Socks. Yep, the last item you probably think of when putting together your outfit. Sure, they’re critical to making your favorite pair of flats or sneakers actually comfortable, but aside from that, you probably don’t think much of them. Okay, okay, perhaps you’ve noted the festive, colorful iterations out there to give your ensemble the perfect finishing touch, but what about the more athletic styles in your drawer? While they’re often an afterthought (reserved for the gym or bumming around), they’re actually becoming a new fashion staple.
As the street elite proved recently during fashion month, sportier socks—white crew styles and the like—are actually holding their own as “outfit makers.” That’s right. Look at Veronika Heilbrunner for example—she consistently showed off her white Nikes to highlight them in a fashionable way, and not just for “function.” We’re particularly feeling the look because a pair of athletic crew socks can cost under $10 (you can even get a six-pack for that price). Fashion’s new It accessory at that price point? Done and done. Keep scrolling for proof on how street style stars are putting their white socks front and center. Plus, shop must-have pairs, too.