Here’s 18 Pairs Of Awesome Socks That Will Basically Change Your Life

Meet our money saving way to get a whole new outfit when you're skintPhotographed by Joe Wilson


by Charlie Byrne |
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What with all that Xmas present buying malarkey, and the fact that we have no idea when we actually get paid in December, it can be hard to have the spare cash to buy new clothes over Christmas. But that doesn't mean our urges go. If you need to satisfy the shopping demons, then we reckon your best bet is to buy some socks. Yes, socks.

You might not think they're exciting, but ohhh boy you're wrong. The high street has turned its attention to our ankles, offering an unfathomable amount of options that will update any outfit you've already got, and make you feel like you have new stuff.

Check out our faves here:


18 Pairs of Socks

Leopard Print1 of 18

Leopard Print

Leopard print has been huge this winter, but if you don't fancy wearing a full-on coat or trousers, simply add a flash of leopard to you ankles, peeping out between black trousers and loafers.
Socks, £3,

Sheer Stripes2 of 18

Sheer Stripes

Sometimes less is more and subtle details make all the difference - wear these sheer stripey babies with sandals and a mini to your Xmas party so you don't feel like you're wearing the same old boring black socks.
Socks, £3.50, Topshop

Colour Block3 of 18

Colour Block

Happy Socks are the king of cool, interesting hosiery. We heart these colour block socks, and the zillion other designs they do.
Socks, £8, Happy Socks

Sparkles And Ruffles4 of 18

Sparkles And Ruffles

Why stop at glitter when you can add ruffles too, for the ultimate princess sock.
`Socks, £5, Monki

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The teal shade of these shimmery socks feels festive - wear them with a contrasting trouser (perhaps purple?) and brogues. Socks, £6, available in store, Calzedonia

Glitter6 of 18


Woohoo partaaay time!!! That's what we think when we see glittery socks. Enough said.
Socks, £3.50, Topshop

Gemstone swirls7 of 18

Gemstone swirls

We heart the cray digital print on these itsy bitsy ankle socks. Wear with monochrome to get the full hit of their colour blast.
Socks, £5, Monki

Neon8 of 18


Wear these to feel just a little bit like Beyonce in the Crazy In Love video. Ripped jeans and a sweater are obligatory. Socks, £4, available in store, & Other Stories

Sheer Sky Blue9 of 18

Sheer Sky Blue

Powder blue is the best way to cheer yourself up. Wear these with winter whites to look ahead to spring.
Socks, £4, & Other Stories

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Nothing wrong with adding a bit of bling to your feet during party season - check out these diamante studded socks. Socks, £12,

Marl11 of 18


These grey little numbers are the holy grail of socks - chunky, classic, and cosy. The sock dream. Socks, £6,

Plaid12 of 18


Plaid is the ultimate a/w trend. Now you can wear it on your ankles. Thanks Toppers.
Socks, £3.50, Topshop

Silky Knees13 of 18

Silky Knees

Expensive socks are the ultimate luxury. Wear these with a cute skater skirt and lace up heels and try not to stroke your legs too much.
Socks, £60, Maria La Rosa at

Patterned14 of 18


There's nothing like a zany patterned sock to jazz up a navy tailored suit. Toast make proper lambswool styles, that will make you feel like a grown up. Just don't tumble dry them or you will end up with teeny tiny tootsie socks,
Socks, £24, Toast

Sheer Animal15 of 18

Sheer Animal

We love these sheer giraffe print socks, they're a cool update to leopard print. And they're just £5. Score.
Socks, £5, Monki

Cable Knit16 of 18

Cable Knit

Pop these burgundy over the knee socks on and you will feel immediately Christmassy. We promise.
Socks, £8, Urban Outfitters

Sheer Nude17 of 18

Sheer Nude

Remember your mum's 'pop socks'? These are like the 2015 version, to be worn with a pleated midi skirt and metallic shoes.
Socks, £4, & Other Stories

Sporty Tube18 of 18

Sporty Tube

There's something super satisfying about a tube sock - they're spongy, comfy, and look great worn with a mini and some battered converse.
Boots, £5, Monki

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Photographed by Joe Wilson

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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