October 6, 2009 - 47 comments

DIY: Alexander Wang Spring 2010 Sock Braces

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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!

Published by: Jazzi in DIY, style


October 6, 2009 at 9:10 am

You are the raddest.

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

October 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm

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 at 6:37 am


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.

October 7, 2009 at 9:07 am

Wicked DIY!

P.S.: Your arms are so slender!

October 8, 2009 at 4:27 pm

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

October 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm

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

October 13, 2009 at 10:56 am

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.

October 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Very Cool and informative Kudos!

October 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Very cool and informative Kudos

October 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm

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.

October 21, 2009 at 2:54 pm

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!

October 28, 2009 at 7:22 am

simply genius.

November 2, 2009 at 2:14 pm

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

November 5, 2009 at 1:54 am

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

December 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm

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

December 11, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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

Vi from Cali

December 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm

girrrrrrl, you are talented! i love it!

December 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm

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

December 11, 2009 at 9:53 pm

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

check out my blog @ http://www.allegrabj.blogspot.com

The Oniomaniac
December 12, 2009 at 8:49 am

you’re so cool!

fashion tidbits
December 12, 2009 at 6:10 pm

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

December 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm

AMAZING! Your blog is great–on my list!

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December 16, 2009 at 7:36 am

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

Sarah K.
December 23, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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

February 22, 2010 at 7:59 am

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

Dentists Orange
March 9, 2010 at 12:46 am

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.

March 11, 2010 at 6:21 am

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

March 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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 at 6:37 pm

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

August 5, 2010 at 11:59 am

Love your style ! The shoes are amazing !

sang oh
October 14, 2010 at 12:48 am

stylish insdeed.

Kasandria Reasoner
November 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm


December 22, 2010 at 3:19 am

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

January 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Genius…this is absolutely genius!!

December 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm

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

Meka L
March 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

love love love your style chica…following you on twitter

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