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Wear Cool and Funky Socks To Make A Fashionable Statement

Updated on February 20, 2013

Wearing cool, funky, interesting, and unique socks are a simple way to make a statement or look fashionable. There are so many different types of socks available. There are dress socks, casual socks, sports socks, ankle socks, knee-high socks, wool socks, nylon socks, toe socks, and more.

The average sock wearer doesn't have a huge selection of types of socks. They typically have some comfortable white socks and maybe some dress socks. Most people don't really think about what their socks look like when they pick out their wardrobe. They may choose a color, but that's usually as far as it goes. If you look around in store, boutiques, and online, you may notice that there is an increasing number of different types and colors of socks. Fashionable socks are starting to appear everywhere. Even famous fashion designers are creating their own sock lines. They can be a simple and relatively inexpensive way to stay trendy or express yourself.

Toe Socks / Glove Socks

Toe socks, also known as glove socks, are socks that have individual slots for each of your toes. It looks like you're wearing gloves on your feet! These socks are really neat and come in a variety of colors, designs, and styles.

Ankle Socks

Ankle socks are great for when you want to wear socks but not necessarily have it look like you are. For instance, if you are wearing shorts with running shoes, ankle socks may appear to look nicer and more fashionable than tube socks or other type of socks.

As well, ankle socks are great for walking around with your shoes off but not having to be barefoot. There are countless colors and style of ankle socks to choose from. you can get anything from plain white or black to a number of different colors and patterns.

Knee High Socks

Knee high socks can be classy, cute, and fashionable. They look great when worn with skirts or dresses. Even if you have none of your leg showing, they are a great alternative to regular nylon stockings. As with all socks, there is a variety of colors, patterns, and fabrics available when looking for knee high socks. The selection is incredible.

Wearing funky, cool and unique knee high socks are a great way to look fashionable and make a statement. As well, you can keep it simple with a white, black or neutral color and look just as great.

Striped Socks

Stripes are a super popular pattern for socks. There are different colors of stripes and different sizes of stripes. As well, there are different socks styles with stripes on them. As long as you're not already wearing stripes, these make a great accessory.

You can find different colors of striped socks to color coordinate your outfit. As well, you can get simple black, white, or neutral toned stripe socks to add a little flare to an ordinary outfit.

Argyle Patterned Socks

Argyle is a very popular pattern for socks, particularly dress socks. The pattern adds some character to an ordinary outfit and you can find them in a multitude of colors. Argyle patterned socks can help you look fashionable, classy, and sophisticated. A must have for any sock collector and anyone that frequently wears dress socks. Why wear the same plain solid colors when you can mix it up while still looking dressed up?

Character and Theme Socks

Aside from solid colors and geometric patterns, socks also come with various other designs, prints, animations, characters, and themes. If you look around you can find socks with flowers, hearts, and other simple pictures, various themes, and just about every famous cartoon character. These socks aren't just for kids either! You can have a lot of fun by mixing it up with different character and theme socks. They're a great way to express yourself, make a statement, have a little fun, and feel great.

Colorful Socks

Socks come in every single color of the rainbow and then some. Most people shop for black or white socks because these colors match with everything and they're readily available. Casual and sport socks can be purchased by the bundle. However, adding color to your socks helps to spruce up your entire outfit. You can choose a color that suits a particular holiday, one that matches the colors you're wearing, or just a nice color (or colors) to help make a regular or neutral toned outfit a bit more colorful and exciting.

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      nmdonders 5 years ago

      Vespawoolf I am the same way. They're becoming like shoes to me now. I always admired nice shoes :) Thanks for your feedback and for stopping by.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love socks and have always purchased funky pairs to enjoy while lounging at home. I'd never thought of using them as a fashion statement, though. I'll take a look at some of the socks you've displayed from Amazon. Thanks so much!

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      nmdonders 5 years ago

      Janhorner I love your story. That's so sweet. My gramps told me that it's always important to have good socks. He said no matter what you're wearing they can make you feel like a million bucks. Now it's important to me to always make sure I have nice new socks :)

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Lovely soxxi hub! There has been a lot of thought and work put into your hub and it shows! Well done.

      It reminded me of my husband's birthday earlier this year. The two youngest grandchildren (Alfie 4 and Jack 2) presented him with some socks; four pairs with different coloured toes and heels, in pink, yellow, green and blue! When they come to visit, granddad has to make sure he has a pair of their socks on, and Alfie actually checks to see he has! Kids!

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      nmdonders 5 years ago

      RTallni that's funny. What a great motto haha. I just got into them recently so I suppose I have the same motto :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      After reading this my new motto is: Life's too short to wear dull socks! :)

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      nmdonders 5 years ago

      Thank you shiningirisheyes :) I would love to see those haha. I'm sure they're interesting. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that but I'll keep my eye out. That would be hilarious.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      It takes creative talent to make a subject such as socks interesting.

      I have a pair of socks to be worn with open toes shoes. They are green and have claws for toes. The claws poke out of the tip of the shoe. I only wear them to get the funny reaction from my friends and family.

      I only hope I don't have an emergency while wearing them. Imagine waking up in the hospital and the nurse giving me one of those "looks.

      Great job with this one.