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I feel like I always do my DIYs in pairs… so here’s another!

It seems some designers have hipped to the idea that one standout “DIY” look in a collection goes a long to spread a brand, and potentially spawn a trend, which ultimately equals sales. Alexander Wang (a fellow former Teen Vogue intern, holla!) has been so immensely successful due in part to his masterful branding of a look girls can attain whether they splurge on his impeccable details/quality or put it together from just old sweats, tees, and leather. The downtown tough-girl chic ultimately reads: Alexander Wang, so he still wins at the retail game.

Ok, that was kind of a tangent… but this really simple DIY is an easy way to get a Wang look without the Wang price tag. You probably have the makings of these sock brace/suspenders from his Spring 2010 collection lying around or can them pick up for under $10. I used:

American Apparel Unisex Knee High Socks

White Eyeliner

Fabric Glue

Elastic Band


(optional) Fabric Seam Sealant

Trace U-shaped outline using white eyeliner – make sure to do this with socks ON for stretch accuracy – then cut out. Glue/sew on elastic band. I plan to run these through my sewing maching and finish the edges at some point, but they were definitely wearable without and didn’t fray even without seam sealant (but would over time).

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The rest of my kinda Wang-inspired look: Aldo hat, cut AA shirt, F21 skirt and belt, Jeffery Campbell potion boots

On another note, posting this at 4am and planning to watch some Mad Men after, then just maaaybe fall asleep. A friendly fist bump to all my insomniacs out there!


  • Gala / October 6, 2009

    You are the raddest.

    P.S. HOLLA, I read this at 5.10am. <3

  • modelizer / October 6, 2009

    plz make me a pair for when I visit you in LA because I am far too lazy to EVER dyi. love you lots, looking fierce as always.


  • Melissa Dominic / October 7, 2009


    My medical-esque fetish, let me show you it. These are perfect. All leg brace like. They’re so awkward and weird and I know EXACTLY what I am going to make this weekend. Thanks for opening my eyes to this.

  • Faz / October 7, 2009

    Wicked DIY!

    P.S.: Your arms are so slender!

  • kj / October 8, 2009

    i’m going to have to try this, they came out really great.

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  • emily / October 11, 2009

    this is so cool. I mean the real thing is definitely better. but this is like the next best thing to the real thing.

  • KamillaB / October 13, 2009

    First time to this site and going to do this diy! I might try ribbons and tie a bow in the back for a more pin-up look.

  • Santana / October 15, 2009

    Very Cool and informative Kudos!

  • Santana / October 15, 2009

    Very cool and informative Kudos

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  • M / October 18, 2009

    Lovely DYI. The way your perspective is presented in the series of pictures makes the project equally intriguing and glamorous. Thanks for sharing Also, one can never have too much Alexander Wang love.

  • JazN / October 21, 2009

    The JC boots are still rockin!
    This is a great project. I think my calves are too big to rock this but it would make a great Christmas present!

  • Alexi / October 28, 2009

    simply genius.

  • Cristina / November 2, 2009

    cool DYI!
    i can totally see this in teen vogue!!!
    you’re awesome!

  • nora / November 5, 2009

    this is very cool! and i love your outfit..everything just works :)

  • Camilla / December 11, 2009

    That is AMAZING. Juts adore your blog! Following you xxx

  • violet / December 11, 2009

    love the diy.. you outfit is cool too i like the beanie

    Vi from Cali

  • Kym / December 11, 2009

    girrrrrrl, you are talented! i love it!

  • Lena / December 11, 2009

    Came from Aimee’s blog and I’m so glad I clicked!

  • allegra / December 11, 2009

    woooow! it’s amazing! great idea, amazing job!

    check out my blog @

  • The Oniomaniac / December 12, 2009

    you’re so cool!

  • fashion tidbits / December 12, 2009

    totally awesome DIY! unfortunately i don’t have the calves to pull off this look but you look fab!

  • ALIOMI / December 13, 2009

    AMAZING! Your blog is great–on my list!
    Online DIY, Custom & Vintage Boutique by New York City chicks

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  • Gita / December 16, 2009

    WOW!!! Amazing, I love your works… Unique & creative… Not everybody could have this talent… Nice to meet you :)

  • Sarah K. / December 23, 2009

    Great DIY!! When I saw these in the runway photos I even thought to myself “those socks would be really easy to make…” haha

  • Tonia / February 22, 2010

    When I tell you that you are a girl after my own heart. Cute cute cute

  • Dentists Orange / March 9, 2010

    Those sock braces are so chic ! I need to get my hands on those ! They look so sexy too. I laud you for doing it on your own as it looks rad ! I love it and I love your blog ! Sending you lots of love.

  • DailyDivaDish / March 11, 2010

    These are fantastic – thanks so much for sharing!
    XO Piper

  • Danielle / March 18, 2010

    When I first saw the Alexander Wang socks, I lusted after them and thought that they had high DIY potential. Thanks for spelling out how to make them. Now, soon they shall be mine.

  • Bertha Avalos / April 4, 2010

    I am obsessed with these socks! I have no idea where to find them if you are selling any let me know or if anyone here knows where to find these please let me know at brtha760@hotmail .com

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  • Danique / August 5, 2010

    Love your style ! The shoes are amazing !

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  • sang oh / October 14, 2010

    stylish insdeed.

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  • Callado / December 22, 2010

    its my first comment in your blog and i must say, your blog is amazing and very attractive. i’m planning to start up a fashion blog of my own. anyway i’m totally feeling the DIY socks,cute! i’m definitely going to try it out

  • flower_chloe / January 16, 2011

    Genius…this is absolutely genius!!

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  • Anna / December 26, 2011

    Love your Wang-esque styling. In love with the look.

  • Meka L / March 5, 2012

    love love love your style chica…following you on twitter