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How to wear ankle socks

Knee socks are not just for little girls or school uniforms. 

1. Pay attention to the fabric. The socks should be lightweight and look more refined than what you would wear with, say, a pair of Chuck Taylors.

2. Think androgyny rather than girlie. Pair with mannish brogues and a tailored jacket to give your outfit an overall polished and grown-up feel.

3. Skirt length is everything. A mid-thigh, A-line number is just short enough to make a knee-sock ensemble look young (but not primary school young) and fresh. If you're wearing one of the season’s popular midi-length skirts with knee socks, you'll probably look too matronly.