Wearing socks with sandals and pumps has long been a trick to rely on, but it comes and goes from season to season. We saw a resurgence of the trend on the spring runways (Gucci, Burberry, Fendi) and street-style stars alike. This time, the socks are chicer than ever, ranging from mesh to prints that team well with an array of shoes. Layer bright calf-lengths under cropped jeans and boots for warmth during transitional weather, or wear feminine embellished tulle options with heels for a night out. No matter which version you choose, the shoe-and-sock duo will immediately upgrade your outfit and lend playfulness. Ahead, peek our selects of fashion-girl pairings for every style sensibility.
Companion Compression Socks in Red Dip Dye Ombre
Not only does this bold ombré pair look fantastic under denim with open-toe sandals or boots, its compression feature increases circulation, boosts energy levels and improves muscle recovery.
Camo in Green & Black
VIM & VIGR
Try socks in an edgy, of-the-moment camo print. Vim & Vigr also offers compression pairs ideal for wearing with sneakers for your next off-duty outing or workout session.
Solid Pink Mesh Socks
Candy-colored mesh socks are fashion-forward and quirky against structural pumps or platforms. This durable material won't tear. Tip: Wear them slouchy and loose around the ankles to switch it up.
This new line is all about the single sock movement, encouraging customers to mix and match for a unique asymmetrical result. For every sock sold, Oneto donates the other half to the homeless LGBTQ youth in need of clean pairs.
If evening socks were a thing, this delicate tulle number embellished with mini metal stars would be it. Begging to be sported with sexy metallic heels, this accessory will amp up your LBD quick.
High Heel Jungle Starry Tulle Sock In White, $28
Baby Steps in MF Rainbow
The ultra-cool LA denim company never takes anything too seriously, as exhibited by the sassy quip blatantly displayed across its socks. Retro rainbow stripes on the ribbed tube silhouette make the pair playful beyond the uncensored text. Style with trainers and shorts as these are meant to be seen.
Metallic Slim Sheer Crew
Hansel From Basel
Our go-to destination for chic socks collaborated with designer Rachel Comey, and we're obsessed. The shimmery gold hue and sheer cutouts are fun, clever and unexpectedly partner perfectly with both loafers and mules.
Abstract prints go well with chunky sporty kicks, preferably those that are bright white to show off the artsy strokes.
Mira Ankle Sock
This multicolored statement design is graphic and eye-catching. Style with Lucite or pointed-toe slingbacks and a monochrome outfit for the ultimate street-style star ensemble.
When classic ankle socks have a twist, we see them as more than a staple. The embroidered ice cream cone is utterly adorable and charming. Adding to cart, right now.