Winter means it’s time to dig out your sweaters, boots, and jackets. Hello, layers! The chill in the air brings new life to your wardrobe and it’s so exciting.
Come December though, the chill has become a frost and you are permanently cocooned in thermal, wool, and anything you think will help you retain a few degrees of heat. You wear the thickest socks you own because frostbite is just not cute. Of course, that means you have to wear your bulkiest, ugliest boots because those are the only pair that can contain the socks. Before you know it, any notion of style is thrown out the window to make room for survival.
But, is that the look you want for work? You can call it cabin-chic all you want but the truth is, you just look cold and like you don’t care. Ask yourself: Is it really normal to wear snow boots indoors, all day long?
What if we found some socks that will keep you warm and look good with your normal shoes? It’s 2017 after all! And, thanks to technology, not all winter socks are bulky and thick anymore.
We thought you’d be excited! Check out our 12 favorite pairs.
Antipast House-Motif Wool-Blend Trouser Sock
The luxurious blend keeps you warm. The Japanese design keeps you stylish.
Pendleton Thunder Quarrel Anklet Socks
Ah! From the kings of the hipster wool blanket comes a pair of hipster wool socks.
Yshare Women's Dot Printed Wool Soft Crew Socks (Pack of 3)
The thickness of these make them the perfect companion for your heavy-duty boots — when you must wear them. If these don’t keep your toes toasty, we’re not sure what will.
Women Dot HEATTECH Socks (2 Pairs)
We don’t know one person who is familiar with Uniqlo’s HEATTECH technology who doesn’t count it as a key player in their cold-weather arsenal. The pieces are thin, insulating, and moisture-wicking — everything you need to stay cozy when the temperature drops. These socks in particular also have a self-deodorizing feature, which is always a plus, plus, plus!
Elliner Crew Socks by Happy Socks
Looking for a splash of color? We wear our spritely Happy Socks all throughout spring and are so glad there’s a winter collection.
Women's Smartwool Best Friend Socks
If you are allergic to wool (or just find it itchy) these are the socks for you. Here’s another tech sock that wicks moisture and regulates your foot's temperature. Moisture in your winter socks can cause blisters, odor, and even hypothermia. We are assuming you want none of those things.
Goodhew Chick Check Socks — Merino Wool, Crew
Wool socks that aren’t three inches thick!
B.ella Bea Cashmere Blend Polka Dot Crew Socks
Ooooh! Ah! That’s right! Cashmere.
Stripe Winter Crew Socks
Since we are on the cashmere train, here is an alternative to the last that is a bit cheaper. These socks are part wool, part cashmere, but 100% fashion.
Terramar Thermasilk Over-The-Calf Sock Liner
Ever wonder how skiers, hikers, or outdoor workers deal with the cold? Silk! The term “liners” implies that you have to wear them with other socks, but you can definitely rock them by themselves if you don’t want the bulk.
Stance Dark Blooms
How sweet are these? Stance has only been around for five years and we consistently love every pair of high-performance, high-fashion sock that they put out. Keep them coming, Stance!
Hansel of Basel Fuzzy Mo Ankle
We adore these because they remind us of baby’s socks — they are so cute they make us squeal. Bonus fashion tip: They look really good over tights, with a dress or skirt.
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