The Sock Hop: 13 Pairs That Prove Chic and Great Stocking Stuffers
If there's one thing we can say for the cozier set of looks sent down the Fall '12 runways, it's that there's one common denominator involved: socks. Sure, they may not be the most glamorous of accessories, but they do provide an extra layer of warmth and make for perfectly sized stocking stuffers. Did we mention — if scrunched, styled, and worn with the right shoe — they can really make an outfit pop, too? Look to the Marc by Marc Jacobs lineup, which utilized classic tweedy knit socks to amp up its academia-chic references. Turn your attention to Victoria Beckham's luxe-meets-slouchy knee-high rendition (pictured), an example of how the dress-and-sock combo isn't just for school girls. Or, in a surprise twist, add a sexy lace edge to your heels with inspiration culled straight from Dolce & Gabbana's darker Baroque catwalk. Whether you're dressing for a snow day, your 9 to 5, or a night out on the holiday scene, there's a way to keep your socks fully integrated into the style equation — see 13 ways here.