10 Pairs Of Socks That Should Get As Much Play As Your Tights

Somewhere along the line, socks caught a bum rap as the most undesirable stocking stuffer out there (second only to coal, of course). But, for us, the cold-weather essential is often the key to upgrading a boring outfit — especially once the tights hype wears off.
Not only can a pair of bright, polka-dotted socks take your jeans-and-tee mainstay up a notch, but a cozy thick-knit pair can let you expand your winter footwear arsenal in a budget-friendly pinch. (Hint: on a sunny day, break out those open-toed stunners you thought you stowed away until spring!)
You may be busy stocking up on hats, mittens, and scarves, but after you take a peek at the 10 awesome pairs of socks we rounded up, you might find yourself redefining seasonally appropriate style.

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