We spotted a flash of red legs riding up Brunswick Street, Fitzroy and literally chased them down all the way to Parliament before waylaying Karen for a photo.

How can you not love this look??

Thigh-high red ribbed wool socks, a little peekaboo of skin, a brown mini skirt and all topped with a glorious purple coat (it’s turned out blue in the quick snap we took, but we assure you it was a regal purple). Finished with simple black ballet flats, a brown leather schoolyard satchel and a funky decorated bike frame.

The best thing – Karen was riding to work. Yes, that’s right, apparently in government departments you can get away with wearing sexy long socks to the office!