15+ Novelty Socks That Add Colorful Creativity to Your Everyday Outfit

Crazy Socks

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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

Novelty Socks

Happy Socks | $14.00


Rosie the Riveter Socks

Crazy Socks

Socksmith | $9.95


80’s Fade Socks

Novelty Socks

Happy Socks | $8.40


Bob Ross Happy Trees Socks

Crazy Socks

Oooh Yeah | $12.00


Iceland Waterfall Socks


Anatomy Socks


Mismatched Sushi Socks


Artist Socks Gift Set (set of 4)

Novelty Socks

ChattyFeet | $39.95

Novelty Socks

Frida Callus


Tropical Fruit Punch Socks


Blue Leaves Socks

Crazy Socks

Happy Socks | $12.00


El Leopardo Socks


Dang It All to Heck


Magical Mermaid Socks

Funny Socks

Firebox | $18.00


Cactus Socks


Paperwork Socks


Troll Socks

Funny Socks

Firebox | $27.69


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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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