The 3 Types of Socks Every Woman Should Have in Her Wardrobe

We’re busy, but unearthing creative ways to style our socks has been a topic of high priority for us as of late. It seems that rather than approaching this seemingly standard accessory from a needs-must angle, women are incorporating socks into their looks with intention and ease (just see how Pernille Teisbaek has been wearing one particular pair on repeat). But how do you do this without making your legs look stumpy? That’s the question. To solve this sartorial riddle, we turned to the streets for real-girl approaches on the subject. If you’re also interested in how to wear socks, especially at different lengths, keep scrolling for stylish outfits to wear with every sock length right now.

Ankle-length socks

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Style Notes: You can make your sock-and-shoe combo look elegant—it isn’t all about sneakers. Wear a pair of sheer socks with pretty flats or heels, and you’ve got yourself the most ladylike way to do this. 

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Style Notes: If you’re more of a sneaker woman, then take a tip from Gilda Ambrosio, and wear a chic blazer and denim skirt with old-school runners and sports socks. Just make sure to keep them ankle length. 

Mid-length socks

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Style Notes: Watch out, world. Socks are moving up the ankle, and we’re into it. If you want to go the adventurous route, test out a midi skirt with just a sliver of skin shown between.

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Style Notes: If you want to dial down a super-feminine look, try wearing socks to make it feel edgier. Also, try a pair of socks with a graphic slogan on them to ramp it up. 

Long-length Socks

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Style Notes: You may think long socks give off a boarding school vibe, but as proven here, this is not always the case. We’d advise trying a bold colour that matches with something else in your outfit.

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Style Notes: Just because you’re wearing long socks, doesn’t mean you have to wear them to your knees. Why not keep them slouchy and roll them down to your ankles?