Not everyone wants to draw attention to themselves with their sartorial choices. But if you’re someone who wishes they had the nerve to take fashion risks, consider this fun alternative to expressing yourself through clothing: crazy socks. You know the type—stockings that feature vibrant hues, crazy patterns, or even strange illustrations you’d never expect to be knitted into a sock.
Novelty socks are often the unseen hero of an outfit. They can have a cathartic effect; some socks convey a mood you don’t want to outwardly express to everyone but by virtue of wearing them (concealed under your trousers), you somehow feel better. Martha Rich’s pair of stockings, for instance, say “Dang it all to heck,” and are perfect for a day when you just can’t adult anymore. And Feat. Sock Co. has created the Iceland Waterfall socks for when you’re yearning for greener pastures.
Of course, crazy socks don’t have to be hidden! You can certainly wear them loud and proud. Rock Rosie the Riveter with your favorite leggings or don a pair of “Frida Callus” socks when you’re headed to the art museum. After all, who says socks can’t be the star of your outfit?
Feeling like a pair of crazy socks? We’ve found 15+ novelty socks for you to wear.
Keith Harring Running Heart Socks
Rosie the Riveter Socks
80’s Fade Socks
Bob Ross Happy Trees Socks
Iceland Waterfall Socks
Mismatched Sushi Socks
Artist Socks Gift Set (set of 4)
Tropical Fruit Punch Socks
Blue Leaves Socks
El Leopardo Socks
Dang It All to Heck
Magical Mermaid Socks