15 Pairs of Chic Socks to Wear With Boots This Winter

Lauren Caruso
Best Socks To Wear With Boots
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Off-the-shoulder shirts, oversized bombers, bell-sleeve everything: For the most part, street style trends take a few months—and sometimes, a few seasons—to truly come to fruition. But this year’s socks-with-shoes trend picked up steam rather quickly. Since mid-October, it’s been basically impossible to scroll Instagram without seeing a pair of fishnet socks layered underneath a pair of frayed Levi’s with oxfords (guilty), but that doesn’t mean the look isn’t equal parts practical, too.

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But you can’t pick out just any pair of socks from your underwear drawer and throw ’em on with a pair of booties: Nope, the right pair is almost always sheer, sometimes patterned, and often subtle. Try paring a knit pair with velvet booties for a fun play on textures, or throw a delicate ankle sock on with lace-up leather boots for a totally unexpected look. Ahead, 15 pairs of the best socks to wear with boots this winter.

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Darner Mesh Mocha Socks, $36; at The Dreslyn

H&M 2-Pack Merino Wool Socks, $12.99; at H&M

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Out from Under Glittery Socks, $14; at Urban Outfitters

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Madewell Marled Colorblock Trouser Socks, $8.50; at Madewell

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Out from Under Microfilament Crew Socks, $14; at Urban Outfitters

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Antipast Crochet Fishnet Mid-Calf Sock, $55; at Barneys New York

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Sheer Anklet Socks, $14; at Nordstrom

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ASOS Sheer 2-Stripe Ankle Socks, $6.50; at ASOS

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Zara 3-Pack Ribbed Socks, $15.90; at Zara

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Sheer Frilly Ankle Socks, $4; at Boohoo

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Tricot Comme des Garcons, $50; at SSENSE

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ASOS Oversized Fishnet Ankle Socks, $5; at ASOS

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Calvin Klein 3-Pack Tactel Socks, $20; at Calvin Klein

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Free People Glimmer Oasis Ankle Socks, $12; at Free People

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Darner Nude Socks, $38; at Need Supply

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