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Oh Yes! It’s the END of Winter and the start of British Summer Time.

We’re heading for everyone’s favourite time of the year. I was born on June 21st – Midsummers Day, Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. I am a child of the the Summer Equinox, so you can safely say I’m partial the warmer months of the year. Good riddance winter, and your long dark nights.

But before we leave winter behind us, I just want to flag a current trend that I predicted when I was doing my Xmas shopping late last year.

I bought everyone at Mi-Soul a pair of thermal socks. I don’t think they were truly appreciated because it was a wet winter, rather than cold.

It turns out that thermal socks are actually one of 2024’s Biggest Trends – and this is the proof you need.

Thermal clothing doesn’t exactly scream “style” (which is why nobody thanked me for my gifts). Therefore, it might surprise you to know that a pair of the best thermal socks can actually be the saving grace of your winter outfits. How? Well, whether worn as a discreet option under a pair of trousers, or a knee-high under long boots, thermal socks are versatile enough (and stylish enough) to wear as part of your everyday ensemble.

While we often adopt the mentality that the practicalities of cold weather should outweigh style, thermal socks have come a long way since the days of unsightly pairs you wouldn’t ever want to be on show.

Just look to the spring/summer 2024 catwalks for inspiration. At Victoria Beckham, Givenchy and MSGM, sheer, knee-high socks were on show, adorning everything from pointed pumps to platform sandals, while at Schiaparelli, models worn long white socks scrunched down to their shins with metallic trainers.

Prada’s knee-high socks have been a best-seller for several seasons now – no doubt you’ve seen them all over social media. Models added grey socks to their gold Miu Miu party dresses for the BAFTA Tea Party in January of this year.

Therefore, it goes without saying, if cold feet are restricting your styling choices, they shouldn’t be. Want the ultimate everyday layering piece that’ll keep you warm while allowing you to create a fashion-forward wardrobe? Look no further than Amazon. That’s where I shopped for everyone’s socks.

Moving onto this week’s instalment of Amanda Zips It Up, we discuss some of the awful trends that are back for 2024 and how to wear them. And there’s no escaping chocolate this weekend as we celebrate Easter. I have a list of the most extravagant and luxurious chocolate on the high street right now.