Are you someone who likes to be prepared? Are you someone who likes to know that they’ve got “just the right thing” to wear no matter the weather? If you’re someone who has different shoes for every climate or an impressive collection of jackets with different warmth levels, then you understand the importance of a well-rounded wardrobe.
Socks are one of those things that come in many different styles and serve many different purposes. If you want to be ready for anything, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the following types of socks stored away and ready for action. We might be dreaming of sandals and barefoot walks on the beach, but there’s always room to cool off with socks for all seasons even when it’s warm outside.
Thermal Performance Socks
Fall comes with all sorts of unpredictable weather. Whether you’re picking socks for yourself or a special lady in your life, thermal socks that will keep you warm without overheating is essential, especially on rainy fall days and they are the perfect pair of socks to wear with rain boots. Look for a good thermal and quick-drying crew sock that will make facing the elements a total breeze.
No-Show Ankle Socks
For those who are bold and adventurous with their fashion choices, why not take a risk on wearing something scandalous that shows off some ankle? Jokes aside, no-show socks in varying levels of warmth are essential when wearing footwear like ankle boots or penny loafers, basically anything where you want to give the appearance that you’re not wearing socks without actually going barefoot.
Calf-High Dress Socks
Consider this a heavy hitter of the sock world. You should have at least one pair of these socks in your drawer to wear any time you need a versatile sock that can go with jeans or dress pants. The right blend will be breathable and wick sweat away, keeping your feet comfortable at all times. A good pair of wool dress socks will last you for years to come and will hold their shape well through washes.
Regular Ankle Sock
These are the socks that you want to be able to reach into your drawer and pull out without thinking twice. Ankle socks that sit at the right height (no slipping into the heel of the shoe) can keep your feet at just the right level of warmth. Look for socks that boast an impressive tog rating (a measure of how well a material insulates) as well as lighter socks that keep feet cool and dry to really round out your wardrobe.
Comfortable and Warm Tights
This one is for all the ladies (and those who wear tights) who know the value of a reliable, trustworthy, comfortable, and cozy pair of tights. A set of tights that don’t fit well can put a huge damper on a day as you tug at the waistband or repeatedly have to pull up slipping stockings.
A reliable pair of thermal tights can get you through those grey fall days and evenings. Find ones that can work well with a business-casual look as well as a streetwear or casual outfit.