Runway shows in recent seasons have proved that socks are made to be seen. On catwalks throughout Paris, Milan and New York, designers have embraced legwear by pairing it with cropped pants and all manner of footwear, from strappy sandals to smoking slippers.
Which in the end simply means that you might need to up your sock game. And with the holiday season approaching, there’s no better to time to splurge on something fancy for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.
Here, FN picks nine posh socks that are worth a closer look.
Gucci Sequined Socks
Gucci fans will want to grab a pair of these ivory-colored crew socks. The made-in-Italy style features iridescent sequins that spell out the brand’s logo — a look that deserves to be flaunted by pairing it with a strappy sandal or sleek flat loafer.
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Barrie Cashmere Socks
Made in Scotland, these ultrasoft cashmere socks from Barrie feature thoughtful details such as flexibile ribbing on the cuff and sole to keep the socks secure, plus a handwoven loop decoration on sides.
Prada Fishnet Socks
Prada goes pop art with this pair of socks featuring a stylized version of its logo. The made-in-Italy fishnet style consists of a brown-and-blue color mélange with an unexpected metallic sheen.
Vetements x Reebok Edition Metal Socks
Sports and fashion, meet heavy metal. For his fall collaboration with Reebok, Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia paid homage to legendary rock band Metallica with special logo treatment.
MM6 Maison Margiela Fitted Socks
No, your eyes do not deceive you. These wool-blend socks from Maison Margiela’s MM6 diffusion line have a silver coating, giving them a metallic effect. The entire fall collection was inspired by Andy Warhol’s foil-covered art studio, dubbed the Silver Factory.
Dolce & Gabbana Royal Socks
Embrace your inner Meghan or Kate with this pair of cotton-blend Dolce & Gabbana speckled socks embroidered with the word “royal” at the ankle.
Kenzo Chaussant Chaus Main
Kenzo designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have merged dress and athletic socks in the best way with this light ribbed version featuring the brand’s signature embroidered tiger.
The Elder Statesman Cashmere Socks
Brighten up your winter wardrobe with this colorful striped style from The Elder Statesman. The socks are made in America from soft cashmere.
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Knee-High Socks
These striking knee-highs from Calvin Klein 205W39NYC will the be star of any outfit. The luxe made-in-Italy socks sport a racing-stripe that screams to be seen.
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