The piece: Degen Knit Socks
The price: $35
Why we want it: While this week's Victoria's Secret runway ensembles are stunning to look at, there's a reason that the show's ruby-studded centerpiece is named Fantasy. But then, during the Pink portion of Wednesday's show, something ultra-wearable, cozy, and totally me emerged: Degen's colorful knits. With a pair of the label's quirky wool socks on my feet — which just so happen to be American-made, unisex, and crafted from the softest Italian merino yarn — I'll be closer to those Angels than ever. Who knew socks could be the sexiest part of my outfit?
All socks aren't made the same and with that thought in mind, we're on the hunt for the coziest pairs to keep your feet cozy even on the coldest of days. The key to finding the perfect ones? The denser, the better. It's all about retaining your body heat so look for tight-knit socks that will hold in heat much better than looser, open weave socks. While we prefer chunky socks for pairing with boots, thinner cashmere socks are just as warm if you're looking for something more suitable for pairing with oxfords or lower profile silhouettes. Also, don't forget about your rain boots: wellie socks are an absolute base layer necessity when it's cold and raining outside. Shop our top Winter-approved pairs in the slideshow now.
If there's one thing we can say for the cozier set of looks sent down the Fall '12 runways, it's that there's one common denominator involved: socks. Sure, they may not be the most glamorous of accessories, but they do provide an extra layer of warmth and make for perfectly sized stocking stuffers. Did we mention — if scrunched, styled, and worn with the right shoe — they can really make an outfit pop, too? Look to the Marc by Marc Jacobs lineup, which utilized classic tweedy knit socks to amp up its academia-chic references. Turn your attention to Victoria Beckham's luxe-meets-slouchy knee-high rendition (pictured), an example of how the dress-and-sock combo isn't just for school girls. Or, in a surprise twist, add a sexy lace edge to your heels with inspiration culled straight from Dolce & Gabbana's darker Baroque catwalk. Whether you're dressing for a snow day, your 9 to 5, or a night out on the holiday scene, there's a way to keep your socks fully integrated into the style equation — see 13 ways here.
We gathered together a few of our favorite baby girl socks, and now it's time for the boys. From cozy, soft anklets to vibrantly colored knits, these baby socks will keep your tot's toes nice and warm. If your little one isn't excited about wearing shoes, soft socks are perfect for crawling around the house or for an exciting trip to the grocery store. Click through for a fun collection of baby boy socks made just for your little man.
Keep your sweet girl's toes nice and warm with the help of adorable baby socks. Along with making it easier to slip shoes on and off, socks also make a fashion statement, transforming a simple outfit into something special. And for babes who are still only comfy with socks, we've found ones that are seriously warm, keeping feet nice and cozy this Fall and Winter season. Click through for some supercute socks made just for little girls.
For decades laundry folders have tried to solve the mystery of the missing sock to no avail. Now a new company is hoping to bypass the problem altogether. Snappy Socks "snap-to-fasten" so pairs of socks are kept together during the washing and drying process. Available in infant ($4), toddler ($4), and child sizes ($5), the socks come in a variety of patterns ranging from cute animals and characters to camouflage and polka dots. If you've ever experienced the case of the runaway sock, would you consider Snappy Socks?
Chalk it up to Winter whimsy, but we can't help but stray from traditional boot-sock combinations in favor of exponentially cooler pairings. Try a Madewell wedge bootie with scrunched up, chunky fairisle print socks or a more structured riding boot with a flash of red. These seasonal matches are meant to add a bit of zest to your everyday wintry wardrobe. In effect, don't let your jacket and jeans do all the talking — we've got five fun combos to keep you warm and your outfit bright. Keep clicking to shop your favorite boot-sock set!
While the socks-with-open-toe-shoes trend is a debatable topic for some, we kind of love it. It's perfect for these Fall transitional months and how it adds an extra dose of girliness to any look. The key to getting this look right is, naturally, finding the right pair of socks. We did the legwork for you and culled some of our favorite pairs ranging from the cutest tulle-embellished socks to a neon pink creation. Read our three sock tips below, then get ready to shop and style!
- Elongate your legs by pairing sandals and loafers with nude and neutral-hued socks.
- Layer scrunched socks over a pair of tights for a warm and cozy Fall look.
- Contrast your footwear with bold-hued socks for a cool colorblock effect.