If you’re like me and continue to wear trans-seasonal short dresses in winter applied with stockings, you’ll love the otk sock option. This look is totally cute and a real head-turner. It’s an easy way to bring star style to your regular wardrobe.
Paired with shorts (something a bit longer and looser – winter appropriate please, no demin cut offs after May), or a cute dress or skirt (again, generally something loose, you know how we feel about tight on tight – think of otks as upside-down leggings) make for a fresh (and warm) winter outfit.
|Image by Mary Wagner|
First of all, if you’re wearing otks with a skirt, avoid anything pleated or plaid. Otks give an outfit a preppy styling, an element of what some might call school-girl fashion. However, a full-on school-inspired outfit looks costumey and cheap. Let Harajuku girls have their fun. But if I see a Kiwi wearing otks with pigtails and pleats, and it’s not at a fancy dress, I’ll go bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
Secondly, if you try them on at home and you end up with muffin-top on your legs, try a shorter length, or avoid the trend altogether. A pair of black stockings are perfectly good – and flattering. Stick with what works. No one wants to see legs like exploded sausage casings poking out of your socks.
Last, but not least in this trap-laden trend, the look calls for an actual sock. Please, please, please, don’t let me see you out there in knee-high stockings or stay ups. The look is preppy, not prostitute. Stay ups fall into the category of lingerie and should not be seen on the streets. You Have Been Warned.
I'm trying it out tonight. And if you're lucky, I might even share the results! xx