Socks May Be a "Boring" Buy, But These 21 Pairs Will Make All Your Shoes Better


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While socks may not be the most stylish buy of the season, they certainly are one of the most important parts of your wardrobe. They're small yet mighty, and the right socks will affect the comfort level of your shoes and, paired with options like loafers or flats, the way they look. A Google search of women's socks will lead you to over 750k results, which is why we narrowed it down to the best pairs on the market for every one of your needs. Looking for socks that are worth showing off? Gigi Hadid's new cashmere line has a few pairs that'll get you excited. If you're trying to find true no-show socks to wear with flats, we found a few options, from Nike to Amazon, that have stellar reviews.

If your sock drawer is filled with mismatched options and is in need of an upgrade, look no further than the list below. It's always the small but necessary things we put on the back burner, so we did the hard part and found the best picks for you. Keep scrolling to shop.

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.