Your legs deserve the best
On January check our leggings for find the right pair that fit your legs!
Leggings aren’t pants…they’re something even better! Whether you wear them for the comfort, the style, or the snazzy prints, there are plenty of reasons why leggings are better than boring old pants!
“Put a sock in it”
Meaning: a request to be quiet
This is a colloquial phrase that originated in the early 20th century. It is generally used when someone is being so noisy as to annoy others. The imagery behind the phrases is that putting a sock in whatever was causing the noise would quieten it down.
‘Pull your socks up’
Meaning: to make an effort to improve your work/ behaviour because it is not good enough
There’s no exact reasoning behind this phrase. Some have suggested it came from the military and was a call to wake up the men. As military men were always ready to go, all they’d need to do to be fully kitted up would be to pull their socks up.
‘Sock it to someone’
Meaning: to say or do something to someone in a very strong and direct way
It comes from probably around 17th Century Britain, when people said ‘give someone sock’. This meant to give someone a thrashing.
‘Blow/Knock your socks off’
Meaning: If something knocks your socks off, you find it extremely exciting or good.
The phrase was originally documented in the American South in the 1940s, where the phrase referred to beating somebody in a fight (similar to “knock his block off”). For this reason, the phrase originally had negative connotations, but began to acquire more positive connotations as the phrase was used more figuratively as a synonym for astonishing or impressing somebody.
‘Bless their cotton socks’
Meaning: said about someone, especially an adult, when you are pretending that you like them
It seems that a Far Eastern Bishop Cotton used to bless socks before they were distributed as charity. The expression derives from a package labelled “Cotton’s socks – for blessing”. Why he only distributed (or only blessed) socks, was not revealed.
The best thing about fashion is that it keeps evolving. You can mix and match accessories from your closet to make a fashion statement that is truly unique. Wearing socks with heels is guaranteed to catch anyone’s attention, however this interesting look can go from disarming to disaster in the blink of an eye if not worn correctly.
Here are some tips that will tell you how to rock heels and socks and stand out from the crowd!
Ankle length socks
Ankle length socks are the best to start with and we are sure you will have plenty of them, if not now you have a reason to buy them! To be on the safer side try matching your socks with the main colour of your outfit to get a balanced look. Once you get comfortable you will start experimenting with different colours on your own. If you have plain socks pair them with printed pumps for an effortlessly stylish vibe.
Tip: Stick to basic colours like white, grey, peach and ice blue.
Knee high socks
Do you love those comfy knee high socks? They can look glamorous if worn with the right pair of shoes. The classic black and white combination doesn’t just look classy but will also never get old. A must try for women who prefer staying in style is wearing printed knee high socks with heels and a short dress or skirt.
Tip: Always wear a plain dress with printed knee high socks.
Add some drama to those bright colour laced up heels with crew socks in soft colours or vice versa. This is one combination where you can play around with a lot of colours for a young and fresh style statement. It’s all about creating your own style, being comfortable and being the envy of all you meet!
I know what you’re thinking, leggings aren’t socks. But while we are discussing fashion, let’s not miss out on this versatile clothing. Versatile because leggings can be paired with anything, whether it’s a tunic, a loose t-shirt or with a skirt and it always looks great. No matter what you choose to wear above your favourite leggings, team it up with a pair of wedges for an ultra-glam look.
by Citrusox Shop
Socks are often given a lot less attention than they rightfully deserve. They are always by your side through thick and thin, when you are cold and also when you are in pain. But you scarcely give them a second glance. Those socks in your wardrobe once had a companion and are now single because you were too lazy to find their match.
If you think socks are merely utilitarian, try imagining a world with no socks. You think you can survive it? Well, let’s find out.
A world without socks…
Smelly and sweaty feet will be a part of life
Don’t you just hate that friend whose feet always stinks? Well it’s time to learn how to live with it, because stinky and smelly feet will be a part of your life. No matter what you do prepare to have your olfactory senses assaulted wherever you go.
Solution: Stay indoors for the rest of your life!
Say hello to painful feet
If your job involves a lot of running say hello to pain and shoe blisters. They will become a permanent thing. Buying a larger shoe size won’t help either, because those shoes will cause pain too. Attending parties too would have been so much easier if there was something to cover your feet from those heels. Missing your no show socks?
And those freezing winter nights!
Imagine a comfy and warm feeling on your feet on cold winter nights. Feels good right, snuggling in your bed with that warmth? That’s how sleeping socks may have felt. But, that feeling will be a figment of your imagination because remember this is life without socks.
Solution: Move your bed near the fireplace.
Socks on or socks off in bed? If you have pestered yourself enough with whether you should wear a pair of socks to bed or not, we have a definitive answer for you. Wearing socks to bed is good for you. Here are 5 obvious benefits to advocate our case for us.
Avoid hot flashes and night sweat
An awesome fact is that the human body has its own body temperature regulation system and usually when you sleep, your body temperature drops. Socks help you regulate your body temperature which in turn helps you avoid hot flashes and night sweat. Socks ensure that you sleep peacefully and without any such disturbances.
Bid farewell to cracked feet
Playing footsie with your loved one in bed is cute but the last thing you’d want is to ruin the make out session because of rough cracked feet. Skin chaffing is a common problem that people with oily skin also experience due to certain kind of shoes that they wear. Whether you have an oily skin type or dry skin type, wear socks to heal cracked and chaffed skin on your feet and prevent further damage. Use a sizeable dollop of moisturizer for good measure.
Slap on all those magazine prescribed packs
Your favourite magazines always carry a photo of perfectly smooth legs. They prescribe an extensive list of some weird concoctions and beauty masks for being the secret behind those legs. Generally they advise you to apply these packs overnight to achieve the best results. What follows is a tussle between messed up bed sheets and sexy-smooth legs. Wear an old pair of knee socks after applying the mask and doze off. This way you’ll have smoother legs and clean sheets as well!
One less funny smell in bed
250,000 is the number of sweat glands that are shared by a pair of human feet. These glands are the perfect breeding ground for various bacteria and fungi, all of which result in your feet smelling funny. Wearing a pair of socks will help you avoid stinky feet as socks will absorb all the excessive sweat and prevent bacteria built up which will result in less foul odour. Wear a fresh pair of socks to bed, goes without saying.
Sleep through an earthquake
Feet need to be kept relatively warm so that your body can relax and cause you to fall asleep faster. If your feet are cold, then your body has to work actively to heat them up and this prevents you from falling asleep. Wear a pair of snug socks and keep your feet toasty warm and sleep past an earthquake! Well, almost.
By Citrusox Shop
How do you select your pair of socks each morning? One that matches your pants, right? Well that’s the rule of thumb that most men go by. Grey socks with grey pants and black socks with black pants, pretty straight and simple.
But, that’s just boring! Today, socks have evolved in so many ways that even at formal events professionals are seen going beyond the match-and-wear rule.
Bright colored socks and those with bold prints are currently in vogue. However, one has to be really careful while teaming up these socks with other clothing to complete your look.
When can you wear bright colored socks?
- When wearing a simple outfit
A bright and unique pair of sock will instantly make your simple outfit look interesting. Perfect for days when you decide to step out in your t-shirt/jeans or collared shirt/khakis.
2) When you want to try different colors
Show off your color coordination skills by complementing a pair of sock with a subtly matching outfit, preferably with sports jacket, pocket square, sweater or the pattern of jacket.
3) When you’re planning to remove your shoes
There are times when you have to remove your shoes, probably while going on a business trip or just because you want to relax. Of course the no-shoes occasions won’t always be planned but when they are show off your bright socks collection.
These are just three situations where you can flaunt your bright colored socks collection, however, there’s one time you should definitely wear them—when you feel like wearing it.
Before you set out to showcase your socks styling ideas, there are a few rules that you should know.
1) When unsure, go with the classics
Those who have always gone by the rule can start off with something less crazy. Stick to the classics like striped, paisley and argyle or look for socks that have no more than 3 colors.
“Match” and “coordinate” are not the same thing. It is not necessary that your socks have to match some piece of clothing. Instead of matching think of colors that can go well together, for example choose a color from your t-shirt pattern and select socks in the same shade to go with it.
3) Keep contrast levels in check
No matter what you wear be sure to keep your contrast levels in check. If you are wearing subtle or low-contrast color on the upper half of your body, wearing a bright eye popping color on the lower half is not a good idea. Make sure you maintain the contrast between your trousers and shoes just the way you do it for your shirt and jacket.
You hop out of bed with a big grin, walk to the kitchen counter and pour yourself a warm glass of milk to go with a plate of cookies. Are you wondering why it’s acceptable to gorge on cookies for breakfast? The answer stands behind you, draped in a fairy lights, tall and green, your magnificent Christmas tree. Christmas is on its way and it’s your time to play Santa to your circle of friends. If you have trouble deciding what to get your friends on the nice list, well we might have a little magic product. It’s a pair of socks!
Here are 5 reasons why socks make the best Christmas gift!
1. It’s practical and cute!
Socks aren’t just another Christmas gift left on the mantel or a box of chocolates, forgotten after consumption. It’s a lasting reminder of that Christmas. Each time your nephew or your little brother slip on the socks you brought them for Christmas, they not only think of the comfort they offer but also the early morning race to open the gifts, the delight they felt when they saw those cute firefly socks and most importantly they remember you!
2. It’s warm and fuzzy like Christmas
Have you tried slipping into your cosy socks on a winter night and watching a marathon of Bridget Jones movies with a hot cup of cocoa? Well we can assure you it’s one of the best feelings in the world. They make your feet feel toasty and warm, just like the warmth you feel when you hear carollers singing to the tunes of ‘Silent Night’. So this Christmas gift your friends a companion for their Christmas movie marathon. Knock their socks off!
3. Because sock puppets
Socks aren’t your average Joes. There is so much more to them! There is a secret character hidden in each one. You can stich a button on one and stick some cool hair extensions and you have your very own sock puppet. So if your friend has been awaiting the arrival of his own Mr. Socko, you can now make that dream a reality with just a little bit of accessories and a lot of sock! It’s time to pull your socks up.
4. The Big Sock
Throw those Christmas stockings away, it’s time to bring in the big sock. It can serve as your very own Christmas gift basket. You can stuff the sock to the brim just like Santa’s gift sack and place it under the Christmas tree to surprise your family.
5. Even the Wizard World agrees
Socks aren’t just a big deal here but also in a faraway land filled with house elves, wizards, witches and wands. From Dumbledore to Dobby, the power of socks is undeniable. When the prime proprietor, Dumbledore, bestows a superior honour on the sock species by admitting that all he wants for Christmas is socks, it’s difficult to ignore it. So get your friends some socks and free their inner Dobby.