH! I wondered if anyone would get the post title! I’m glad you liked that, Catherine. And I KNEW you’d love these socks 🙂 xx

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    Nancy
    February 13, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Wow! You look fabulous! And that coat….my god….to die for!

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 7:58 PM

      Thank you so much, Nancy! xx

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    Michelle
    February 13, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Ah Lisa you do make me smile! I have always said that life is too short for sensible socks, and you have made that point beautifully. The next time I visit I swear I am going to rummage around in your sock drawer!
    Michelle xx

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 7:57 PM

      Trust the lady with fox socks to like this particular pair! I might have to rummage in your sock drawer too, haha! xx

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    Anna Parkes
    February 13, 2017 at 6:09 PM

    These surely are statement socks Lisa! Real sock it to ya socks and I love them. I should think you really stood out amongst the weary old greys and blacks of the London commuters. And the coat, well it’s rather fab too.

    Wishing you a lovely week x
    Anna
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 7:56 PM

      Thank you, Anna! I’m not surprised at all that you like them. The coat is a joy; I love having a few pieces like it to work around everything else. Wishing a lovely week right back to you xx

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    rachel
    February 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    I love socks, especially with peep toe clogs and strappy heels Been looking for knee length pattern ones in wool as I really feel the cold in my feet!

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 7:55 PM

      Knee length sock are SUCH a treat in this weather, and doubly stylish with clogs and heels, Rachel! Love that. xx

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    Mia Peters
    February 13, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    What a great post, and a great blog! I love the socks and I’m very tempted to try that look out. I have just come across your blog and have been binge reading as I am holed up with the flu right now. If I pluck up the courage to try the sock and heel combo I will post a picture.

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 7:53 PM

      Oh, poor you with the flu! I hope you mend quickly, Mia. I’m so pleased you like the blog and the post. DEFINITELY post a picture of your socks and heels when you’re feeling good! xx

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    Little Red
    February 14, 2017 at 5:18 AM

    Those socks have my name written all over them! Must add to my collection of argyle socks.

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      Lisa
      February 14, 2017 at 7:51 PM

      Oh fabulous! That thrills me, Little Red. They conveniently have a red diamond on them to match with red things! xx

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    Stella Asteria
    February 18, 2017 at 10:27 AM

    What an amazing look my dear Lisa! Now I see that these fab Peter Pilot x Swarovski ring is same look with this amazing socks & pumps combo! I couldn’t tell on instagram! Fantastic style and balance! You are absolutely nailing the socks & pumps trend and I would love to wear this look head to toe!
    Have an amazing weekend my dear! Can’t wait to see you!
    xoxo
    Stella
    http://www.stellaasteria.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 18, 2017 at 7:10 PM

      Thank you so much, Stella! I’m so pleased you like my colourful ensemble. Can’t wait to see you too! xx

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    suzannecarillo
    February 22, 2017 at 9:30 PM

    Fabulous!!!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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