Knee Sock Style

Your one-stop shop for knee-high socks

It’s not the perfect time to bare legs, but wearing the same pants look day after day can get tired pretty quickly. That’s where knee socks come in. A transitional staple and year-round accessory, knee-high socks add a stylish touch to any dress or skirt look. Unless you frequent Free People every weekend, it’s easy to forget about the tall, cozy socks or write them off as part of the preppy schoolgirl look. Knee-highs are more versatile than you think - you can grunge them up with motorcycle boots or pair them with platform sandals for a fun, feminine feel. See how two bloggers styled theirs below, and shop our selection of budget-friendly knee socks that you’ll never want to take off.

Doina Ciobanu of The Golden Diamonds

Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific

Shop Knee Socks

Marled Stripe Over the Knee Socks (Juniors)

ASOS Mix Knit Over The Knee Tipped Socks

Pretty Polly Sparkle Rib Over-the-Knee Socks

Look Who’s Sockin’ Knee-High - Black

Over the Knee Socks (Juniors)

Abby Over The Knee Sock

Sheer LuxeOver-the-Knee Sock

Over Knee Socks in Nude

Ruffle-Topped Over-the-Knee Socks

Opaque Over-the-Knee Sock

There’s more! Search all knee socks on Wantering here.


Hunter Knee Highs are designed with Hunter Boots in mind. They not only keep you warm as you’re walking through puddles, but also help create a feeling of a more snug fit around the calf. The rib folds right over the boot, showing off the knitty goodness inside, and accenting your raincoat.

The socks are worked in luxurious cables, with decreases added along the cuff to ensure perfect fit, and an optional tubular cast-on that ensures a stretchy feel and tidy look. The classic Dutch heel and four point toe means a well-defined shape for each element of the sock, and a sock that won’t slip off.

We explain how to increase the sock circumference and foot length if needed, including how to increase the size of the heel and toe. The measurements can only be decreased by using smaller needles and/or lighter yarn.

About 250 g of DK weight merino wool, US size 3 circulars, and a sewing needle - a pretty simple kit! If you would like to work the tubular cast-on, remember to pick up some waste yarn and smaller needles.

The sock is worked in cables, so it’s good to know how to use cable needles or otherwise switch stitches around. That said, if you’ve never tried it before, this is a perfect opportunity to give it a shot!

Note also that the pattern for the cables is presented in a chart, though all other instructions are written.

Find the Hunter Knee Highs pattern here, and follow us for more ideas, inspiration, patterns and projects! 

5 Affordable Winter Outfits

How to dress stylish and stay warm on a budget

Winter is the best time to truly nail the layered look. But when you’re shopping for multiple pieces of cold weather clothing, especially outwear, the price of an outfit can quickly add up. Lucky for you, we’ve scoured your favorite brands and shops for the most affordable and stylish outfit options. With every item under $100, you can now create the layered look you love without going over your budget. From flared coats and faux fur to sweater dresses and knitted scarves, shop five affordable winter outfits below that will keep you stylish and cozy for the rest of the season.

Shop Look 1

Style tip: pair a long coat with a knitted sweater dress and knee socks.

Flared Coat

Nasty Gal Rise & Shine Turtleneck Sweater Dress

Kyi Kyi Fox Fur Pom-Pom Slouchy Knit Hat

Microfiber Over the Knee Boot Liners

ASOS Leather Gloves With Knitted Cuff And Touch Screen Detail

Shop Look 2

Style tip: try wearing colored faux fur with trousers and loafers, but don’t forget socks to keep your ankles warm!

Chevron Stripe Faux Fur Coat

ASOS Cable Sweater With Turtleneck

Textured Scuba Cigarette Trousers

Sheer Trim Ankle Socks

ASOS MEDIEVAL Pointed Loafers

Shop Look 3

Style tip: throw on a chunky turtleneck and accessorize with a wool fedora, thick scarf and a furry handbag.

Tweedy Ribbed Roll Neck Jumper

Tie Dye Faded Effect Wool Hat

Indah Embroidered Scarf

Furry City Bag

Monki Lucie Grunge Sole Ankle Boots

Shop Look 4

Style tip: pair a graphic sweater with all black and let your top be the statement.

Knit Sweater

FlawlessFX Super Skinny Jeans

Mango Military Coat

Black pointed ankle boots

Pearl-Embellished Beanie

Shop Look 5

Style tip: pastels looks great in winter too! Coats suggested.


ASOS Oversized Square Scarf In Blown Up Check

‘Favorite’ Soft Cotton Turtleneck

Asymmetric Skirt

Falke Soft Wool-Blend Knit Tights

Want to search for more winter style? Shop from over 150 stores and brands here.