Happy Feet: Stylish Socks to Sex Up Your Footwork

We love socks. But not the ones your folks crammed into your stocking way back when. We're talking a whole new breed of pairs that transcend everyday staple to become all-out wardrobe necessities. Best of all, our top sock picks offer a singular place to get a little crazy in the fashion department. Right now, our favorites range from the classics to embellished knee-highs. And those $95 thigh-highs from VPL? Could simple socks be any sexier?
Above, clockwise from top left: Juicy Couture Chain Knee High, $24, available at Revolve Clothing;  Hansel from Basel Marionette Booties, $14, available at Revolve Clothing; Roda Knee-High Socks, $50, available at Vivre; Miu Miu Over-the-Knee Socks, $140, available at Net-A-Porter; Acne Hockney Altitude Socks, $49, available at Acne; Betsey Johnson Wink Socks, $12, available at Fred Flare; VPL Thigh Highs, $95, available at La Garçonne; Acne Star Socks, $85, available at Acne.