Remember when socks were purely a functional necessity, when your options were black, white, or some iteration of cartoon characters? Well, no more! This season's got a crop of striped, cabled, patterned, and fishnet versions you can wear with everything from your favorite platform sandals to classic pumps to fall's most essential booties. That's right — we're talking about letting your socks show...on purpose.
Click through for our favorite 11 pairs. We guarantee they'll have you looking at your most essential accessory in a whole new light.