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Make It Work: Socks and Skirts

Socks and skirts can be really great together provided they don't look too much like a Cher Horowitz Halloween costume. To prevent that, we'd suggest following these simple templates below, courtesy of Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Dolce & Gabbana and Tibi. They'll do you right.

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Indulge fall's baroque trend by print mixing an embroidered skirt with equally ornate lace socks.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012 via Fairchild Archive

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Thick cashmere socks will keep you just as warm as those standby sheer black tights–but they look way fresher.

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 via Fairchild Archive

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Choose socks that are ivory—not stark—schoolgirl white, then wear them a little slouchy and paired with a chunky knit.

Mulberry Fall 2011 via Fairchild Archive

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Only let a slice of skin show, not a centimeter more.

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