I've always wanted to pair thigh-high socks with a shift dress and tie it all together with Mary Janes.
But no matter how fit my physique gets, my legs are still thick. So, basically, I've been denying myself this little piece of fashion nirvana since I was 12. Maybe I'll have my chance this spring.
While longer skirts are definitely the trend of the year, shorter ones are not a faux pas, and this season, when it comes to the sheath, socks will replace opaque tights, leaving more room for skin - and for mistakes, too, if you aren't careful.
Not only are stylists and retailers leading the way by showing us contrasting black socks with white or patent leather shoes for a totally mod look, they are teaching us how to play with color and texture as well. For instance, you can wear taxicab-yellow peep-toe shoes with a brown striped sock. Or orange shoes with navy-blue socks paired with a white short skirt.