Chances are you’re reading this article because you’re tired of wearing the same plain brown or black stocks day after day. Socks are a great way to jazz up your outfit, and there’s a wealth of fun, funky and straight up cool socks out there to help spice up your wardrobe. Even better, most of them are so affordable it’s easy to stock up on socks that suit your every mood.
For the widest selection online, check out sockdreams.com, stockittome.com and kbellsocks.com. At these sites you can go crazy for cool socks. Not sure where to start browsing? You can also shop for cool socks by theme. Absolutesocks.com has divided up their range of novelty socks by theme for easy shopping. Have fun searching through dog breeds, college teams, food and drink, money and weather socks, to name just a few.
Love art? Now you can wear great masterpieces on your feet. Sockdreams.com offers a beautiful, calf length rendition of Van Gough’s Starry Night for just $8. Even the iconic Hollywood sign and the Statue of Liberty are on socks now, from joyofsocks.com. If you like cats, wear the famous Chat Noir in knee high form, also from sockdreams.com.
Wearing cool critters on your feet doesn’t stop with just cats. You can find gorgeous peacocks, cheeky monkeys, wild octopi and even giraffes on sockdreams.com. Metallic Peacock socks from joyofsocks.com are an elegant, vibrant blend of blue and gold on a black background. For other kinds of graphics, K Bell Socks has Asian graphic socks, ballet shoes and wide mouthed fish. Play the piano? Joyofsocks.com has piano key socks for just $6. Want to make the keys even cooler? Instead of traditional black and white, opt for colorful stripes. Hot pink “wink” socks are sure to get a second glance. Have a favorite pair of high top sneakers? Now you can wear them as high top sneaker socks in lime, black, fuchsia, purple and even turquoise from joyofsocks.com.
If it’s a burst of color you’re after, consider tie-dyed socks. The tie-dyed knee highs offered by sockdreams.com aren’t the messy, haphazard productions from high school. Instead, they’re tightly patterned and brilliantly colored and go for $15-$25. Absolutesocks.com even sells pairs of brightly colored and deliberately mismatched socks so you’ll never have to worry about mixing up your sock drawer again. The mismatched anklet socks are a beautiful warm blend: while they’re close in color and style, subtle differences in the patterns keep them separate.
Toe socks are eye-catching and fun to wear, even in the summer: now you don’t have to choose between flip-flops and socks! For extra pizzazz, sockdreams.com offers striped toe socks, both knee high and regular length for $13 - $15. To keep both hands and feet toasty, absolutesocks.com sells matching pairs of striped toe socks and gloves for just $10. The possibilities are endless: fuzzy striped toe socks are great for indoors in the winter, or try argyle toe socks for a neat paring of style and coolness you can wear to work.