Once just a practical necessity, socks have evolved to the latest and greatest accessory. Similar to a statement necklace or beautiful bag, they lend a dose of unexpected flair to your outfit, thanks to bright colors and unique patterns. And not only can they elevate your style, but—with the right shoes and clothing proportions—they can also elongate your gams. See below for five of our favorite leg-and-footwear combos.
Blue Ankle Boot + Striped Sock
matchesfashion.com; David Van Hagen Vertical Striped Socks, $16, kjbeckett.com.
Black Platform Oxford + Marled Sock
shopbop.com; Wigman Cypress Socks, $13, amazon.com.
Yellow and Grey Color Blocked Heel + Anklet Sock
nordstrom.com; Solid Color Anklet Sock, $7, absoluteties.com.
Cobalt Strappy Sandal + Lilac Sock
6pm.com; b.ella Solid Sock, $15 for 2, sierratradingpost.com.
White Slip-On Sneaker + Fuzzy Black Sock
openingceremony.us; Falke Cashmere-Blend Cozy Ruffled Bedsocks, $36, neimanmarcus.com.