Socks, the oft-maligned stocking stuffer or spare gift for that unexpected guest, are vastly underappreciated in the accessories space. Why should hats and scarves receive all the winter accessory fanfare, when socks are an absolute necessity once cold weather hits?
This is precisely the reason why we’re making a case for you to invest in some majorly cool socks this holiday season—whether for yourself or someone you love. When the temperatures drop, you might as well have something fun to wear before you pull on the boots and snow shoes. Lucky for you, this season has brought a fresh crop of witty novelty socks that provide as much steeze as they do warmth—think trompe l’oeil skate shoes, naughtily sheer patterns, and pop culture prints that are so cool, they’ll hardly be the after-thought of your look.
Here, we’ve selected 15 of the funniest (and chicest) socks on the market; click through the slideshow to see for yourself.