For yourself. Or you could always buy them for the other half and then just steal them.
I had a couple of pairs of these, I reckon five years ago? Cable knit grey and camel ones from La Redoute. I loved this look. Skinny jeans, ankle boots with chunky socks peeking out of the top. I have zero recollection what I was wearing on top. This is now irrelevant - now I would be wearing them, again with ankle boots (I've just ordered some fabulous old school work boots that they'll be great with), skinnies - be them denim, leather or pleather and chunky knits.
Clearly I am obsessed with all things chunky at the moment but I do think that chunky on the bottom is the best way to balance out oversized on the top with something more slender going on in the middle.
These aren't the best example of what I mean but hopefully they will give you an idea. Plus, these are great for filling that gap between shorter jeans and the tops of you boots - also great for adding extra texture and a coordinating shade or additional colour.
How about with thick tights and a skirt....? I can see me needing more than one pair of these (obviously I dumped the La Redoute ones last year not having worn them for a couple of years... although there is one bag in the attic I haven't looked in)
And they have the added advantage of being warm too.
Starting with the most expensive - these are your luxury version.
Wolford Merino Slouch Socks £25
Now I wouldn't be wearing these over the knee - for me, the only reason you'd do this is if you were partaking in a fancy dress party as Brittany Spears. Roll them down.
ASOS Mix Knit Over the Knee Tipped socks £6
These are perhaps top of my list. I love the detailing, I love the shade of grey and I love the price.
Jonathan Astor Cable Knit socks £10
However the bargains of the day have to be at good old Asda.
2 pack textured knee socks were £4 now £2
Or you can push the boat out for £4.... Cable knit knee high socks
Lighter shades now and we're still on a bargain hunt.
Calvin Klein Crochet over the knee socks were £20 now £8
And a studded knee high pair... Calvin Klein Stud Knee High Socks £16
Or a pale grey pair - again £16
Brown Cable knit at River Island for £7 (what is that makes the word "brown" sound so unattractive. I'm going to rechristen these Tobacco - which I appreciate on reflection isn't exactly politically correct but in my book it beats brown, plus you're allowed to say cigarette pants... *hopes she hasn't offended anyone*)
I had some lovely pale camel ones from La Redoute which obviously a) I can't find there and b) I can't find anywhere else. Soddus Lawus. These are the most similar (not ) I can find.
Cable Knit Knee HIgh Socks in Ecru from La Redoute £6
And again in a shade of pale grey
And finishing with a ringer... if the rest of your outfit is plain, these would be fabulous.
Striped Cable Knit Knee highs from M&S £9.50
And even better, they're actually a two pack so you get the pale grey pair for every day wear. Result.
Now you see I could so see the outfit I had on today, benefitting from a pair of chunky socks... you can all tell me I'm bonkers but I'm going in...
Distressed skinnies - Zara
Caitlyn biker boots - Seven Boot Lane
Boucle cardigan - Zara
Black scarf - Mint Velvet
Black Mario bag - Jerome Dreyfuss
Grey wrist warmers - Toast
So tomorrow I'm off to London to escape the burbs and for a Press Day which I look forward to reporting back on. In the meantime this evening, the now 9yr old Aspie has decided he's building the Kallax shelving unit for his sister's bedroom. He has already built three desks and a chest of drawers in the past week. This looked easy. Suffice to say I'm already through half a bottle of wine and he is uttering swear words a 9yr old really should not know. (alas I can't say I blame him as it honestly looks so incredibly simple and IS NOT) Where is The Husband when you need him? (work do)