Fashion forward thinkers have long believed that to be well-dressed meant to be dressed from head to toe. Yes, even your toes (or rather your feet) get their own recognition by way of socks. Like shoes, socks are an essential part of your wardrobe that can add a little pizzazz or simply provide a little comfort.

Sock enthusiasts understand that socks do not just come in a variety of colors, sizes, and material. They come in varying styles and are meant for versatility; which makes sock shopping a bit complicated at times (well, that is if you prefer to spend your money on high-quality socks that can be worn on any occasion). 

Shopping for socks should not be a daunting task. It also should not be a miserable one either. So, instead of walking in a store and buying ten pairs of the same socks, purchase any of these five high-quality socks that can be worn any  occasions:

  1. Crew-Length Socks

Gone are the days when knee length and sporty ankle socks were the only socks you had in your drawer. Nowadays, socks come in varieties of lengths, styles, and patterns. The most stylish of them are crew socks. Most made with cotton or a cotton-blend, they have the ability to keep your feet comfortable and provide a comfortable feeling when you wear them around the house.

Because crew socks are longer than ankle socks but come just under the calf, they can be worn casually or under dress pants. Depending on the material, you can wear them with dress shoes or with sneakers. That is what makes this sock so versatile and a great choice to have for any occasion. They are offered in a wide range of colors, fabrics, and designs that can capture the attention of many.

  1. Textured Socks

If you prefer a simple, no fuss sock that is not colorful or has lots of designs, then textured socks are for you. Not only can the texture make you feet feet good (depending on the texture), they can also be worn with nearly everything. These have textured socks that can be worn with sneakers and also textured socks that can be worn with dress shoes, loafers, or casual slide-ons. 

Choosing this sock does not make you plain since they are often sold in solid colors. Textured socks have patterns in the texture that stand out without the boldness  (or need) of adding color. Ribbed and textured patterns on these socks  give it its own definition that creates an added sense of attraction as compared to regular socks.

  1. No-Show Socks

Have you ever had the perfect shoes that only look good if you didn’t have socks on but you don’t like going sockless (especially if your feet sweat easily)? Better yet, have you tried to slide a pair of regular socks down only to be uncomfortable or it constantly bunching? Well, now there is a remedy to both these issues…no-show socks.

No-show socks are socks that cover the toes or upper part and bottom of the foot; as well as the ankle so they are “invisible” when wearing shoes. Because they cover the most essential part of the feet, they not only keep your shoes odor-free, you can wear them with any outfit and with nearly every shoe. The best part about getting them is that you can choose any funky color or weird style that you like since you won’t have to show them off.

  1. Striped Socks

A lot of men relate striped socks with being fashion-forward. Some even prefer to wear these to present a more sophisticated and/or outgoing look. These socks come in a variety of colors and patterns and most often worn with dress shoes, loafers, or slide-ons. 

While these socks can be worn on many occasions, they are often worn with suits, slacks, or casual dress shorts. The most important thing is that you choose the right look for the occasion. For instance, if you wear them to the office, bright yellow or bright red stripes may be too much, whereas, black and white-colored stripes can appear more subtle and professional.

  1. Novelty Socks

Novelty socks are an emerging trend that has become easy to pair with nearly everything a man has in his closet. From dressy suits to casual shorts, these socks can show a fun and creative side of your personality. Not only are they comfortable, they come in many fabrics, patterns, textures, and colors. The hardest part of choosing novelty socks is whether to buy one or by them all. Novelty socks go from plain to bold so there is something for everyone to make the statement they want for any occasion. .

When deciding on a sock for every occasion, it’s really important to know what is in your closet. Remember, getting dressed starts from your head and ends on your toes and that means every detail gives your statement to yourself and what you want the world to see. Socks are the most important piece of footwear you put on. If matched correctly, it can create a comfortable connection between your pants and your shoes.