The Cheap Way Fashion Girls Are Jazzing Up Every Outfit

There's nothing better than a rising trend that requires not only very minimal effort but also very minimal funds. The trend we're speaking of is crew socks and the various ways in which they are being styled right now. Kaia Gerber was spotted styling her socks over leggings not too long ago, and from there, the Nike sock movement followed. We're fairly certain that the rise of Nike socks is in part due to the new indoor lifestyle fashion girls are currently documenting, but regardless of location or intention, this new crew-sock trend is one that can't be ignored. 

What started as more of a fresh way to style leggings and athleisurewear has now transformed into the unofficial accessory of spring and summer 2020. There are two amazing facts that come with the rise of this new trend. The first is that these particular sporty crew socks are cheap as heck, and the second is that they mesh seamlessly with a variety of style types. So whether you're looking to level up your office attire or are sick of your (now) everyday leggings-and–sports bra look, scroll down to find out how these cheap little trendy socks can up the ante in your life. 


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Tone down a rather loud skirt or printed bottom via a classic crew-neck sweatshirt, some sporty socks, and of course, a gold chain. 


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Desperately craving some excitement among your at-home wardrobe? Throw a blazer on top of your favorite bralette to offset the sporty vibe you most likely have going on below.


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Make a suit feel just the right amount of casual by throwing on some crew socks and retro sneakers. 


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Make a laid-back ensemble 10 times cooler by going monochrome (minus the pop of your cute colorful handbag). 


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Channel your inner '90s girl and wear a cropped cardigan top with light jeans and classic sneakers. 


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Once again, crew socks are the easiest way to level up your at-home look.


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Kaia Gerber might have done it first, but fashion girls are taking the OG styling trick and getting more and more creative. 


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Just because you're staying indoors doesn't mean your 'fit has to be boring. Take inspiration from this look and wear a fun top with comfortable bike shorts and the sock style of the hour.


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Cover up any bare ankles you may feel awkward about, which will leave you looking on-trend and feeling only confident about your look.


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Pretty sure we will never get over the suit-and-sneaker look, especially when it features this cheap trendy item.


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While we would give anything to be sitting in an outdoor café in Paris right now, dressing the part will have to do for now—crew socks and all.


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Everything about this look is a win. From the oversize button-down and brogues to the sports socks and long athleisure shorts, this outfit really has the best of both worlds. 


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This outfit is proof that legging styling really knows no bounds, but when it comes to footwear, taller socks and classic sneakers will always do the trick.


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And even when you're keeping things low-key, these trendy socks will elevate your look with no additional effort.

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.