It wasn't too long ago that the words “socks and sandals” brought grandpa and dopey tourists to our minds. Now, we’ve replaced those thoughts with images of actual cool girls. Sure, we might be into this trend for its ugly-chic appeal, but we like it even more for its functionality: The only way you can wear your sandals year-round is by adding socks. We’d be lying if we said it's easy to find the right pair of sock-worthy sandals. So, we went ahead and found the 30 best pairs out there. Whether you’re looking to wear 'em with sheer stockings, chunky wool socks, something patterned, or your good-old athletic socks, these picks will help you pull it off. And hey, let's not forget that all 30 will surely stand on their own come March, too.
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Red, white, and blue never looked so good.
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Pair chunky speckled socks with these Alexander Wang shoes.
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Try a solid sock to highlight this pair's awesome PVC details.
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A whole lot of socks in the sea will pair nicely with these metallic sandals.
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Leopard print, meet splatter paint. You two will get along just famously.
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As our co-founder, Piera Gelardi, famously said: "No pink, you stink."
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Color-blocking done right.
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The cutouts on these H&M shoes are practically begging for a sock.
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Delicate, feminine sandals pair well with edgy or sporty socks.
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This rich, solid blue heel is a great reason to go crazy with patterned socks.
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We're going bananas over these, and so will your socks.
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Slip these slides over socks, and go.
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Go for a sandal with a texture of its own.
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Ice, ice baby. Wear socks; it's cold!
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A fancy take on a classic silhouette.
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Matte and metallic together, forever.
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These Birkenstock-style straps get an elevated look with Miista's heeled sandal.
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Pick a sock, any sock.
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A furry slide brings polished edge to any sock.
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Throw on your Nike socks with these for a bright, sporty look.
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The poster child for ugly-chic shoes.
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A little sparkle goes a long way.
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Velcro is having a moment.
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If you've got a monochrome shoe, let your socks run wild.
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Camo-print shoes can tie the whole look together.
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Adidas socks would really pump up this already-sporty Marc by Marc look.
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Let these slides brighten your day.