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Best Socks For Winter 2012

The Sock Hop: 13 Pairs That Prove Chic and Great Stocking Stuffers

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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.

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