Oh man! It’s getting chill-tastic in Austin!
And by chill-tastic, I of course mean it’s 55ºF. Cold weather pansies unite!
You know how puppies get a little wild and frisky when it starts getting cold outside? You let them into the backyard and they just tear across the yard + roll around in leaves, all the while sporting that happy puppy face? That’s how I’m feeling these days. (Yup. Just compared myself to a puppy.) All energized + frisky about the cold weather.
Sidenote — I just looked up frisky on thesaurus.com and some of the synonyms are too hilarious not to share:
Zesty. Coltish. Feeling one’s oats. Frolicsome. Larkish.
And my personal favorite:
Full of beans.
True story. I did not make this up. I am apparently feeling full of beans right now. Where are those laughing-so-hard-you’re-crying emojis when you need them?!
Ahem. We’ve gotten way off topic here.
SO it’s been chilly in Austin + I’m looking for ways to layer on the warmth. I love ankle boots — I actually never wear tall boots anymore — but sometimes ankle boots just need a little extra warmth. And while, yes, I prefer to go sockless, sometimes a girl just needs a cozy pair of socks.
So I’ve been experimenting with socks + ankle boots. And I’ve settled on the way I’ll be wearing my socks + ankle boots this fall/winter: Rolled jeans + tucked socks.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Give your jeans two little rolls.
2. Slip on your socks + bunch them up + tuck them under your jeans
3. Slip your ankle booties on + adjust as necessary
To me, these camp socks make the whole socks-with-boots thing feel a little more modern + cool. The socks almost kind of maybe blend with the jeans, making it a subtle look. Can’t go wrong with subtle.
I tried this same combination, but with the socks on the outside of the jeans and … something just seemed a little off about it. It wasn’t for me this time. Maybe later.
I also tried boots with regular, thinner, patterned socks but as cute as the socks were (maroon + white dots!), it just looked off to me. Like it was fun sock day at school … or my jeans were too short … or something.
But that’s just me. And we’re all figuring this out together anyway, right?
And no matter what, we’ll all just laugh at our clothes in a few years anyway, right?
So there’s really no wrong way to do it — wear what makes you feel happy.
Boots: Sam Edelman